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Edna Creek Campground

Name: Edna Creek Campground

Edna Creek Campground is in the heart of Gold Country and it is part of the Idaho City Gold Rush of the 1860s, elevation 5200 feet. You may see old relics anywhere around here. We had fun trying to find a little gold, however be aware of existing claims where you may not prospect. Your kids will probably love panning for gold in Whoop-em-up Creek, just a little hike behind the campground. We have fond memories of this campground. The temperature here will be in the 80's or 90's in the heat of the summer. The campground is located on Whoop-um-up Creek at its junction with Edna Creek. As you drive in on Highway 21, you will be on the Ponderosa Pine Scenic Route.

Campsites: There are 9 tent / RV camping sites, each equipped with a picnic table and fire pit. Camping season extends from June through October.

Host on Site: There was no host on site at the date of our visit.

Water: There is drinking water available at Edna Creek Campground.

Garbage Services: Garbage service is available. There are "Bearwise" garbage cans.

Electricity Available: No.

Restroom: The restrooms were two vault/outhouse style and was clean but not well maintained last time we were there.

Handicap Accessible: The toilets are handicap accessible.

Firewood: We did not see any firewood that could be purchased so we gathered our own.

Pets: Please keep your pets leashed.

Picnic Area: None

Recreation: This was gold country so you may enjoy trying your hand at a little prospecting. With all the roads wondering through this area, a ride on your ATV or mountain bike could certainly be enjoyable. Hiking is also an option with the Whoop-um-up National Recreation Trailhead located at nearby Whoop-um-up Campground. This trail is 6.6 miles long.

Fishing: Fishing is available in nearby Edna Creek and Crooked River for rainbow, cutthroat and brook trout. Check your regulations for limit and local restrictions.

Boating: No.

Swimming: No but one could play in the creek.

Hiking: We took two short hikes, one down the Crooked River and the other up Beaver Creek. Check out the hike down Crooked River on our recreation page.

Wildlife: Deer, elk and bear abound here. Other species may be found.

Phone service: There is no phone at Edna Creek Campground and cell reception is spotty if at all.

Nearby Services: Services are available at Idaho City or north at Lowman. Hours of service is limited at either location.

Gas and Food: From here I would go back to Idaho City for any food, gas or tackle I might want.

RV Dumping Site: There is a RV dumping station on Hwy 21 just north of Idaho City.

Location/Driving instructions: From Idaho City travel north on Highway 21 eighteen miles to Crooked River Rd. Edna Creek Campground is just off Highway 21.

Coordinates: 43.963190,-115.621963

Elevation: 5244 Feet

Reviewed Date: June 2019

Fees And Reservations: To reserve your campsite or check availablity go to Recreation.gov. As of June 2019 these campsites cost $15.00 per night but to check for the current fees schedule see the link above. We do not own, manage or make reservations for any campground.

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

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Comments

Jack:

Great spot for being close to Boise.  Even though it's by the 21, due to the winding nature of it, you won't be hearing much vehicle noise. Getting a spot with a creek is great for the little ones as well.  Bathrooms are a little run down.  The doors for both outhouses were busted. 
01/17/2019
Melissa:

I used to go camping up here all the time with my parents and brother, it's a great campground, nice hiking, the fishing's good, you can indeed find gold if you know where to look. Theirs also huckleberries up there and wild strawberries (Well used to be before the fire) I have heard that theirs bears up there but I've never seen any, just deer and a few elk. The last time I was up there in June the outhouse bathroom door was busted other then that theirs really nothing bad to say about the place.  
01/17/2019

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