Chemeketan Campground - Salmon River Headwaters

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Chemeketan is a marvelously secluded group area that can accommodate up to 150 people and accepts reservations which can be made by visiting or by calling (877)444-6777. It is located in a lodge pole pine forest near the Salmon river.  At the base of Galena Summit on Hwy 75 take FS Rd 215 approximately 3 miles to the campground. Visitors can enjoy fishing for rainbow trout, westslope cutthroat trout, bull trout, occasional hybrid cutbows and steelhead in the Salmon River. You can explore the Idaho Centennial Trail or admiring the marvelous views. This campground is reached via dirt road, however visitors must ford a stream before reaching the site. Trucks, RVs and cars with higher clearance should have no trouble crossing the stream. Individual campsites are available on a first-come, first-serve basis if the group sites are not reserved.
There is no drinking water available at this site.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: This campground closes on September 21.
Reservations: This is a group campground that accepts reservations which can be made by clicking the following link or by calling (877)444-6777.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
Fees $50 per day for 1-50 people. $100 per day for 51-100 people. $150 per day for 101-150 people. 75 vehicle limit. Single-sites are available for $10 per day and $5 per day for a second vehicle if the group site is not reserved.
Open Season: June - September
Restrictions: Maximum of 75 vehicles allowed at this site. Pets must be on a leash. 10 day maximum stay length for campsites. Campsites must be occupied the first night, and cannot be left unattended for more than 24 hours. Motorized vehicles and bicycles are not allowed in any of the designated wilderness areas. 
Closest Towns: Stanley, Idaho
Water: No drinking water available.
Restroom: Vault
Information Center: For information contact Recreation Resource Management of America at (928) 537-8888.

General Information


From Stanley, go south 23 miles on ID 75.  Turn south on Forest Road #215 and go about 3 miles to the campground.

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7500 ft.