Canyon Campground is one of four campgrounds located along Hwy 55 on the North Fork of the Payette River between Banks and Smiths Ferry, Idaho. The campground is across the highway from the river. The campground is often used by kayakers and rafters because it is only a few miles from Banks, Idaho which is known for its whitewater access. It can be a bit noisy at night due to highway traffic.
Campsites: Canyon Campground has 6 camping sites, 3 of which can accommodate an RV up to 30 ft. long. The camping sites include a fire pit and a picnic table. There are places to put tents or you can park an RV. There is not a host on site.
Water: There is drinking water at the campground from a hand pump.
Garbage Services: You must carry out your own garbage at Canyon Campground.
Electricity Available: There is no electricity at Canyon Campground.
Restroom: There is a vault style toilet in the campground which is handicap accessible.
Fishing: There is great trout fishing as well as whitefish along the North Fork of the Payette River.
Boating: There is whitewater access for rafting and kayaking on the Payette River near Banks, Idaho.
Swimming: There are nice sandy beaches across the highway along the river. We are not swimmers but our kids waded and we had a good time.
Wildlife: We have seen deer in the campground, and I hear hunting is good both sides of the river during hunting season.
Fee Schedule: As of April 2017 single campsites are $12 per day. $6 for day use.
Campground Reservations: These sites can not be reserved.
Phone service: There is not a telephone at Canyon Campground. The nearest telephone is 6 mi. south at Banks.
Gas and Food: is 6 miles south at Banks.
Location/Driving instructions: From Boise, drive 41 miles north on Idaho State Road 55 to the campground. It is 6 miles north of Banks, Idaho.
Elevation: 3840 Feet
Reviewed: February 2010
This information is accurate as of the date of the review.
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