Riverside Campground is located on the south bank of Henry's Fork of the Snake River. It is covered by a mature lodgepole pine forest. The river runs through a shallow valley with cliffs at times and flows downstream into a deeper canyon. The campground is on rolling hills with some sites on the river. Riverside offers access to fishing on Henry's Fork and nearby points of interest such as Upper (110ft) and Lower (85 ft) Mesa Falls and Harriman State Park.
Campsites: There are 57 campsites total, 34 may be reserved. A and B loops have paved roads. A loop campsites may have paved or gravel driveways and sites, while B loop has paved driveways and cement sites. C loop is more rustic with gravel roads, driveways and gravel or natural sites. Every site has a picnic table and fire pit with attached grate. Most have a barbecue stand or camp stove table. Some have sand filled tent squares.
Host on Site: Riverside Campground has 2 camp hosts. Their campsites are located at the entrance to the campground. We found them to be friendly and very helpful.
Water: There is good water available from a pressurized system.
Garbage Services: Garbage service is available in bear resistant dumpsters. Black and grizzly bear live in this area so please use the dumpsters to avoid problems with them.
Electricity Available: There is no electricity available at any of Riverside's campsites.
Restroom: 3 vault style outhouses are spaced between the loops. All of them were clean and well stocked when we visited.
Handicap Accessible: The outhouses are handicap accessible and loop B offers paved roads and cement campsites.
Firewood: You may purchase firewood from the hosts. Each bundle was $6 in 2012.
Pets: Pets are allowed but must be kept on a leash and you must clean up after them.
Picnic Area: There is a picnic area if you just want to stop for a lunch break.
Recreation: Camping, fishing, hiking, sightseeing and photography are all activities available nearby. When you are here, make sure you visit Upper and Lower Mesa Falls. Big Springs, Harriman State Park and Henry's Lake are also worth visiting and don't forget Yellowstone National Park.
Fishing: Henry's Fork offers some of the best trout fishing in Idaho. Check the regulations for restrictions and limits.
Boating: There is access for your drift boat and parking for your trailer.
Wildlife: Moose, deer, black bear and grizzly bear are common here.
Additional Camping Opportunities: We have published reviews for these nearby campgrounds; Grandview Campground, Riverside Campground, Henry's Lake State Park, Bill Frome County Park, Big Springs Campground, Flat Rock Campground, Upper Coffee Pot Campground, Buffalo Campground, McCrea Bridge Campground and Buttermilk Campground.
Fee Schedule: Fees have increased since our visit in July 2012 from $26 for a double and $13 for a single to $30 for a double and $15 for a single per day. The group site is $50 per day.
Campground Reservations: Reserve your campsite at recreation.gov.
Phone service: No pay phone or cell reception here.
Nearby Services: The lodges, stores and stations on Hwy 20 driving north offer fuel, food and other supplies and services. There are showers and a laundry available near Mack's Inn.
RV Dumping Site: We found an RV dump station near Mack's Inn on Hwy 20 about 18 miles to the north.
Location/Driving instructions: From Boise, Idaho follow this Google Map.
Elevation: 6124 Feet
Reviewed: July 2012
This information is accurate as of the date of the review.
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