Kirkham Campground

Boise National Forest

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State Hwy 21
Lowman, ID 83637
208-259-3361
208-373-4100
Reservations: 877-444-6777
Official Website

GPS: 44.0721, -115.5423

Last Price Paid: $10
Number of Sites: 16
Reservations: Yes
Elevation: 3967 ft
Max Length: 60 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

2 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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Cell Phone Coverage

1bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
1bars
T-Mobile 4G/LTE
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Cheico

22 Outdoors RV Creekside
2015 Ford F350
8 reviews
Nightly rate: $10
Days stayed: 1

Cheico would stay here again

“Barebones campground, cool hot spring”

Reviewed Sep 25, 2017

Overall Rating

This was a convenient place to spend the night on our way from Boise to Missoula. We saw the steam rising before we even turned in so we knew we were at the right place.

The campground was empty and there were only two cars in the parking lot. We chose the spot closest to the hot springs trail because it was so cold and I didn't want to have too far to walk back to our trailer. The spot was easy to navigate into and we had a hot creek flowing behind our site.

The campground itself is pretty bare bones. There's no privacy between sites. We were encouraged by fellow soakers to not pay for our night because nobody checks in the off-season but we're honest so we paid the $10.

The hot springs weren't our favorite of the trip but it was pretty cool sitting under the little waterfall. If you sit at the right angle it flows all around your head and you can breath and talk and look around. It was a relaxing evening and great to be camped within a two minute walk of a hot spring.

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1bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
1bars
T-Mobile 4G/LTE

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Van-Tramp
Longmont, CO
27 Airstream International
198 reviews
Nightly rate: $15
Days stayed: 1
“Trashed by trash”

Reviewed Oct 12, 2016

Overall Rating

The spring was crowded, too hot and too cold at the same time, and the campground was full of 'trash'... and garbage. The trash - being the people - left garbage everywhere. Not just in individual camp sites, but also in the spring's pools. A diaper... a used @#&%ing diaper left in a natural hot spring?!?! It was not the only thing of course, but I doubt anyone wants a full run-down of the garbage that the trash left behind. It was not a clean campground.

As for the spring itself, it was picturesque, but not much more. The water falling down the rocks was blistering hot, but by the time it dropped into any of the pools it was luke-warm at best. You had to be both in the falling water and the pool, moving constantly to try to find a comfortable temperature to sit in. And since we had to sit under a water-fall of scolding water, it was too loud to talk either. No relaxation occurred in this hot spring.

No cell coverage

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Noise

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

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