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Salmon River Campground

Sawtooth National Recreation Area

Sun Valley + Sawtooth Mountains, Idaho

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Salmon River Campground

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  • The Salmon River Campground has sites  on both sides of the highway.- Salmon River Campground
  • Potable water is available from a hand pump.- Salmon River Campground
  • Salmon River Campground.- Salmon River Campground
  • The setting for this campground is beautiful.- Salmon River Campground
  • Typical riverside site.- Salmon River Campground
  • Salmon River Campground.- Salmon River Campground
  • The riverside sites are spectacular.- Salmon River Campground
  • Salmon River.- Salmon River Campground
  • Access to the river from the campground.- Salmon River Campground
  • Salmon River Campground.- Salmon River Campground
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Some beautiful riverside sites. Close to town. Inexpensive.
Cons: 
Short season, especially for riverside sites. Some road noise.
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Region:
Sun Valley + Sawtooth Mountains, ID
Access: 
Vehicle
Managed by: 
National Forest
Price per night (basic site): 
5.00 $ (4.20 €)
Congestion: 
Frequently full
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Maximum trailer length: 
40.00 ft (12.19 m)
Year round: 
No
Parking Pass: 
None
Preferable Season(s):
Summer
Reservations possible: 
No
Total number of sites: 
30
Current Local Weather:
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Campground Description

Campground Description

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The tiny town of Stanley, Idaho (population 63), is located in the heart of the Sawtooth Mountain country and a short distance from four large wilderness areas. The area has incredible recreation opportunities, including hiking, horse packing, mountain biking, river running, lake activities, and just kicking back and enjoying the beautiful scenery. Some of the best camping options in the area are the four little campgrounds located just east of Stanley along the Salmon River: Salmon River, Casino Creek, Riverside and Mormon Bend. They all have their own character and features, but all are very nice campgrounds.

Salmon River Campground is the closest to Stanley and has some of the nicest riverside campsites. Several of the sites have great views of the river and close access to the shore. The campground has two loops, one on the river side of the highway and one on the opposite side. The river sites fill up first, of course, and traffic noise can be an issue in some of the other sites closer to the road. Several of the sites are quite large, and big RVs can fit in them. There tends to be an even mix of tent campers and RVers, but this is a very quiet campground. Vault toilets and hand-pumped drinking water are available.

All four of these campgrounds are first-come, first-served only, and the best sites fill up early. The riverside loop closes in mid-August to protect the spawning salmon in the river.

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