Salmon-Challis National Forest, Idaho Camping & Hiking

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Activities

AUTO TOURING, BIKING, CAMPING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE, PICNICKING, WINTER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, FIRE LOOKOUTS/CABINS OVERNIGHT, HORSE CAMPING

Camping Reservations

Reserve your campsite at these camping areas:

Idaho Campgrounds

BOUNDARY CREEK CAMPGROUND

BONANZA CCC GROUP CAMPGROUND

CAPE HORN WINTER RENTAL

YELLOWJACKET GUARD STATION

TWIN CREEK CAMPGROUND GROUP CAMPING SITE

COPPER BASIN GUARD STATION

MEADOW LAKE CAMPGROUND

Hiking Trails

Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails:

Idaho Hiking Trails

Challis-Yankee Fork Ranger District

Eightmile Camping Area

Big Bayhorse Day Use Site

Squaw Creek Trailhead

Westward Overlook – Lemhi Pass CDT Access

Squib Trailhead

Reynolds Trailhead

Eleven Mile Trailhead

Mt. Borah Trailhead and Camping Area

Little West Fork Morgan Creek Trailhead

Morgan Summit Trailhead

Buster Lake Trailhead

West Fork Upper Pahsimeroi Trailhead

Twin Peaks Transfer Camp

Rapid River Trailhead

Phillips Creek Transfer Camp Trailhead

Everett Decora Trailhead

Clear Creek Trailhead

Stoddard Trailhead

Williams Creek Summit Trailhead

West Fork Transfer Camp Trailhead

Marsh Creek Transfer Camp Trailhead

Beaver Creek Transfer Camp Trailhead

Asher Knapp Transfer Camp Trailhead

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More Idaho Recreation Areas

Salmon-Challis National Forest

The Salmon-Challis National Forest is a land of rugged mountains split by untamed rivers. Escape into the backcountry in the Lemhi, Bitterroot, Pioneer, or Lost River Mountain Ranges. Visit the Bighorn Crags within the legendary Frank Church “ River of No Return Wilderness and see a fantastic collection of granite peaks and alpine lakes. Raft the Wild & Scenic Rivers. Climb Idaho™s highest peak, Mount Borah. Relax at one of our campgrounds, or fish for trout or steelhead in our many lakes and streams. Enjoy miles of scenery while driving along Scenic Byways.

The forest is rich with America™s heritage. Historic cabins, ranger stations, lookouts, mining ghost towns, and the Lewis & Clark and the Nez Perce National Historic Trails link today™s visitor with the past. Visit the ghost town of Custer and tour the Yankee Fork Gold Dredge while travelling the Custer Motorway. Visit the Mackay Mine Hill to see a glimpse of the area™s copper mining legacy.

For more information about recreation activities, select one of the AREAS (divided into six Ranger Districts), or one of the RECREATION ACTIVITIES you want to do from the tool bar on the left, then view the opportunities within each of the Districts.