Morgan Creek Recreation Site is on Morgan Creek, due north of Challis, Idaho. The campground is on Morgan Creek where the flat land along the creek is covered with willows. The hills around are covered with sage brush, and the higher mountains are heavily forested. The summer days could be hot with no shade and the mosquitoes are thick and very hungry. Morgan Creek Road before Morgan Creek Recreation Site followed the creek and was deep in a rocky canyon. West Fork Road also follows a deep rocky canyon. I imagine this would be excellent hunting country.
Campsites: There are 4 camping sites, each with a picnic table and fire ring and attached grill.
Host on Site: No.
Water: Potable water is available from a hand pump equipped well.
Garbage Services: No.
Electricity Available: No.
Restroom: There is a vault style outhouse which was clean and well stocked.
Handicap Accessible: The outhouse is handicap accessible.
Firewood: No, bring your own.
Pets: Yes, but should be leashed.
Picnic Area: Feel free to use the campground as a picnic site since there is no fee.
Recreation: This is a very rocky, dry area so I would imagine rock hounds might enjoy looking for rocks. You could ride your ATVs, bikes, or horses in the hills around here. I would enjoy photographing the rock formations. I am sure hunters would find game nearby.
Fishing: Morgan Creek is small, but with the number of mosquitoes here, the trout must be huge!
Wildlife: Mosquitoes! Ha! We saw nothing except birds, however, I would expect to see deer here regularly.
Additional Camping Opportunities: We have reviews for Cottonwood Recreation Site and Little West Fork Campground. There are many free primitive campsites further up Morgan Creek Road and West Fork Road.
Fee Schedule: Free
Campground Reservations: Morgan Creek Recreation Site is a first come first serve facility.
Phone service: None available here, but there is cell service and a pay phone at Challis.
Nearby Services: Challis, Idaho, is your location for supplies like candy, pop, water and gas.
RV Dumping Site: The nearest RV dumping station is at Cottonwood Recreation Site. It is on Hwy 93 north the Morgan Creek Road turn off.
Location/Driving instructions: From Challis, Idaho, take Hwy 93 north 8.2 miles to a left turn onto Morgan Creek Road. Follow Morgan Creek Road 5.1 miles northwest to Morgan Creek Recreation Site which will be on your left.
Elevation: 5559 Feet
Reviewed: July 2010
This information is accurate as of the date of the review.
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