Name: Barneys Campground
Barney's Campground is located on the eastern shore of Deadwood Reservoir. It is shaded by a pine forest and is rather remote. One would think since it is rather out of the way that it wouldn't be busy, Wrong! It is very popular and reservations are recommended.
Campsites: Each campsite has a picnic table and fire ring. The road, driveways and sites are dirt and in a natural setting.
Host on Site: No
Water: There is no water in Barney's Campground or Hower's Campground but there are hand pump equipped wells at Riverside and Cosy Cove Campgrounds.
Garbage Services: No
Electricity Available: No
Restroom: Barney's has one vault style outhouse which was fairly clean and had some toilet paper at the time of our visit.
Handicap Accessible: Other than the outhouse, no Barney's is not handicap friendly.
Pets: Pets are allowed on a leash but since there is no host this rule is not followed by all.
Picnic Area: There are great spots to have a picnic but there are no designated picnic areas.
Recreation: Camping, fishing, boating and swimming are the primary recreational opportunities here.
Fishing: Deadwood Reservoir is know for it's kokenee fishing. We had very poor luck for trout.
Boating: Boating, water skiing, canoeing and kayaking are popular on Deadwood.
Swimming: There is no designated swimming but there most people will take a dip in the cool waters of the reservoir on hot summer days. As the water level drops many great beaches appear in multiple location around the reservoir.
Hiking: For trails in the area take a look at the Idaho Trails Map.
Wildlife: It isn't unusual to see deer in the campground and black bear, elk and wolves live in this area.
Additional Camping Opportunities: There are 4 campgrounds around Deadwood Reservoir. So check out Riverside, Barney's, Howers and Cozy Cove. There is a large primitive camping area at a grvel bar type boat launch near Riverside Campground. Other primitive camping is available in various locations around the lake and on the Deadwood River north of the reservoir.
Phone service: No
Gas and Food: The nearest town for gas, food and other supplies is rather far away so just come prepared for anything.
RV Dumping Site: No
Location/Driving instructions: From Boise you can use this GoogleMap to find your way to Barney's Campground.
Elevation: 5330 Feet
Reviewed Date: July 2020
Fees And Reservations: Campsites cost $12 for the 2020 season. To reserve a campsite and check the current fees go to recreation.gov.
This information is accurate as of the date of the review.
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