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Bonneville Campground

Name: Bonneville Campground

Bonneville Campground is in the Boise National Forest set in a narrow canyon along Warm Springs Creek. If you enjoy soaking in a natural hot springs, Bonneville Campground is worth checking out. Upstream a short distance from the campground is a set of hot springs available for your use. The area surrounding the hot springs is covered with pine forest on steep slopes leading down to the South Fork of the Payette River. The west edge of the Sawtooth Mountains is visible just up the highway near Grandjean. The campground elevation is 4700 feet.

Campsites: The campground has 22 RV or tent camping sites. These are arranged in 2 loops. There are 4 walk-in, tent only sites. The road and driveways are gravel. Each site has a picnic table, fire ring and grill.

Water: Potable water is available from a hand-pump equipped well.

Garbage Services: Garbage service is available.

Restroom: Bonneville Campground is equipped with a vault style outhouse which was not that clean when we were there, but it was a very busy weekend.

Handicap Accessible: The outhouse is handicap accessible.

Pets: On a leash only.

Recreation: The Bonneville Hot Springs is the major attraction at Bonneville Campground, but don't forget the fishing, hiking, biking, photography and camping.

Fishing: Fishing is available on the river and nearby streams during the season. Check out the fishing regulations.

Boating: Rafting is popular in the Payette River, but there is no access from Bonneville Campground.

Wildlife: As with most places in Idaho, you are likely to see deer. You should use caution with your food and garbage to avoid problems with bear.

Phone service: No pay phone or cell service is available at Bonneville Campground. There is a pay phone at Sourdough Lodge.

Nearby Services: When we are in this area, we go to Sourdough Lodge where they offer food, gas, ice, candy, and many services a camper may need. We have stayed at their motel.

RV Dumping Site: None available.

Location/Driving instructions: From Idaho City, travel northeast on Hwy 21 for 52.8. The Bonneville Campground is on the left. From Stanley, Idaho, travel west 39 miles on Hwy 21.

Coordinates: 44.150453,-115.310994

Elevation: 4681 Feet

Reviewed Date: July 2010

Fees And Reservations: Reserve your site by phone at 1-877-444-6777 or @ recreation.gov. Bonneville Hot Springs is a popular campground. I recommend either reserving your site in advance or coming early. As of April 2017 double sites are $30.00, single sites are $15.00. At the time of our visit there was day use fee of $5.00 per day, I don't find any mention of a day-use fee on-line now.

This information is accurate as of the date of the review.

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Mary Hayes:

Bonneville is one of my favorite campsites.  It is close to other locations so if you want to see other things it is easy to drive to them.  The hotsprings are only 1 mile-easy walk.  The campground it clean and comfortable. 
01/17/2019

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