Five Points Campground is located on a slope above Five Points Creek. The elevation is approximately 5900 feet with mountains nearby ranging from 8000 feet to Smoky Dome topping 9800 feet. There are many roads and trails to explore these mountains. Fishing in the area is limited to small streams and beaver ponds. There are some small lakes just to the north of Smoky Dome but it would be a hard hike up from the nearest road on Broadman Creek. Check it out on this Google Map. In June of 2011 there was no sign marking the entrance but the outhouse and info signs are fairly obvious from the road.
Campsites: Five Points has 7 campsites. Each site is equipped with a picnic table and a fire ring with an attached grill. Sites 1 and 2 are near the road and are the most level. Sites 4 through 7 are on a slope. Both have a very small stream nearby. The road and driveways are gravel.
Host on Site: No.
Garbage Services: No, pack it out as you go.
Electricity Available: No.
Restroom: The vault style outhouse appeared to be new but was dirty and had no tp.
Handicap Accessible: The outhouse is handicap accessible.
Firewood: You will need to provide your own firewood.
Pets: Pets are allowed but must be kept on a leash.
Picnic Area: Although there is no designated picnic area, since it is free, one could certainly use a campsite for a picnic.
Recreation: Recreation includes camping, trail riding, hiking, fishing, hunting and photography.
Fishing: The streams at Five Points Campground are too small for fishing but there are other creeks to the north one could fish.
Wildlife: I saw a beaver pond a short distance south along the road and a doe with her two fawns on the same hillside with a cow elk just over the main ridge to the south. Ground squirrels were playing along the roadside and I saw one of those grouse that thinks it is hidden if it doesn't move.
Fee Schedule: Camping at Five Points Campground was free in 2017.
Campground Reservations: This is a first come first serve facility with no reservations available.
Phone service: None. I didn't get cell service with my AT phone for another 10 miles to the south.
Nearby Services: Fairfield, Idaho would be your nearest source for supplies such as gas, food, pop, propane and fishing tackle.
RV Dumping Site: There is an RV dump station at the Big Smokey Guard Station near Willow Creek Transfer Camp. Check out this Google Map for directions to it.
Elevation: 5899 Feet
Reviewed: June 2011
This information is accurate as of the date of the review.
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