Open Year-round
No
Reservations possible?
Yes
RV Hookups
No
Potable water
Yes
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Wilderness Gateway Campground is located at milepost 122.5 along the Northwest Passage Scenic Byway and the All American Road (U.S. Highway 12). The campground is located in a heavily wooded forest and adjacent to the Lochsa River. It is one of Nez-Perce Clearwater National Forest's premier campgrounds. The Lochsa River is famous for its whitewater rafting opportunities. Fishing here can be great, too.

The campground has 91 sites that offer RV camping, tent camping, group camping, and stock (equestrian) camping. All sites come with a picnic table and a campfire ring with a grill. The campground can accomodate RVs up to 50 feet in length. Stock camping is offered in Loop D only and provides access to hitching rails, watering and feeding stations, and a staging area. Group camping offers an adjacent group shelter that can accomodate up to 200 people and access to a utility room, electrical outlets, and lights. Most sites can be reserved through Recreation.gov, while some are first-come, first-served. Sites 7,10, 12, 22 and 23 Loop C offers river access just steps away from your site.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Occasionally full

Parking Pass

National or state forest pass

Open from

April 23 to October 29

Price per night (basic site)

14.00 $ (11.75 €)

Pros

Riverfront access. Stock camping. Wildlife. Fishing. Whitewater rafting. Hiking. Scenic drive. Swimming. Birdwatching.

Cons

No cell service.

Pets allowed

Allowed with Restrictions

Managed by

US Forest Service

Reservation phone number

1 (877) 444-6777

Features

Vault toilet
Shelters
Wildlife
Fishing
Family friendly
Flushing toilets
Amphitheater
Historically significant
Dump stations
Picnic tables
Near lake or river
Bird watching
Potable water
Covered picnic areas
Old-growth forest

Access

Vehicle

Total number of sites

91

Maximum trailer length

50.00 ft (15.24 m)

Location

Field Guide

Nearby Adventures

Clearwater River + Nez Perce Area, Idaho
Western Bitteroot + Clearwater Mountains, Idaho

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