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North Fork Recreation Site

Name: North Fork Recreation Site

North Fork Recreation Site is set in a canyon along the North Fork of the Owyhee River. Juniper trees dot the hills and a few are scattered about the recreation site. Willows line the river and even provide some small bit of shade for a couple of the campsites. The river below camp enters a steep walled rocky canyon with huge boulders everywhere. Shade in the camping area is very limited and in can be very hot during the summer. Bring plenty of water.

Campsites: There are 6 developed campsites and one primative site in the willows near the river. Each has a picnic table, barbecue stand and fire ring with attached grate on a cement pad. The road and driveways are gravel.

Host on Site: No

Water: None available.

Garbage Services: No, you will need to pack it out with you.

Electricity Available: No

Restroom: There is a newer vault style outhouse which was clean and well stocked.

Handicap Accessible: The outhouse is handicap accessible and has a cement walk leading up to it.

Firewood: You will need to bring firewood with you.

Pets: There are no rules posted about pets.

Picnic Area: Since these are free campsites, please feel free to have a picnic.

Recreation: Camping, fishing, rock climbing, rockhounding and some really great shots for a photographer.

Fishing: The North Fork of the Owyhee River is available for a little fishing.

Boating: No

Swimming: Wading yes, and you may find a swimming hole downstream.

Wildlife: Deer are common in this area and I saw antelope on the way in. A word of caution, rattlesnakes do live here.

Additional Camping Opportunities: We have reviews for these nearby campgrounds;

Phone service: None

Nearby Services: None

RV Dumping Site: None

Location/Driving instructions: From Boise, Idaho follow this GoogleMap.

Coordinates: 42.592916,-116.981579

Elevation: 4779 Feet

Reviewed Date: July 2014

Fees And Reservations: These sites are available on a first come first serve basis. There is no daily fee. You may camp here for free.

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

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CJ OK:

Very nice camp does need some weed wacking dry camp clean pit toilets 
01/17/2019

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