Murdock Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Murdock Campground is composed of 11 campsites located in a pine overstory 2 miles north of the Sawtooth National Recreation Headquarters in the North Fork Canyon. The sites are all first-come, first-serve. This area is terrific for fishing in the Big Wood River and Murdock Creek. Hiking is wonderful in this area with the North Fork, West Fork, and East Fork trail heads leading up into the Hemingway-Boulder Wilderness Area. Wildlife viewing is superb along with the views of Ryan Peak, Kent Peak, Glassford peak and Silver Peak in the Hemingway-Boulder mountains all of which are over 11,000 feet in elevation.   

At a Glance

Operational Hours: This campground is open.
Reservations: All sites are first-come, first-serve. 
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees $16 per night with one vehicle and $8 per day for a second vehicle. 
Open Season: May - September
Restrictions: Please keep pets on a leash. 10 day maximum stay length for campsites. Campers must occupy the site the first night and cannot go more than 24 hours thereafter without occupying the site. Motorized vehicles and bicycles are not allowed in any of the designated wilderness areas. 
Closest Towns: Ketchum, Idaho. 
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault
Information Center: For general information please contact the Sawtooth NRA at (208)727-5000 or the Ketchum Ranger Station at (208)622-0090.

General Information


From Ketchum, head north 8 miles on ID 75. Turn right at the Sawtooth National Recreation Area Headquarters Office and continue 2 miles on Forest Road #146.

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6500 ft.