Shorts Bar Recreation Site

BLM

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NF-1614
Riggins, ID 83549
208-962-3245
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GPS: 45.4141, -116.302

Last Price Paid: $0
Pad Type: gravel
Elevation: 1763 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

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

Ratings Summary

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise

Cell Phone Coverage

2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
1bars
Verizon 3G
2bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
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Mali Mish

17 Four Wheel Camper/Castia 17 Grandby/Spirit Standard
2016 Ford F-250
3 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2
“Good spot by the river. Busy on weekends”

Reviewed Jul 23, 2017

Overall Rating

A lot of people come here in the summer for rafting and float tubing. Good free BLM spot. Just a large dirt lot. With a good booster you can get reasonably good Verizon and AT&T here. The town of Riggins is around the river bend. Small little place with some bars and restaurants that specifically cater to the river going crowd. It's Id... more

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
2bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
1bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


2 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2

Carroll would stay here again

“Nice spot on the river”

Reviewed May 25, 2017

Overall Rating

This is a nice spot. Even though it's a big parking lot area, you can park right along the river. Any size rig could get here easily and find a place to park. 1 bar LTE for ATT and 2 bars 4G for Verizon. Zero OTA channels. Riggins is a cute town with a few restaurants and a grocery store. There is an elk ranch across the street. We ... more

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
1bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


34 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
“Just one gigantic big lot”

Reviewed Dec 15, 2016

Overall Rating

As SubaruVagabond's review says, the bridge that google maps tries to take you over is not for vehicles. Just keep going down the road and you will see the only bridge you can take. This is just one huge lot with no designated spots. It's a bit of a mess and usually really busy. We just needed a place to stay for the night and so i... more

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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SubaruVagabond

Subaru Outback
47 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 5

SubaruVagabond would stay here again

“Big Gravel Lot On The Salmon River”

Reviewed Aug 21, 2016

Overall Rating

This is a mostly beautiful spot, right on the Salmon River. It is a beautiful, reasonably clean spot, overall. There should be plenty of space for any rig to get in and find a spot to setup on pretty easily level ground. The lot is huge. If you want shade from trees, you're going to have an extremely limited chance at such, but there's... more

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
1bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
1bars
Verizon 3G

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Hookups:
  • dry camping
Recreation:
  • boat ramp
  • water access
Site Amenities:
  • big rig
  • picnic table
Facilities:
  • restrooms: vault
Pets:
  • pets

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