Name: Whiskey Flats Campground
Whiskey Flats Campground is on the north bank of the Salmon River between Stanley and Challis, Idaho. The mountain to the north is sagebrush covered while the hills to the south across the river are forested. The campground is along the river and has a few large cottonwood trees which provide shade on a couple of the nicer sites. The grass was green and had been trimmed or mowed. The summer days could be very hot here.
Campsites: There are only 4 campsites at Whiskey Flats Campground and most have a picnic table and fire ring with attached grill. One of the sites did not have a table.
Host on Site: No.
Water: No potable water available here.
Garbage Services: There is a a dumpster for your garbage here.
Electricity Available: No.
Restroom: There is a nice vault style outhouse which was clean when we were there.
Handicap Accessible: The outhouse is handicap accessible, but there is no path to it.
Firewood: There is firewood available from the host at East Fork Recreation Site.
Pets: Pets are allowed but must be on a leash.
Picnic Area: There is no picnic area here. East Fork Recreation Site has a picnic area right down on the Salmon River. It is 13.5 miles east on Hwy 75.
Recreation: Fishing the Salmon River is the primary activity here. There are trails going either to the north or to the south that are not very far from Whiskey Flats Campground. The White Cloud Mountains are to the south. Take Slate Creek Road which is about a mile west of the campground, then hike south into the mountains.
Fishing: In the Salmon River, Slate Creek and several other creeks in the area offer fishing. Check the regulations through our link on our Fishing Page.
Boating: None here.
Swimming: The Salmon River is a swift river and I would not recommend swimming in this area. Floating or rafting would probably be okay.
Wildlife: Deer are common here. I did not see any bear warnings here which is good! Wolves could travel through this area.
Additional Camping Opportunities: We have reviews for Upper O'Brien Campground, Lower O'Brien Campground, Holman Creek Campground, Herd Lake Campground and East Fork Recreation Site. There are no primitive free campsites in this area that I could see.
Phone service: There is a pay phone at the convenience store to the east 5.2 miles on Hwy 75. Cell phone reception is spotty along Hwy 75. Both Stanley and Challis have pay phones and cell phone reception.
Nearby Services: The nearest service such as gas, food, pop and food are available at a convenience store 5.2 miles east on Hwy 75.
RV Dumping Site: There is a RV dumping station south of Stanley to the west of you are going that way.
Location/Driving instructions: From Stanley, Idaho, take Hwy 75 east 23.9 miles. Whiskey Flats Campground is on the left on an unmarked dirt road. There is a bridge on Hwy 75 across the Salmon River which was being replaced when we were here. The campground is on the west side of the river at this bridge. Or from Challis, Idaho, take Hwy 93 south for 2.3 miles to the junction with Hwy 75. Turn right onto Hwy 75 toward Stanley. The campground is on the right side, 30.9 miles west.
Elevation: 5673 Feet
Reviewed Date: July 2010
Fees And Reservations: No reservations, first come first served. Single sites are $10.00 with your extra vehicle another $4.00 per day.
This information is accurate as of the date of the review.
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