Name: Big Springs Campground
Big Springs Campground is located near Big Springs which empties into Henry's Fork of the Salmon River, on fairly flat land. The area is covered by a mature forest with some undergrowth. Big Springs is an interesting site. Check out this article by Fremont County. The elevation here is approximately 6300 feet.
Campsites: We recorded 15 campsites but now I am not sure whether it is 15 plus the group site or including the group site. The single sites each have a picnic table, fire pit with attached grate and a camp stove stand. The road and driveways are paved. The group site also has sand filled tent squares the other sites do not.
Host on Site: Yes
Water: Yes, there is a nice pressurized water system.
Garbage Services: Yes
Electricity Available: No
Restroom: There are 2 vault style outhouses and a 3rd at the springs parking area. All were clean and stocked at the time of our visit.
Handicap Accessible: The outhouses are handicap accessible and the picnic area to Big Springs area have paved paths.
Firewood: There is firewood available from the camp host for $6.00 per bundle.
Pets: Pets are allowed but must be on a leash. Horses and draft animals are not allowed.
Picnic Area: Yes, there is a picnic area in the campground near Big Springs.
Recreation: Recreational activities nearby include camping, fishing, hunting, hiking, photography, wildlife watching, birding, four-wheeling and sight-seeing.
Fishing: Trout fishing is available in the streams, rivers and lakes nearby but check the regulations for closures and limits. Big Springs is closed to fishing.
Boating: Island Lake is available for boating and there is floating and kayaking on the rivers.
Swimming: There is no swimming available at the campground.
Wildlife: Wildlife in this area include deer, elf, moose, black bear, grizzly bear, wolves, many smaller forest animals and birds. Food and garbage storage restriction exist and grizzly bears live in this area.
Additional Camping Opportunities: We have reviews for these nearby campground; Henry's Lake State Park, Bill Frome County Park, Big Springs Campground, Flat Rock Campground, Upper Coffee Pot Campground, Buffalo Campground, McCrea Bridge Campground and Buttermilk Campground.
Phone service: Pay phones are available at store and resorts along the highway but not in the campground. Our ATT cell service was spotty.
Nearby Services: Island City offers supplies like propane, food and pop, and services like laundry and showers. Island City stretches 30 miles along Hwy 20. There are gas stations, stores and resorts scattered along the way.
RV Dumping Site: There is an RV dump station at Henry's Lake State Park.
Location/Driving instructions: From Boise, Idaho follow this Google Map.
Elevation: 6422 Feet
Reviewed Date: July 2012
Fees And Reservations: The group site may be reserved at recreation.gov. The rest are available on a first come first served basis. Singles are $15 as of April 2017, doubles $30 and the group site is $100 per day.
This information is accurate as of the date of the review.
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