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Paradise Campground

Selway River

Western Bitteroot + Clearwater Mountains, Idaho

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Paradise Campground

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  • No sign advertises it, but Paradise Campground is to the right.- Paradise Campground
  • Paradise Campground on White Cap Creek.- Paradise Campground
  • A typical campsite in Paradise Campground.- Paradise Campground
  • Vault toilets in Paradise Campground.- Paradise Campground
  • A typical campsite in Paradise Campground.- Paradise Campground
  • A typical campsite in Paradise Campground.- Paradise Campground
  • Paradise Campground is right on the banks of White Cap Creek.- Paradise Campground
  • A typical campsite in Paradise Campground.- Paradise Campground
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Close to the Paradise boat ramp. Beside White Cap Creek. Fishing. Remote.
Cons: 
Seasonal access. No reservations. Small campground.
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Region:
Western Bitteroot + Clearwater Mountains, ID
Congestion: 
Moderate
Preferable Season(s):
Summer, Fall
Day-Use/Parking Pass Required:
Not Required
Tent/Car sites: 
8
Picnic Tables: 
Yes
Dogs allowed: 
Yes
Current Local Weather:
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Today

Light rain overnight.
66°F
41°

Fri

Snow (2–4 in.) until afternoon, starting again in the evening.
46°F
34°

Sat

Rain starting in the evening.
44°F
31°

Sun

Rain until evening.
54°F
42°

Mon

Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
55°F
36°

Tue

Mostly cloudy until afternoon.
62°F
31°

Wed

Mostly cloudy starting in the evening.
60°F
35°
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Campground Description

Campground Description

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Paradise Campground is a humble spot in the middle of an expansive wilderness. To get to Paradise Campground you must travel over 2 hours from Darby, Montana over the formidable Magruder Crossing before you descend into the Selway watershed. In the process you will enjoy some spectacular views of the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness and the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness. Traveling this historic corridor is really half the fun of camping at Paradise, so don’t forsake the journey for the destination.

The campground itself is situated on the banks of White Cap Creek just upstream from its confluence with the Selway River.  This collection of eight sites is a very popular spot for lucky boaters prepping for one of the country’s premiere river trips and for horse packers and hikers using the outstanding Selway River Trail. The campground is humble; you’ll find potable water, picnic tables, fire rings, vault toilets, and feeding stalls for livestock. Sites are not very private, so prepare to share if you are there on a busy night. Given the remote location, however, and the specific use in the area, the odds of such traffic are low. The area is first-come, first-served.

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