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Pioneer Campground

Name: Pioneer Campground

Pioneer Campground is small. For having only 5 campsites it is very unique. Campsite 4 has an old stone stage for performances. It is set along Soldier Creek, fully shaded with aspen and cottonwood trees. Soldier Mountain Ski Area is only a couple hundred yards away. Five miles to the west 10,095 foot tall "Smokey Dome" is the tallest mountain in the area.

Campsites: There are 5 campsites, each have a picnic table and fire ring. 1 and 2 are designed for individual camping. 3 has a double sized table while 4 has a stage and benches for performances. 5 has several tables and an extra large fire pit for groups. The road is gravel and the driveways are dirt.

Host on Site: No.

Water: There is water available from a hand pump equipped well. The water was clear and seemed good but I didn't taste it.

Garbage Services: Yes, there is a dumpster available.

Electricity Available: No.

Restroom: There is a vault style outhouse in the center of the campground which was not clean when I visited.

Handicap Accessible: The outhouse is handicap accessible.

Firewood: You will need to provide your own.

Pets: Pets are allowed but must kept on a leash.

Picnic Area: Any of these campsites could be used for a picnic site.

Recreation: Camping, fishing, hiking and trail riding would be the main attractions.

Fishing: There is fishing for trout in the nearby streams. On the north side of "Smokey Dome", there are small lakes waiting for you to explore.

Boating: No.

Swimming: No.

Wildlife: Deer, elk, bear, wolves and many other small animals live in the surrounding mountains.

Additional Camping Opportunities: We have reviews for these nearby campgrounds; Bowns Campground, Willow Creek Transfer Camp and Five Points Campground.

Phone service: None, but there is a pay phone at Soldier Mountain Ski lift.

Nearby Services: Fairfield, Idaho, would be your nearest source of supplies. There is a store with food and other supplies as well as gas.

RV Dumping Site: None.

Location/Driving instructions: From Boise use this Google Map .

Coordinates: 43.4890200,-114.8313000

Elevation: 5844 Feet

Reviewed Date: June 2011

Fees And Reservations: To reserve one of the group sites, call 208-764-3202. There is no fee schedule posted.

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

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