Lower O'Brien Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed
 

Lower O'Brien Campground is composed of 10 campsites including 1 double-site on the Salmon River located in a lodgepole pine forest. All sites are first-come, first-serve. The Warm Springs Creek Trail is nearby. Visitors can fish for steelhead and trout or soak in the fabulous Sunbeam Hot Springs which maintains a temperature of 169 degrees fahrenheit. You can adjust the temperature by moving rocks to allow river water to flow in.  A boat ramp at Yankee Fork is available for floating the river, which has 14 miles of Class III and IV rapids. An interesting trip is to explore the mining history of the area by touring the Land of the Yankee Fork north of the Sunbeam Dam and resort on Forest Road #013. Sunbeam Dam was the only dam ever built on the Salmon River, which remains one of the last free-flowing rivers in the west. The dam was intended to provide power to mining operations located on the Yankee Fork, but in 1911, the mine property was sold at a Sheriff`s auction and part of the dam was destroyed with dynamite in 1934.

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 day for single-sites including 1 vehicle and $32 per day for double-sites including 2 vehicles. $8 per day for an additional vehicle. 
Open Season: June - September
Restrictions: Pets must be on a leash. There is a 10 day maximum stay length at campsites. You must occupy the campsite the first night and campsites cannot be left unattended for more than 24 hours. Motorized vehicles and bicycles are not permitted in any of the designated wilderness areas.
Closest Towns: Stanley, Idaho
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault
Information Center: For general information contact the Sawtooth NRA Visitor Center at (208)727-5000 or the Stanley Ranger Station at (208)774-3000.

General Information

Directions:

From Stanley, go northeast 14 miles on ID 75, then turn south on Forest Road #454.  Proceed past Upper O’Brien Campground to Lower O’Brien.


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Drinking water
Toilets
Parking
Tent camping
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Location

 
  Latitude : 
44.25734

  Longitude : 
-114.694525

  Elevation : 
5800 ft.

 



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