Deer Creek Campground

Area Status: Open

Deer Creek Campground has 3 small, tight, shady campsites, each with a fire ring and a picnic table.  Sites to pitch a tent are small and limited by brushy vegetation.  Parking is limited.  Large RVs or long truck/trailer combinations are not recommended.  A single-unit, ADA-accessible SST vault toilet is found at the campground.  Individual campsites are not considered ADA-accessible.  An excellent site for a small picnic near a creek.  Cottonwoods, willows, alder, and spruce trees shade the campsites.

At a Glance

Reservations: Not accepted.
Fees: Non-fee site.
Open Season: May 1 annually, weather and road conditions permitting.
Usage: Light
Best Season: July - September
Busiest Season: October during hunting season
Restrictions: Camping limit 16 days.  No horses or stock permitted in campground.
Closest Towns: Hailey, Ketchum
Water: No potable drinking water at this campground.or within the Deer Creek drainage.
Restroom: ADA-accessible SST single-unit Vault
Operated By: Ketchum Ranger District, Sawtooth National Forest

General Information


From Ketchum drive south approximately 9 miles on ID 75.  Turn west onto Deer Creek Road (Forest Road #097) and drive approximately 9 miles west to Deer Creek Campground/Picnic Area. 

General Notes:

Non-fee site.  Reservations not accepted. No public drinking water available.


Parking for up to 5 full-sized vehicles available. 

Not recommended for large RVs or long truck/trailer combinations.


Individual campsites are not considered ADA-accessible.

The single-unit SST vault toilet is ADA-accessible.

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