Upper O'Brien Campground

Sawtooth National Recreation Area

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Robinson Bar Rd. Stanley, ID 83278 928-537-8888 208-423-7500 Official Website

GPS: 44.2593, -114.6988

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Overview of Upper O'Brien Campground

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

Number of Sites 9

Pad Type gravel

Open Seasonally May - late Sept.

Elevation 5,839 ft / 1,779 m

Max Stay 10

Tent Camping Yes

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Reviews of Upper O'Brien Campground 3 people have reviewed this location.

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Overall Rating
Site Quality
BC, Canada
4 reviews
“Awesome ”

Reviewed 6/4/2022

Nightly rate: $18
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 9
RV Length: 21' (Travel Trailer)
Overall Rating

Just what we were looking for. It is perfect for our size trailer, (21’) . Anything much bigger might have an issue with the bridge and steep gravel access road. I actually used 4 wheel drive leaving up the hill so I didn’t chew up the road. We were in # 9 . Seems it was the easiest for leveling and largest as well. Not all the sites ... more

Site Quality

Mike would stay here again

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7 reviews
“Your basic camp ground.”

Reviewed 8/26/2019

Nightly rate: $16
Days stayed: 1
Overall Rating

Upper O’Brien has 8 sites. There are some spots on the river. Others back in the woods a bit. It has fire rings, picnic tables, and very stinky vault toilets. It is August 21 Lower O’Brien was closed. Some other camp sites along the river were closed. Check with Forest Service in Stanley to see what’s open in the Sawtooth Range. Challi... more


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43 reviews
“Gorgeous, cozy spot on the Salmon River. ”

Reviewed 9/28/2015

Nightly rate: $14
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 5
RV Length: 22'
Overall Rating

We stayed here just as the weather was turning cold and the FS started closing some of their campgrounds, turning off water,etc. we got good info on what was still open from the Stanley visitor's center and set out to find our spot on the River. We loved the site as soon as we saw it. Compared to the other CGs along the river this one ... more

Site Quality

Meg and Ben would stay here again

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  • dry camping
  • fishing
  • recreation trail
  • water access
Site Amenities
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • restrooms: vault
  • water available
  • pets
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