Lake Creek Road

Sawtooth National Forest

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Lake Creek Rd.
Ketchum, ID 83340
208-622-5371
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GPS: 43.735, -114.3662

Last Price Paid: $0
Open Seasonally: Yes
Elevation: 6118 ft
Max Stay: 16
Tent Camping: Yes

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
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13 people have reviewed this location.

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Cell Phone Coverage

4bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
1bars
Verizon Voice Only
4bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
3bars
T-Mobile 4G/LTE
Weboost
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The Cappy's
CA
29 Dutchmen Denali
2008 Dodge 2500 diesel
25 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 6
“Love free but not the traffic and dust”

Reviewed Sep 23, 2018

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This was a last minute choice since our original destination (Boundary campground) was full on a Monday afternoon arrival in mid-September. Read all the great reviews for this area but besides being free and close to town, the daily traffic (at least two dozen trucks/vans/cars on some days) and dust it brought going up/down the road wo... more

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2bars
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The Winnie Weenie's
South Jordan, UT
22 Winnebago 2106FBS Micro Minnie
6 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 0

The Winnie Weenie's would stay here again

“Several nice areas to camp next to creek”

Reviewed Jul 31, 2018

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We drove around the area to find our next spot and came across this area. We ended up going up the road to Eagle Creek Rd. I like the tress more. You will drive through a neighborhood and then come to an open area that leads you into the NF area. There are two sites along this road that seem really nice, one about a mile (past the tr... more

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1bars
Verizon Voice Only

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8 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1

YouMeandOuRV would stay here again

“Is this Heaven or a boondocking site?”

Reviewed Jul 12, 2018

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Wow! This is the most amazing boondocking site we have ever stayed at. I’m talking beautiful views, wildflowers, chirping birds, a babbling brook and butterflies surrounding you when you walk. What more could you ask for? You drive through a residential neighborhood on paved road and then get to an unpaved, but not unpleasant road. ... more

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3bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
4bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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21 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 0
“The views are too good to be true, and good Verizon”

Reviewed Jun 06, 2018

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Absolutely gorgeous. Easy access. Road is a bit rutted, but take it slow and it will be fine. I wouldn't even hesitate to drive a Class A in here. No amenities. Small garbage can on the way out. Great Verizon coverage, at least with my Weboost, but you drive through a neighborhood to get to it, so I have a feeling it's probably good ev... more

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3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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Rv Chickadee
FL
24 Crossroads Slingshot
2003 Toyota Tundra
36 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 16

Rv Chickadee would stay here again

“Only one of my favorite boondocking spots ever.”

Reviewed Dec 08, 2017

Overall Rating

Did you read the title? This place is pretty heavenly as far as looks, amenities in town, and the condition of the road. Here you can stream all the videos you want on Verizon or ATT. It's a long road in- I believe it goes about 6 or more miles, with the most user-friendly spots earlier in the ride- before the lake that you come to on ... more

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WatsonsWander

Airstream Safari
166 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 7

WatsonsWander would stay here again

“Scenic and free!”

Reviewed Oct 12, 2017

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There is plentiful boondocking in this area, but I think Lake Creek might have some of the best. With views, trails, good cell service, and a short drive to town it hits all the marks. One thing to note is that the first half of the road is marked as having a 3-day limit while the second half has a 10-day limit. Rangers do patrol this ... more

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4bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
4bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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7 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1

GloveInWater would stay here again

“Big views in the valley with a creek ”

Reviewed Oct 04, 2017

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Spot was pretty close to town off a dirt road off a road leading to a neighborhood. The actual camp sites that are in the valley close to the creek are a ways in however. While there was one pull off right by the entrance, you probably wouldn't want to camp there because you are basically next to someone's backyard. A pretty valley wit... more

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2bars
T-Mobile 4G/LTE

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Sweet Sixx Rockin'
San Felipe, BC, Mexico
31 Fleetwood Tiago 31W
3 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 12
Site Number: none
“Relaxing and Close to Town.”

Reviewed Sep 05, 2017

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Our spot was about 3.5-4 miles from the entrance on the right as you enter, we were next to the running creek with mountains on both sides of us. There is a pond 1 mile from our spot where the girls (our 2 doggies) and I walk almost every day; with ducks and small ground chippers. The Internet Access is good with streaming and phone se... more

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3bars
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Wanderland Travelers
OR
33 Fleetwood Bounder
1997 Honda CR-V
18 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 6

Wanderland Travelers would stay here again

“Peaceful, Beautiful & Close to Town”

Reviewed Aug 23, 2017

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While the gravel road into the sites is a bit rough, take it slow and you should be fine. We went in about 3 miles and stayed in a 16-day limit site. The grass was flattened, the site was spacious and level, and we had fast internet (Verizon was great and I think AT&T was pretty solid too). It's basically one lane of travel but there... more

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3bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
4bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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KandK
CA
30 Arctic Fox 27-5L
2012 Ford F250
7 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1

KandK would stay here again

“The views!”

Reviewed Jul 15, 2017

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This was a great stop for experiencing the Sun Valley and Ketchum area. We moved on looking for something closer, but in hindsight should have stayed here as it wasn't all that far to town.

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