Lower Penstemon Campground

Sawtooth National Forest

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Rock Creek Rd. (FR-515) Hansen, ID 208-678-0430 208-423-7500 Official Website

GPS: 42.1954, -114.2835

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Overview of Lower Penstemon Campground

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

Number of Sites 7

Reservations yes

Open Seasonally Late May - Oct.

Elevation 6,627 ft / 2,019 m

Max Stay 14

Tent Camping Yes

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Ratings Summary

Overall Rating
Site Quality
5 reviews
“Doesn't feel crowded, nice for kids”

Reviewed 9/8/2020

Nightly rate: $8
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 4
Overall Rating

Site 4 is delightfully tucked away at the end of the campground and right across from the toilets. It has a flat spot for maybe a 4-man tent. We were able to fit two vehicles and our large tent in the driveway and found a shady spot to hang the hammock. This campsite stays shaded most of the day. There are trails leading out of this site down to the creek and up the hill, leading to other trails. It's a perfect place for kids to explore. The pit toilets are relatively clean and had plenty of toilet paper, despite having plenty of people in the campground.

There is no garbage service and the water spigots are not functioning. Still, the campground is reservable and inexpensive. We would stay here again.

Site Quality

Cherish would stay here again

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  • dry camping
  • OHV
  • ADA Accessible
  • restrooms: vault
  • pets
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