Big Springs Campground

Caribou-Targhee National Forest

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S. Big Springs Loop Rd. Island Park, ID 83429 208-557-5900 Official Website

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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To ask questions of the owner or manager please contact the campground directly. 208-557-5900

Vickie asked on 5/2/2023

Our fifth wheel is 37' and we have a Ford F259 with crew cab and short bed. Will we be within the lengths allowed?

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Verizon 4G
Confirmed by 1 User
Last reported 5/26/2019
84 reviews
“beautiful area but noisy”

Reviewed 5/26/2019

Nightly rate: $20
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 3
Overall Rating

UPDATE August 2022 - water system in camp is fixed! Running clear and clean again!
[s]August 2021 - the water system in camp is broken. Not sure if they'll have it fixed this year. Next closest camp to fill up is Flat Rock just across the highway from Big Springs Loop Rd South. Both camps are managed by the same folks and the camp hosts over there were very understanding when I needed to stop in just to "steal" some water for my camper.[/s]

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.

Site Quality
Verizon 4G

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  • dry camping
  • boat ramp
  • picnic area
  • recreation trail
Site Amenities
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • group sites
  • ADA Accessible
  • restrooms: vault
  • water available
Discount Clubs
  • Senior Discounts
  • pets
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