Banner Creek Campground is situated along Banner Creek at almost 6900 foot elevation. Surrounded by a mature forest, salmon spawn in Banner Creek which runs right through this campground. We saw beaver dams on the creek below camp only a short walk away. Except for the fact that Hwy 21, the "Ponderosa Scenic Byway", runs right by it, this campground is picture perfect. Still, what a beautiful spot! Sorry, my pictures do not do it justice.
Campsites: There are only 3 tent / RV camping sites. Each have a picnic table and a fire pit with a grill. The road and driveways are paved.
Host on Site: No.
Garbage Services: No.
Restroom: Yes, vault style outhouse.
Handicap Accessible: Yes, outhouse and pavement makes this a little more handicap friendly than some campgrounds.
Firewood: No, provide your own.
Pets: Pets are ok, but must be kept on a leash.
Recreation: The area surrounding Banner Creek Campground offer opportunities to hike on many trails. Some trails go into the Sawtooth National Recreation Area. One can fish, mountain bike, horseback ride, camp, photograph, or watch for wildlife most anywhere around here.
Fishing: There are several lakes across the highway toward Bull Trout Campground. Most of these are stocked each year and provide good family fishing. Check the regulations for Banner Creek
Swimming: No swimming, but wading could be fun.
Wildlife: Deer, elk, bear, wolves, salmon and many species of birds.
Additional Camping Opportunities: Nearby campgrounds include Bull Trout, Beaver Creek, Lola Creek, and Thatcher Creek. Free primitive camping is available only a short distance away on the road to Bull Trout Campground. My family used one such free site last year.
Fee Schedule: As of April 2017 the forest service is indicating the daily fee for a campsite is $5.
Campground Reservations: No reservations here.
Phone service: There is no phone service here. However, both cellular service and a pay phone are available in Stanley, Idaho, which is about 24 miles east on Hwy 21.
Nearby Services: Stanley, Idaho, has most services one might need while camping such as gas, food, ice, pop, propane and more.
RV Dumping Site: Dumping stations are available at Stanley also.
Location/Driving instructions: From Stanley, Idaho, travel west on Hwy 21 for 23.8 miles. Banner Creek Campground will be on your left.
Elevation: 6707 Feet
Reviewed: July 2010
This information is accurate as of the date of the review.
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