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Reservations possible?
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RV Hookups
No
Potable water
No
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After roughing the 17 miles and 5,500 feet of elevation gain to reach Windy Saddle and the Seven Devils, the Seven Devils Campground offers a quiet, enclosed place to camp. While Windy Saddle, aptly named, is continuously swept by winds coming off the depth of Hells Canyon, Seven Devils Campground, just a quarter mile down the road from the saddle, is protected by mountains and forest. There aren't noteworthy views from the campground itself, but walk up the road and to Windy Saddle for amazing perspectives from this high ridge. Find your favorite of the 10 free, unnumbered and first-come, first-served campsites to setup your tent, for it's likely you'll have this place to yourself or share it with only a few other intrepid visitors.

Every campsite has a picnic table and a fire pit, but other than the two vault toilets also in the campground, there are no other amenities provided up here. Bring your potable water or a way to filter water from one of the nearby streams or Seven Devils Lake. And make sure to keep your food in your car at night to keep it from the mountain goats, foxes, deer and marmots that are regular visitors to the area. Also, be sure to pack out all of your trash; there are no garbage cans in the campground and it is only infrequently maintained by the Forest Service.

From the campground you can walk or drive the 2 miles to Heaven's Gate Lookout or depart on the trail from Windy Saddle that takes you into the Seven Devils. This can also be a launch point for multi-day backpacking trips into Hells Canyon or the surrounding mountains. Seven Devils Lake, accessible by a short trail from the campground, is stocked with trout and has a few benches to take in the peaceful nature of this quiet place. If the campground is entirely occupied, which is only a remote possibility, there are more camping spots at the Windy Ridge Trailhead just up the road.

The road to Seven Devils Campground can be rough, and it can be slow going to avoid the numerous potholes. It opens once the snows fully melt in late June and closes with the return of snow in October and November.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Summer
Fall

Parking Pass

Not Required

Pros

Solitude. Views of Seven Devils and the surrounding area.

Cons

Rough road to campground. No views from campsites themselves.

Pets allowed

Allowed

Managed by

Forest Service

Features

Vault toilet

Location

Field Guide

Nearby Adventures

Hells Canyon + Seven Devils Mountains, Idaho
Hells Canyon Dam to Pittsburg Landing

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