Chaparral Campground is located along the South Fork of the Boise River east of Featherville, Idaho. There are 11 camping sites, most having access to the river. The land is flat and fairly open and rather dry. The campground has trees scattered throughout which offer shade in most campsites, even so this is a hot place during the summer. The surrounding mountains are forested and offer several trails for riding.
Campsites: There are 11 RV / tent camping sites. Sites 3 and 6 are pull through sites. The road and driveways are all gravel and each site is equipped with a picnic table, a cooking table and a fire ring with attached grill. Site 11 has three picnic tables and a large fire ring.
Host on Site: Yes.
Garbage Services: Garbage service is available.
Electricity Available: No.
Restroom: There is a vault style outhouse which was clean and well stocked.
Handicap Accessible: The outhouse is handicap accessible.
Firewood: You will need to provide your own firewood.
Pets: Pets are welcome but must be kept on a leash.
Picnic Area: There is no picnic area.
Recreation: Camping, fishing and trail riding by motorcycle or four wheeler are the most popular recreational activities here. Hiking, sunbathing, photography and watching the wildlife is also available.
Fishing: Fishing in the South Fork of the Boise River is primarily for trout. There are also whitefish and a kokanee salmon run here. Check the fishing regulations for seasons and limits.
Boating: No, but one could float the river although I have not seen anyone doing this.
Swimming: There is no designated swimming area.
Wildlife: Deer, elk, bear, wolves and many smaller animals and birds live here.
Additional Camping Opportunities: We have reviews for these nearby campgrounds; Anderson Ranch Reservoir Area, Abbot Campground, Dog Creek Campground, Elks Flat Campground, Bird Creek Campground, Willow Creek Campground, Willow Creek Transfer Camp and Baumgartner Campground. There are several free primitive camping sites along the river east of Chaparral Campground before Bird Creek Campground. Please check out our pictures.
Fee Schedule: As of April 2017 it will cost you $6.00 per night to stay here.
Campground Reservations: None.
Phone service: The nearest pay phone is at Featherville and I didn't have reception on my cell phone anywhere in this area.
Nearby Services: Featherville, Idaho is the nearest location offering camping supplies like gas, food and drinks.
RV Dumping Site: I don't know of an RV dump station in this area. There is one if you are leaving to the east at the Big Smokey Guard Station.
Location/Driving instructions: To find Chaparral Campground from Mountain Home, Idaho follow this GoogleMap.
Elevation: 4630 Feet
Reviewed: June 2011
This information is accurate as of the date of the review.
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