Colgate Camp

Clearwater National Forest

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U.S. 12 Kooskia, ID 83539 208-926-4274 208-935-2513 Official Website

GPS: 46.4677, -114.9435

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Overview of Colgate Camp

Elevation 2,952 ft / 899 m

Max Stay 14

Tent Camping Yes

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Reviews of Colgate Camp 2 people have reviewed this location.

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13 reviews
“Great location if you don't need cell service”

Reviewed 9/15/2020

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2
Overall Rating

Good description by the previous reviewer. Many campgrounds to choose from along Idaho 12, but this one is free! As mentioned, you are a long way from cell service, but this campground gets bonus location points from me for being on one of America's best motorcycle roads and close to the Jerry Johnson hot springs.

Site Quality

nanvanplan would stay here again

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“Beautiful spot overlooking the Clearwater river.”

Reviewed 7/8/2020

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: N/A
Overall Rating

We spent the night here on the way to Lewiston ID. Quick and easy spot along the river. There is absolutely no cell coverage for at least an hour drive in either direction. The campground has a pit toilet and about 8 campsites. No other amenities. The first spot was large enough for our 43' fifth wheel but most of the other sites would only handle small trailers or tent campers. It is between the river and the road so you do get road noise but there was very little traffic so it was not a problem. I also noticed several other pullouts before and after this spot so if it is full you should be able to find another campground within a few miles. Very few were probably able to handle a large rig though.

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Jason would stay here again

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  • dry camping
  • fishing
  • water access
Site Amenities
  • fire ring
  • restrooms: onsite
  • pets


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