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Slim's Camp

Name: Slim's Camp

Slim's Camp is one camping site and a vault style outhouse surrounded by wild country on the banks of Meadow Creek. The mountains are heavily forested and there is little traffic beyond Slim's Camp. The Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness Area is only a couple miles away. There was a man and his children with their families camped here when we made our review. They were salmon fishing.

Campsites: One, and it is undeveloped. It is on flat land next to Falls Point Road and Meadow Creek.

Host on Site: No.

Water: No.

Garbage Services: No.

Electricity Available: No.

Restroom: Vault style outhouse, it was clean and well stocked.

Handicap Accessible: Just the outhouse.

Firewood: Gather your own.

Pets: No restrictions posted.

Picnic Area: No.

Recreation: With the Selway - Bitterroot Wilderness Area at hand and the Selway River near, along with Meadow Creek running past the campground, there are many recreational opportunities available. There are several trails for hiking, backpacking and horseback riding. If you find Slim's Camp full or not to your taste, use Race Creek Campground or Selway Falls Campground. There is a large and highly used rafting facility which you drive through to get to Race Creek Campground, and of course there is fishing. The Selway River is beautiful and would be worth hiking further in for the opportunity to practice your photography or watch for wildlife.

Fishing: There are trout, steelhead and salmon in Meadow Creek. We spoke to a man who was salmon fishing here, and at that time the salmon run was just downstream at Selway Falls.

Boating: No.

Swimming: No.

Wildlife: We saw whitetail deer at a couple places in this area and salmon were jumping at the falls. There were bear warnings at every campground and with the wilderness area just a couple miles away, one could see most any big game animal and a host of small wildlife.

Additional Camping Opportunities: We have reviewed these nearby campgrounds; Boyd Creek Campground, 25 Mile Bar Campground, Glover Campground, Race Creek Campground and Selway Falls Campground. Most of these campgrounds are free to camp in.

Phone service: No.

Nearby Services: Lowell, Idaho, has the nearest supplies and services and is about 22 miles downstream.

RV Dumping Site: No.

Location/Driving instructions: From Kooskia, Idaho travel east on Hwy 12 to Lowell, Idaho, 21.6 miles where you will turn right onto Selway Road. Then drive 18.5 miles to Falls Point Road which is another right hand turn. Selway Falls Campground is .8 miles up Falls Point Road. Slim's Camp is about a mile further up the road.

Coordinates: 46.0396350,-115.2951250

Elevation: 1759 Feet

Reviewed Date: June 2010

Fees And Reservations: No. Free.

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

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