French Creek Campground

Boise National Forest

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West Mountain Road Cascade, ID 83611 208-382-7400 208-373-4100 Reservations: 877-444-6777 Official Website

GPS: 44.5274, -116.1081

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Overview of French Creek Campground

Number of Sites 21

Reservations yes

Open Seasonally Yes

Elevation 4,855 ft / 1,479 m

Max Stay 14

Tent Camping Yes

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Ratings Summary

Overall Rating
Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise

Cell Phone Coverage

3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
Confirmed by 1 User
Last reported 6/30/2020
3bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
Confirmed by 1 User
Last reported 9/19/2017
3bars
T-Mobile 4G/LTE
Confirmed by 1 User
Last reported 6/30/2020
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NomadicMoments.com
21' Palomino Bronco 1500 Ford F250
66 reviews
“Remote and Quiet”

Reviewed 6/30/2020

Nightly rate: $15
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 1
Overall Rating

The campground has 21 sights split into by the somewhat rough dirt access road. We stayed on the lakeshore side. About half the sights are reservable and the other half first-come, first-served. This is a secluded campground on the west side of Cascade Lake. It is very quiet even with the campsites being a little to close to one another. It was hard to get the rig level as none of the sites are all that level. All the sites have ample tree cover and solar was an issue even though site #1 is one of the most open. French Creek runs directly behind site #1 and the other sites on the south side of the lakeshore part of the campground.

The lakeshore is beautiful and we even had a snowstorm in early June which was a nice surprise. The bathrooms are drop toilets and when we were the inside of the outhouses were clean. There are water spigots in the campground but no hookups. There was a lot of what we thought was mouse poo near the bathroom but it turned out to be bat guano. Very interesting to find bats roosting on the side of the outhouse. I think they were trying to stay warm during the snowstorm.

Verizon: 65ms Ping, 2.6Mbps Download, 9.7Mbs Upload
T-mobile: 50ms Ping, 15Mbps Download, 5Mbs Upload

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
3bars
T-Mobile 4G/LTE

NomadicMoments.com would stay here again

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Mrchipz
AZ 33' Keystone Sprinter Ram 3500
25 reviews
“Nice FS Park”

Reviewed 9/19/2017

Nightly rate: $7
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 14
Overall Rating

We stayed here for 1 night enroute to San Rapheal Swell. Talked with a really helpful and friendly front desk guy at Cascade Ranger Office. He was very helpful about directing us to good camping options. The campground was totally empty. The park is well maintained, clean and very quiet. We'll be back to visit this one again.

The only slight downer was the gravel road leading to the campground. Very rough and washboard bumpy. Road goes from decent pavement to washboard gravel for about 1 or 2 miles.

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
3bars
AT&T 4G/LTE

Mrchipz would stay here again

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Amenities

Hookups
  • dry camping
Recreation
  • fishing
  • picnic area
  • recreation trail
  • swimming beach
  • water access
Site Amenities
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
Facilities
  • restrooms: vault
  • trash
  • water available
Pets
  • pets

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