Big Bar Camping Area

Payette National Forest

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National Forest Development Road 454
Council, ID 83612
208-634-0700
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GPS: 45.1241, -116.7425

Last Price Paid: $0
Elevation: 1747 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

1 person has reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise

Cell Phone Coverage

2bars
Verizon 3G
0bars
T-Mobile
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WanderingWilkersons

29 Coachman Freedom Express
2 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2
“Great Secluded Location”

Reviewed Jun 05, 2018

Overall Rating

We stayed here a couple days to visit Hells Canyon. This is a gravel lot with a helicopter pad in the center. There are lots of places to pull any size rig. There are several fire rings on the river side of the parking area. The lot is right on the Snake River with amazing views. We were able to get 3G Verizon which allowed us to access the internet, but we couldn't make any calls and sending texts was very hit and miss. The WeBoost made the 3G stronger but didn't seem to help with calls or texts. The Hells Canyon Visitor Center is only about 10 miles away. There aren't any viable town options close by. Halfway, OR is about 30 miles away and probably has the best options for gas and groceries, but we picked up groceries in Baker City on our way in so we didn't have to search for that.

There was a camper set up that appeared to have already been there for awhile but they kept their area clean. I'm not sure how the weekend is there, we arrived on a Monday evening and it was quiet and serene.

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
2bars
Verizon 3G
0bars
T-Mobile

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Hookups:
  • dry camping
Recreation:
  • water access
Facilities:
  • restrooms: vault

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