Forest Road 281

Caribou-Targhee National Forest

3 Reviews
NF-281 Irwin, ID 83428 208-523-3278 208-524-7500 Official Website

GPS: 43.2599, -111.0654

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Overview of Forest Road 281

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
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Elevation 5,839 ft / 1,779 m

Tent Camping Yes

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EKvind
Lance 480 Ford f-250
13 reviews
“Secluded and serene”

Reviewed 7/21/2019

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 3
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When we arrived there was a notice that a Youth Group had acquired a permit to host at least 100 children in several sites and we almost turned around and kept going. However when we drove down the road we found it was very long and most sites were very spread out, spread out enough that we couldnt hear them at all and we were two site... more

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WatsonsWander
25' Airstream Safari Toyota Tundra
174 reviews
“Rivers, trees, and trails! ”

Reviewed 7/5/2017

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 5
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This road is directly across from the Palisades Reservoir. It's only 3-4 miles long, but along the route are at least 20 different established boondocking sites. Many are large enough for multiple RVs and most are situated alongside a creek. At the time of our visit, (last week of June) the river was swollen with snowmelt and threateni... more

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WatsonsWander would stay here again

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Van-Tramp
Longmont, CO 27' Airstream International
198 reviews
“Solitude and amazing sites along a small river”

Reviewed 9/21/2016

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 5
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Instead of staying on the large, crowded, reservoir, we enjoyed our very own river-side camping spot, huge trees, and lots of privacy. There are two nice trails worth hiking out here a well. Some quads venture out here, but not too many as the road dead ends about 3 miles out. Lots of options of sites to choose from all along those 3 m... more

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Van-Tramp would stay here again

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WatsonsWander
25' Airstream Safari Toyota Tundra
174 reviews
Starting Our Idaho Summer Off Right - WatsonsWander

After spending last summer on the east coast where planning and reservations are a must, this year we’re taking a completely opposite approach. Instead of planning out each stop and making reser...

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Van-Tramp
Longmont, CO 27' Airstream International
198 reviews
Indian Creek boondocking – Tales from a Van-Tramp couple

So, yea, I’m a little behind in my blogging… Back at the end of August we rolled into Alpine, Wyoming to stay near enough to the Grand Teton National Park – as it was our destination the follo...

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