Baumgartner Campground

Area Status: Open
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Baumgartner Campground is currently open. Water is available outside the campground at a spigot to the southwest of the campground entrance on Forest Service road #071 until the first part of October.  The hot pool is open.

Baumgartner Campground is a group, fee, reservation campground composed of 39 camping units on the South Fork of the Boise River.  It is one of two campgrounds on the District that has a campground host.  There are 6 double family units, for up to 16 people each, and 1 multi-family group unit that can be reserved for up to 32 campers.  Swimming, fishing, and picnicking are popular activities. An extensive trail system for OHV and motorcycles can be accessed from this campground, however OHVs are not allowed on the roads within the campground.  An interpretive nature trail offers history on the geologic attractions in the area. The Hot Pool, located within the campground is a toasty 111 degrees Fahrenheit and is open daily from dawn until dusk. The pool is drained nightly. Soaps, alcohol and glass are not allowed near or in the pool. Swimsuits are required and no pets are allowed around or in the pool.

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: Campground is closed until mid-July 2019. You may walk or bicycle into the campground to use the hot pool. Hot pool will be cleaned on a regular basis for the duration of the camping season. Potable water is available at the water hydrant just to the south of the Baumgartner Campground gates along Road #071.  Water will be available until it starts to freeze--generally around the end of September/first part of October. Site 100 is open and available for camping. 
Operational Hours: Standard operating times are May - September, and can be seasonally contingent. The campground will open in mid-July on a first come-first serve basis for the 2019 Season.  However, Site 100, the "Group Site" is reservable for the summer of 2019 and can be reserved at
Reservations: Reservations are available through
Fees $10.00 per night fee for a single unit, $20.00 per night fee for a double unit, and $40.00 per night fee for the group site.  
Open Season: 5/18
Restrictions: Pets must be leashed at all times in the campground.  All camp fires must be attended.  OHVs are not allowed on the roads within the campground.  The pool is drained and cleaned at night and no soaps, alcohol or glass are allowed near or in the pool. Swimsuits are required and no pets are allowed around or in the pool.
Closest Towns: Featherville, Idaho and Fairfield, Idaho
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: This campground is a part of NRRS. Make reservations by calling NRRS at 1-877-444-6777
Information Center: ATVs, UTVs and motorcycles are not allowed in the campground. You may trailer them in and out, but riding in the campground is not allowed.

General Information


Please take the Detour Route


From Highway 20, go north 30 miles on Pine-Featherville Rd (Forest Road #61) and then east 12 miles on Forest Road #227


General Notes:

The campsite is located 12 miles east of Featherville.


Additional parking is available outside of the campsite for extra vehicles.

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4900 ft.