Big Springs Campground

Caribou-Targhee National Forest

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Big Springs Loop Rd. Island Park, ID 83429 208-558-7301 208-557-5760

GPS: 44.4979, -111.2558

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Overview of Big Springs Campground

Number of Sites 15

Reservations yes

Open Seasonally May-Sept.

Elevation 6,397 ft / 1,949 m

Max Stay 14

Tent Camping Yes

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Ratings Summary

Overall Rating
Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise

Cell Phone Coverage

2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
Confirmed by 1 User
Last reported 5/26/2019
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MTgirl79
MT Wolf Creek 850 Chevrolet 2500 Long Bed
51 reviews
“beautiful area but noisy”

Reviewed 5/26/2019

Nightly rate: $15
Days stayed: 2
Overall Rating

Big Springs is an amazing area and has some great scenery just outside of Yellowstone National Park. The campground is down a well maintained but washboarded and dusty dirt road. Lots of traffic through the area in the daytime with the spring that forms Henry's Fork of the Snake River being just a short walk away from camp. Johnny Sack's cabin is also located in the area and is worth a visit if you're visiting in the day - Johnny was a pioneer in the area whose hand built home is now on the National Register of Historic Places.
The camp itself is fairly clean. Water is available and pit toilets. No trash service. Dirt road and dirt parking sites. No bear boxes which is a surprise for this area. Most sites are shady. Camp tends to be fairly noisy due to proximity to the road and during my last stay my neighbors kept their generator running 16 hours a day. ATVs are not allowed in camp and there is a parking area for such vehicles near the entrance. There is a camp host on site. The host has firewood for sale if needed or you can take a short walk just south of the camp to cut your own.

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

MTgirl79 would stay here again

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Amenities

Hookups
  • dry camping
Recreation
  • picnic area
  • recreation trail
Site Amenities
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
Facilities
  • group sites
  • restrooms: vault
  • water available
Pets
  • pets

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