Shadowy St. Joe Campground

Saint Joe National Forest

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Saint Joe River Road Saint Maries, ID 83861 208-245-2531 208-765-7223 Official Website

GPS: 47.3257, -116.3933

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Overview of Shadowy St. Joe Campground

Number of Sites 14

Pad Type dirt

Open Seasonally May - October

Elevation 2,132 ft / 649 m

Max Stay 14

Max Length 50 ft

Tent Camping Yes

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Site Quality
18' Safari Alto F1743
Ford F150
19 reviews
“Clean Campground”

Reviewed 8/3/2019

Nightly rate: $10
Days stayed: 6
Site Number: 11
Overall Rating
The host, Joe, is hospitable and keeps the C.G. clean. Normal rate is $20/night; $10 with Senior Pass. There are 13 sites available, some partially shaded. Three vault toilets, trash cans at each site, and 2 potable water spigots. Propane can be had at St. Maries, about a dozen miles up the hwy. The c.g. is less than a 1/4 mile off Hwy 3 so the traffic can be heard, though it's sparse at night. Also, the c.g. sits on the St. Joe River which is only about 40-50 yards wide. There's apparently no speed limit or boat motor size restrictions. While the water traffic isn't all that busy, boaters tend to zoom up and down the river. Between the two, this isn't a place to come for quietness. That said, I can recommend it, though I think the full fee rate of $20. is a bit high.
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  • dry camping
  • boat ramp
  • fishing
  • picnic area
  • swimming beach
  • water access
Site Amenities
  • fire ring
  • ADA Accessible
  • restrooms: vault
  • water available


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