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Camping along Hwy 75

Postby climbingchic » Thu Sep 03, 2009 5:57 pm

Between Ketchum and Stanley is there a lot of free undesignated campsites? Also, how much are designated campsites in this same area?

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Postby splattski » Sat Sep 05, 2009 12:34 pm

There are many FS campgrounds along Hwy 75, both on the Ketchum side along the Wood River, and on the lakes on the Stanley side. Don't know the fees because I don't use them. Here's at least a partial list:
http://www.fs.fed.us/r4/sawtooth/recrea ... ngsnra.htm

There is also a lot of "dispersed camping" but not right on the highway: you have to drive up a side road.

If you don't already own a copy, buy "Idaho, A Climbing Guide" by Tom Lopez (shameless plug- Tom is a friend). It lists almost all major Idaho peaks, along with access to same. Those access roads usually take one to good camp spots.
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Postby Deltaoperator17 » Sat Sep 05, 2009 7:13 pm

splattski wrote:There are many FS campgrounds along Hwy 75, both on the Ketchum side along the Wood River, and on the lakes on the Stanley side. Don't know the fees because I don't use them. Here's at least a partial list:
http://www.fs.fed.us/r4/sawtooth/recrea ... ngsnra.htm

There is also a lot of "dispersed camping" but not right on the highway: you have to drive up a side road.

If you don't already own a copy, buy "Idaho, A Climbing Guide" by Tom Lopez (shameless plug- Tom is a friend). It lists almost all major Idaho peaks, along with access to same. Those access roads usually take one to good camp spots.


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Postby Smoove910 » Mon Sep 14, 2009 12:27 am

I'd recommend the Iron Creek area. The actual trailhead/campground is small and typically crowded, however along the creek to the campground offers anywhere between a dozen to 2 dozen areas that do not require a fee.

A normal campground will run you $13/night, but why pay that when there are so many areas to camp outside of the campground. I've stayed in this area almost a dozen times this summer without any issues. And the best part is the $$ you save for the camp fee you can go get a tasty French Dip from Mountain Village!
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