Shorts Bar Campground is great for the fishermen who want to park their RV's some place and spend the weekend fishing the Salmon River. It is a big, open undeveloped area. Shorts Bar is just a mile and a half from Riggins.
Campsites: This is a big, open area for undeveloped camping. There are 4 tables and 4 fire pits, but it is not limited to 4 camping parties. RV's were lined up side by side. The more the merrier! There is also a bar 2 miles upstream that doesn't have a name on it where you could camp. There are 5 picnic tables, fire pits and a portapotty at this unmarked bar. The road is 100 yds or so into this area, but very rough and steep. Both places are in prime fishing territory.
Water: No water available.
Garbage Services: No. Pack in, pack out.
Restroom: Yes, vault style outhouse.
Handicap Accessible: No.
Firewood: No. We didn't see any available at the time.
Pets: Not mentioned but as a courtesy to others, pets should be on a leash.
Picnic Area: No.
Fishing: Fishing on the Salmon River. A great place for Salmon fishing!
Boating: There is a boat launch at this facility.
Swimming: No swimming.
Wildlife: Deer, bear, ground squirrels, and geese in the area
Fee Schedule: No fee area.
Campground Reservations: No reservations.
Phone service: No public telephone, but there may be spotty cell reception.
Nearby Services: Riggins is the closest town, 1.5 miles from the junction.
RV Dumping Site: No. However there is an RV dumping station in Riggins.
Location/Driving instructions: Just 1.5 miles upstream on the Salmon River Rd. from Riggins.
Elevation: 1758 Feet
Reviewed: June 2010
This information is accurate as of the date of the review.
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