Red River Campground is nestled on the banks of the Red River east of Elk City, Idaho. The site is level with a few pine trees scattered throughout. The hills surrounding the campground are fairly gentle and are covered with forest. We saw many deer and elk nearby. The Red River Hot Springs at the end of the road to the northeast was closed during our visit. I understand it reopened later in 2010 and is still open for 2011. (I can't find info on whether it is open or closed).
Campsites: Red River Campground has 40 tent / RV camping sites. Each site has a picnic table and fire ring with attached grill. The road and driveways are all gravel.
Host on Site: No.
Water: No, but a new well has been drilled.
Garbage Services: No.
Electricity Available: No.
Restroom: There is a new vault style outhouse which was clean and well stocked.
Handicap Accessible: The outhouses are handicap accessible.
Firewood: You will need to provide you own firewood.
Pets: No restrictions were posted, however, in a campground of this size I would recommend a leash.
Picnic Area: No.
Recreation: Camping, fishing, riding ATVs, and soaking in the hot springs seems to be the primary recreational activities from Red River Campground.
Fishing: Fishing is available in the nearby streams and lakes so check the regulations for local restrictions.
Swimming: None at Red River Campground but there is a swimming pool at the Red River Hot Springs.
Wildlife: There were deer and elk everywhere. Bear do live here so use caution with your food and garbage storage.
Additional Camping Opportunities: We have reviews for these nearby campgrounds; Bridge Creek Campground and Ditch Creek Campground. We drove past French Gulch Campground but did not take any pictures as it was occupied. For your information, it has 3 or 4 camping sites situated around a gravel lot next to the road.
Fee Schedule: As of May 2017 single campsites cost $12 per night and there is a $3 extra vehicle fee.
Campground Reservations: None.
Phone service: None, there was a pay phone at the Red River Ranger Station just a few miles from camp.
Nearby Services: Elk City, Idaho, is you nearest source for camping supplies such as food, gas, pop and ice.
RV Dumping Site: There is a free RV dumping station at the Red River Ranger Station.
Location/Driving instructions: To find Red River Campground from Elk City, Idaho, take Hwy 14 W 2.8 miles to a left turn onto Red River Road. Follow Red River Rd 19.6 miles to the campground which will be on your right-hand side.
Elevation: 4657 Feet
Reviewed: June 2010
This information is accurate as of the date of the review.
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