Dagger Falls Campground


Eight sites are located along the Middle Fork of the Salmon River away from the busy Boundary Creek launch area. Each site has a picnic table and fire ring. The campground amenities include a vault toilet and drinking water. There are no garbage services available. The water falls are magnificent and the fishing terrific.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: No water.
Reservations: No reservations
Fees $10 Night for single unit is charged for overnight use. 
Open Season: 6/1
Usage: Light-Medium
Restrictions: not recommended for trailers over 16 ft
Closest Towns: Stanley
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet (2)
Passes:   The following passes are good for 50% reduction in camping fees: SENIOR PASS – Available for $10.00 to US Citizens 62 years and older.  Must be purchased in person with proof of age such as driver’s license. ACCESS PASS – Available FREE of charge to US citizens that have been medically determined to have a permanent disability that severely limits one or more major life activities.  Must be maintained in person with written proof of disability. 
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions: Dagger Falls is accessed by dirt road from Idaho State Highway 21, and is often closed by snowdrifts until late May or early June. The turn-off is located 23 miles west of Stanley or 107 miles east of Boise between mileposts 109 and 110. This road is commonly referred to as the Bear Valley Road. The road is rough and narrow; your vehicle and/or trailer should be prepared for 25 miles (approx. 40 minutes) of single-lane dirt road. Sign for Dagger Falls is before you arrive at Boundary Creek, be cautious on this heavily travelled road.

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