Little Wood River

Bureau of Reclamation

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Unnamed Road Carey, ID 83320 208-678-0461

GPS: 43.435, -114.029

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Elevation 5,249 ft / 1,599 m

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Brenda & Linus
24' Born Free 24RB
26 reviews
“Pretty good spot”

Reviewed 8/26/2019

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
Overall Rating

This is an actual campground, managed by the Bureau of Reclamation. The loop of campsites probably has about 10 sites, which are very nice. Some of the sites are on the bluff above the lake and all sites have lovely trees. It took 3.7 miles of washboard to get to the campground after the pavement turned to dirt, but otherwise the road in is mostly flat and not full of ruts or potholes. I had no service with Verizon, but did get a bar just outside of the campground d when driving back out. Unfortunately it was insanely windy the evening I arrived so I didn’t get out on the water but it looks like it would be a lovely place to get out on a boat or paddle board if it were nice out. Also, when I arrived on Sunday night they had sprinklers on at every campsite that went on all night. At 10PM I gave up on waiting for them to be turned off when the wind shifted and my camper started getting pelted by the sprinkler, and a drive through the loop showed that all of the campsites were running sprinklers in a way that would hit the camper. I went and camped in the work area parking lot. The sprinklers were still on at 7am, but when workers started arriving at 8AM Monday morning someone turned them off. I can’t imagine this is a common thing, but I thought I should mention just in case they do this every Sunday or something. There is also a day use picnic area that had sprinklers on the whole time. Their water has tested positive for coliform so they do not have potable water. They have vault toilets and a dumpster. I think this could be a lovely place to camp if it weren’t so windy and if the sprinklers were not on but unfortunately, that combo with no cell service made it just meh for me. It’s a beautiful place otherwise.

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Brenda & Linus would stay here again

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  • dry camping
  • restrooms: vault
  • water available


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