Murdock Campground

Area Status: Open

Murdock Campground is composed of 11 campsites located in a pine overstory 2 miles north of the Sawtooth National Recreation Headquarters in the North Fork Canyon. The sites are all first-come, first-serve. This area is terrific for fishing in the Big Wood River and Murdock Creek. Hiking is wonderful in this area with the North Fork, West Fork, and East Fork trail heads leading up into the Hemingway-Boulder Wilderness Area. Wildlife viewing is superb along with the views of Ryan Peak, Kent Peak, Glassford peak and Silver Peak in the Hemingway-Boulder mountains all of which are over 11,000 feet in elevation.   

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Closes September 30th.
Reservations: All sites are first-come, first-serve. 
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees: Sawtooth NRA Camping Fees and Information
Open Season: May - September
Restrictions: Please keep pets on a leash. All occupancy (includes developed/dispersed camping, boats, boat trailers, travel trailers, tents, etc): Occupancy limit is 10 days in a 30 day period within a 30 mile radius for all of SNRA. Campers must occupy the site the first night and cannot go more than 24 hours thereafter without occupying the site. Motorized vehicles and bicycles are not allowed in any of the designated wilderness areas. 
Closest Towns: Ketchum, Idaho. 
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault
Information Center: For information contact Recreation Resource Management of America at (928) 537-8888.

General Information


From Ketchum, head north 8 miles on ID 75. Turn right at the Sawtooth National Recreation Area Headquarters Office and continue 2 miles on Forest Road #146.

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6500 ft.