Goose Lake Camping Area

Payette National Forest

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Hazard Lake Road New Meadows, ID 83654 208-634-0700 Official Website

GPS: 45.0856, -116.1665

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Overview of Goose Lake Camping Area

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
Learn more: Boondocking 101

Pad Type dirt

Open Seasonally Yes

Elevation 6,364 ft / 1,939 m

Max Stay 14

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Reviews of Goose Lake Camping Area 2 people have reviewed this location.

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Verizon 3G
Confirmed by 1 User
Last reported 8/21/2018
12 reviews
“Not for bigger trailers!! ”

Reviewed 6/22/2019

Overall Rating

We have a 33’ 5th wheel and got 3/4 of the way to the campground and there were rocks and a boulder in the road. A forest ranger drove by and said the campus closed because of snow (June 21st) and that we probably wouldn’t be able to fit with our rig. It was almost impossible to turn around.


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Nashville, TN
26' Airstream Argosy
Toyota 4 Runner
12 reviews
“Lake Camping! ”

Reviewed 8/21/2018

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 5
Overall Rating

Right on the water! If you don't mind people around, this is a perfect camping spot. It is private enough but people are around fishing and some off-road vehicles come by to look at the lake or picnic. There is a vault toilet and table which is an unusual perk for boondocking. The town of McCall is about 30 minutes away and is a sweet little town with good grocery stores and the biggest servings you can imagine at Ice Cream Alley.
The road turns to gravel maybe 4 miles before camp. It is a little washboard in places but no potholes so about anyone could make it without trouble. There are other camp spots closer in and also more private miles further up the road. Also, there are cows everywhere!! In camp, on the road and by the lake. They do move on but it was funny to have cows around the camper so close.
With Verizon on Weboost, signal was pretty good.

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Verizon 3G

LivingWithTheEssentials would stay here again

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  • dry camping
  • Dispersed Camping
Site Amenities
  • fire ring
  • restrooms: vault


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