Curlew Creek Boat Ramp has good boating facilities with a nice ramp and handling dock. It also has a nine campsite campground. This is a VERY busy place during June, July and August. I visited on Sunday of a wet weekend in June and there were only 2 sites open. Anderson Ranch Reservoir offers great fishing, water skiing and jet skiing. This area is open sagebrush covered hills with little shade.
Campsites: There are 9 campsites available, which each have a picnic table and fire ring. In most sites you park your RV on the edge of the roadway and your site is below you along the reservoir. The roads and driveways are all gravel. There are trees along the shoreline.
Host on Site: No.
Water: No, there is a hand pump but it was disabled.
Garbage Services: Garbage service is available in dumpsters which is located near the outhouse.
Electricity Available: No.
Restroom: There is a his/hers vault style outhouse near the entrance. It was fairly clean considering it was Sunday.
Handicap Accessible: The outhouse is handicap accessible but the hills and a lack of paths make this campground a challenge to the handicapped.
Firewood: You will need to provide your own firewood.
Pets: Your pet is welcome but must be kept on a leash.
Picnic Area: No.
Recreation: Water is the main attraction, whether is is fishing, water skiing or jet skiing.
Fishing: Anderson Ranch Reservoir offers fishing for trout, sockeye salmon, bass and perch. Check the fishing regulations for seasons and limits.
Boating: The main purpose of this site is the boat ramp and dock. There are two parking lots for boat trailers. Even so, Curlew Creek needs more parking space. I have been here when vehicles were lined up along the road near the entrance.
Swimming: There is no designated swimming area but people are always swimming here on July and August weekends.
Wildlife: I would be surprised if you saw any thing like a bear or elk but one might see a deer in the early morning or late evening. Birds would be the most likely wildlife to view.
Additional Camping Opportunities: We have reviews for the following nearby campgrounds; Anderson Ranch Reservoir Area, Little Camas Reservoir, Spillway Recreation Site, South Fork of the Boise River, Little Wilson Creek Campground, Evans Creek Campground, Castle Creek Campground (BNF), Pine Recreation Site and Deer Creek Recreation Site.
Fee Schedule: This is a fee area and I can see the day use fee is $5 however I can not find the overnight fee as of May 2017.
Campground Reservations: No reservations available.
Phone service: No, there is a pay phone at Deer Creek Lodge. I didn't get any reception on my AT&T cell phone.
Nearby Services: I would recommend Pine, Idaho where you will find a convenience store with gas and most other supplies as well as a restaurant.
RV Dumping Site: I have not located an RV dump station in this area. If you know of one please drop me an email with its location.
Location/Driving instructions: From Mountain Home, Idaho follow this GoogleMap.
Elevation: 4220 Feet
Reviewed: June 2011
This information is accurate as of the date of the review.
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