Black Rock Campground is along the North Fork of the Boise River down in a pine covered valley on a bench above the river. This is a very nice campground with plenty of room. Some of the sites are along the hillsides so they are perfect for kids to play on. There are benches along the river for viewing. We found it rather quiet as we were there 2 weeks before fishing season opened.
Campsites: 11 RV / tent camping sites scattered throughout. Tables, (not the handicap type), fire pits w/grates were at each site. Tents of all sizes would fit in the sites. There is plenty of room for RV's although the road to get here is a windy, narrow dirt road with washboard. There are multiple off-road sites in the area that are well used for camping if you are self-contained.
Water: There is drinking water with a newer hand pump and it taste fine.
Garbage Services: Yes. Bearwise garbage dumpsters available.
Restroom: Newer vault style toilet, clean and well maintained.
Handicap Accessible: yes
Pets: Pets are welcome on a leash.
Fishing: Good trout fishing, but it is bull trout area so be careful of what you keep.
Boating: No boating facilities.
Swimming: The river along this stretch is not conducive to swimming.
Wildlife: There were bear warning signs, even on the outhouse door! However, we didn't see any signs of them ourselves. We did see many deer tracks, and we enjoyed the large beaver dams in the streams on the higher slopes nearby.
Fee Schedule: The fee is $15.00 dollars per day as of April 2017.
Campground Reservations: You may reserve these sites at recreation.gov.
Phone service: No phone service and no cell reception.
Nearby Services: The nearest services are in Idaho City.
RV Dumping Site: No
Location/Driving instructions: 2.2 miles E on Hwy 21 from Idaho City, right on Granite Creek Rd/Rabbit Creek. Rd #327/304 for 18 mi.
Elevation: 4036 Feet
Reviewed: May 2010
This information is accurate as of the date of the review.
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