Salmon River Area


Area Status: Open

The Salmon River Area follows Hwy 75 east along the border of the SNRA White Clouds Wilderness and the Salmon Challis National Forest. There is tremendous fishing in this area for species like steelhead and trout. There are aggressive rapids for rafting and lots of creeks flowing off of the Salmon River. There are fabulous hiking trails leading into the White Clouds Wilderness to the south and trails leading north into the Salmon Challis National Forest. There are a number of campsites along this corridor which are all first-come, first-serve which include the Salmon River campsite, Casino Creek, Riverside, Mormon Bend, Lower O'Brien, Upper O'Brien, Whiskey Flats, Holman Creek and Syder Springs picnic area. Double sites are offered at Casino Creek, Mormon Bend, Lower O'Brien, Upper O'Brien, Salmon River and Holman Creek. 

At a Glance

Operational Hours: May-September with a couple sites opening earlier depending on conditions for steelhead season. 
Reservations: All sites are first-come, first-serve. 
Area Amenities: Boat ramp, Tent camping, Camping trailer, Picnic tables, Toilets, Drinking water, Parking
Fees: Sawtooth NRA Camping Fees and Information
Restrictions: Keep all pets on a leash. Camping stay limits: 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. Motorized vehicles and bicycles are not allowed in any of the designated wilderness areas. 
Closest Towns: Stanley, Idaho. 
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault
Information Center: For information contact Recreation Resource Management of America at (928) 537-8888.

Recreation Map

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Activities

Campground Camping

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Group Camping

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Dispersed Camping

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DESIGNATED DISPERSED CAMPING ONLY

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.

Status description: Designated Dispersed Camping

Lake and Pond Fishing

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River and Stream Fishing

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Boating - Non-Motorized

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Amenities

Camping trailer:
Picnic tables:
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Parking:
Toilets:
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Location

 
  Latitude : 
44.2504

  Longitude : 
-114.8695

  Elevation : 
6280