Bull Trout Lake Campground

Boise National Forest

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NF-520 Lowman, ID 83637 208-259-3361 208-373-4100 Reservations: 877-444-6777 Official Website

GPS: 44.3025, -115.2591

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Overview of Bull Trout Lake Campground

Number of Sites 38

Reservations yes

Open Seasonally Yes

Elevation 6,922 ft / 2,109 m

Max Stay 14

Tent Camping Yes

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Reviews of Bull Trout Lake Campground 2 people have reviewed this location.

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Heck Yeah!
ID 26' Jayco Jay Flight SLX 267BHSW Ford F-150
1 review
“Quiet, peaceful, well-kept wilderness campground.”

Reviewed 9/12/2020

Nightly rate: $15
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: 4
Overall Rating

We had perfect weather for the week we arrived. We stayed Monday-Thursday during the week of Labor Day. Labor Day was the last day you could make a reservation and after that the sites are first-come, first-served. So once we were in, we could stay as long as we'd like. The first night was $23 because it was the regular season. The rest of the nights were $15 each.

Site number 4 is right on the lake on a quiet loop with 8 sites. It was our first experience dry-camping with our RV, but we were well-prepared for that. Lots of trees, a nice fire pit with grill, and a picnic table were located at the site. There's a hand-pump for getting fresh water, but it's a bit of a hike no matter which site you're camping in. Next time, we'll bring a bigger water jug to refill our tank. Using the outdoor shower on our trailer made it easier to get by without filling our waste tanks.

There are a lot of hiking and biking trails accessible from the campground, and paddle boarding and kayaking are popular activities on the lake.

We didn't use the vault toilets, so I can't comment on the cleanliness of them, but you could smell them at a distance when you walked by. Just sayin.

Site Quality

Heck Yeah! would stay here again

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Meridian, ID 35' Heartland Bighorn Ford F350
23 reviews
“Popular Forest Service Campground off the Beaten Path”

Reviewed 2/7/2019

Nightly rate: $15
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: 32
Overall Rating

Bull Trout campground is a popular FS CG off Hwy 21 between Lowman Idaho and Stanley Idaho, set back two miles off the highway. Bull Trout CG consists of four loops. An equine loop complete with holding pens at each site and enough room for large horse trailers. This loop has a turning loop at the end. The main loop of Bull Trout has numerous oddly numbered sites along the lake and are popular with smaller RV's, tent trailers, pickup campers, and tents. The third loop is off of Martin Lake and is popular with big rigs, but a lot of tent campers use this loop. Sites are fairly level and each have picnic tables and fire rings. The last loop is for group camping. Although there are four loops, it doesn't feel like it. All sites are adequately spaced with a lot of growth between and multiple pit toilets per loop. The hosts keep the toilets clean. There is a water pump with fairly good tasting water. Numerous hiking opportunities abound. No cell coverage here at all. Elevation is close to 7K, so summers can be warm at 75 and nights cold at 35 even in July. We've camped at sites 27, 31, and 32 with our FW. Campsite feee is half off with the America the Beautiful Senior Pass or Lifetime Senior Pass or Disabled Pass.

Site Quality

ReneeG would stay here again

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  • dry camping
  • fishing
  • OHV
  • picnic area
  • recreation trail
  • water access
Site Amenities
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • group sites
  • horse corral
  • restrooms: vault
  • pets
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