North Fork Recreation Site is set in a canyon along the North Fork of the Owyhee River. Juniper trees dot the hills and a few are scattered about the recreation site. Willows line the river and even provide some small bit of shade for a couple of the campsites. The river below camp enters a steep walled rocky canyon with huge boulders everywhere. Shade in the camping area is very limited and in can be very hot during the summer. Bring plenty of water.
Campsites: There are 6 developed campsites and one primative site in the willows near the river. Each has a picnic table, barbecue stand and fire ring with attached grate on a cement pad. The road and driveways are gravel.
Host on Site: No
Water: None available.
Garbage Services: No, you will need to pack it out with you.
Electricity Available: No
Restroom: There is a newer vault style outhouse which was clean and well stocked.
Handicap Accessible: The outhouse is handicap accessible and has a cement walk leading up to it.
Firewood: You will need to bring firewood with you.
Pets: There are no rules posted about pets.
Picnic Area: Since these are free campsites, please feel free to have a picnic.
Recreation: Camping, fishing, rock climbing, rockhounding and some really great shots for a photographer.
Fishing: The North Fork of the Owyhee River is available for a little fishing.
Swimming: Wading yes, and you may find a swimming hole downstream.
Wildlife: Deer are common in this area and I saw antelope on the way in. A word of caution, rattlesnakes do live here.
Additional Camping Opportunities: We have reviews for these nearby campgrounds;
Fee Schedule: There is no daily fee. You may camp here for free.
Campground Reservations: These sites are available on a first come first serve basis.
Phone service: None
Nearby Services: None
RV Dumping Site: None
Location/Driving instructions: From Boise, Idaho follow this GoogleMap.
Elevation: 4779 Feet
Reviewed: July 2014
This information is accurate as of the date of the review.
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