Name: Trap Creek Campground
This review was made from the information we observed from our visit on September 9, 2021 and was accurate as of that date.
Trap Creek Campground is located along Hwy 21 NW of Stanley, Idaho, on the edge of a large meadow. This campground is designed to be rented as a group site and can be reserved that way or as an individual. I personally would not camp here, but I have seen people here several times in passing. The forest around it has been burnt recently.
Campsites: There are 3 tent / RV camping sites in Trap Creek Campground. Each site has a picnic table and fire ring with a grill. The campground is one small paved loop with the campsites on the west and south sides. You park your RV on the pavement next to your site.
Host on Site: No host on site.
Water: Potable water is available from a hand pump equipped well.
Garbage Services: Garbage service is available in a large dumpster.
Electricity Available: No
Restroom: There is a vault style outhouse which was clean and maintained.
Handicap Accessible: The outhouse is handicap accessible.
Firewood: There is no firewood available. You will need to provide your own.
Pets: Pets are allowed on a leash.
Picnic Area: None here, however if you are passing by and a site is open, you may be able to use a table for a quick picnic.
Recreation: There is little in the way of recreational activities at the campground: camping, bird watching and wildlife viewing. Other activities within a a few miles would include hiking, biking, photography and fishing.
Fishing: There are several streams in the area, Marsh Creek, Cape Horn Creek and Beaver Creek. Stanley Lake and the Cape Horn Lakes are nearby. Check the regulations for restrictions.
Hiking: There are no trails from the campground howeeveer the Sawtooth Mountains are ful of hiking opportunities.
Wildlife: Similar to Thatcher Creek Campground, Trap Creek Campground is on the edge of a large meadow so there could be deer and elk grazing in plain view.
Additional Camping Opportunities: For other campgrounds in this area, see Thatcher Creek, Sheep Trail, Elk Creek, Beaver Creek and Banner Creek campgrounds. There are also many primitive free campsites on the south side of Hwy 21 along the way to Stanley.
Phone service: Both pay phone and cell reception is available in Stanley, Idaho.
Nearby Services: Stanley is the nearest and best source of camping supplies such as gas, food, pop, ice and propane.
Gas and Food: Also at Stanley.
RV Dumping Site: RV Dumping Site: There is an RV Dumping Station south of Stanley, Idaho.
Location/Driving instructions: From Stanley, Idaho, take Hwy 21 NW for 11.3 miles. Trap Creek Campground will be on the south side of the road.
Elevation: 6684 Feet
Reviewed Date: September 2021
Fees And Reservations: To check the current fee schedule go to recreation.gov. Per recreation.gov the site rents as a group for $100.00 or $16 for an individual campsite as of September 2021.
This information is accurate as of the date of the review.
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