Name: Willow Creek Campground
Willow Creek Campground in the Sawtooth National Forest is very small having only 3 campsites. It is situated across the road from the South Fork of the Boise River east of Featherville where the Virginia Gulch Trail crosses the Boise River. It is in a small flat along the side of the road leading to Willow Creek Transfer Camp. The area is forested with some underbrush.
Campsites: There are 3 campsites, each have a picnic table and fire pit. The driveways are gravel but are pretty much dirt in some spots.
Host on Site: No.
Garbage Services: No, but there is a dumpster at the Forest Service Station 1 mile downstream.
Electricity Available: No.
Restroom: Willow Creek Campground has a newer vault style outhouse which was clean at the time of our visit.
Handicap Accessible: The outhouse is handicap accessible.
Firewood: You will need to provide your own firewood.
Pets: No restrictions posted.
Picnic Area: No.
Recreation: Recreation here includes camping, fishing and trail riding primarily.
Fishing: Fishing is available in the South Fork of the Boise River for trout, whitefish and there is a run of kokanee salmon. Check the regulations for seasons and limits.
Wildlife: Deer are common. Elk, black bear and wolves also live in these woods. Smaller mammals like fox and squirrels plus numerous birds can be found.
Additional Camping Opportunities: We have reviews for these nearby campgrounds; Anderson Ranch Reservoir Area, Abbot Campground, Dog Creek Campground, Elks Flat Campground, Chaparral Campground, Bird Creek Campground, Willow Creek Campground, Willow Creek Transfer Camp and Baumgartner Campground.
Phone service: I had no cell phone reception anywhere in this area with my ATT service. There is an emergency pay phone at a forest service station about 1 mile west along the river.
Nearby Services: Featherville, Idaho is the nearest source for camping supplies like food, gas and pop should the need arise.
RV Dumping Site: I don't know of one at Pine or Featherville. There is one to the east at the Big Smokey Guard Station.
Elevation: 4842 Feet
Reviewed Date: June 2011
Fees And Reservations: None. The fee schedule here is $6.00 per day.
This information is accurate as of the date of the review.
|High: 50°F||High: 53°F||High: 54°F||High: 64°F||High: 73°F||High: 81°F||High: 75°F|
|Clear throughout the day.||Mostly cloudy throughout the day.||Possible light rain in the afternoon.||Partly cloudy throughout the day.||Partly cloudy throughout the day.||Mostly cloudy throughout the day.||Overcast throughout the day.|
|9% chance of rain||17% chance of rain||49% chance of rain||10% chance of rain||1% chance of rain||1% chance of rain||3% chance of rain|
|Low: 29°F||Low: 32°F||Low: 35°F||Low: 33°F||Low: 36°F||Low: 44°F||Low: 49°F|