Pioneer Campground

Area Status: Open

Pioneer Campground, which is situated next to Soldier Mountain Ski Area, is a developed campground composed of 5 units on Soldier Creek. The campground can be reserved in its entirety for groups of up to 50 people. The amphitheater and adjacent picnic area can be used for group events. Campground amenities include picnic tables, fire rings, drinking water and a restroom. The South Fork and North Fork of Soldier Creek trails begin along  Forest Road 093 and join a major network of trails in the Soldier Mountains.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Campground is open and water (hand pump) is on and tested. Amphitheatre is not open due to flood damage.
Operational Hours: Standard Operating season is May - September, and can be seasonally contingent. You may camp in Pioneer Campground before May, but we will not start cleaning/servicing the campground until mid-May. Drinking water will not be available until Memorial weekend.
Reservations: Please contact the Fairfield Ranger District at 208-764-3202 for more info.
Fees: This is a no-charge campground.
Restrictions: Pets must be leashed in campground.  All campfires must be attended.
Closest Towns: Fairfield, Idaho
Water: Shut off for the season.
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: Fairfield Ranger District. Call 208-764-3202 for more information or to make a reservation.

General Information


From Fairfield, go north 11 miles on Forest Road #094 and Forest Road #093, past the ski area.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Mountain Biking

Campground Camping

River and Stream Fishing

Day Hiking


The Soldier Creek - Miller Creek trailhead (#087) begins at the end of Forest Road 093 and joins a major network of trails in the Soldier Mountains.

Horse Riding

XC Skiing/Snowshoeing


In the winter, there is parking at nearby Couch Summit for about 100 miles of snowmobile trails through the forest and private lands. A warming hut is available in Basalt Creek on the Wells Summit section.

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5800 ft