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Silver Creek Campground is located on the west bank of Silver Creek and Silver Creek Plunge is on the east side. Silver Creek Plunge was developed from a natural hot spring and is now a large concrete pool. I have included pictures and a copy of their brochure. Check them out! This area is heavily forested with ample underbrush mixed with meadows along the creek.

Campsites: There are 51 standard sites, 2 group sites and 4 tent only sites. The roads and driveways are paved while the picnic table area is fine gravel. Each site has a picnic table, fire pit with attached grate and a prep table. For info on campsites on Silver Creek Plunge land, click the link "Silver Creek Plunge" for their brochure. For site details check out recreation.gov's link.

Host on Site: Todd is the host for the campground and can be found at the Silver Creek Plunge office which he manages.

Water: There is fresh drinking water available throughout the campground.

Garbage Services: No, you will need to pack out your garbage.

Electricity Available: No electricity in Silver Creek Campground or the group areas but it is available in some sites at Silver Creek Plunge.

Restroom: There are multiple vault style outhouses scattered throughout the campground.

Handicap Accessible: Silver Creek Campground is very handicap accessible, from the outhouses to the paved roads and driveways and even some paths.

Firewood: I didn't see a sign advertising firewood but it should be available at the Silver Creek Plunge office.

Pets: Pets are allowed but must be on a leash.

Picnic Area: There is a large grassy field with a playground and picnic tables near the swim pool.

Recreation: Camping, fishing, hunting, swimming, volleyball, horseshoes, hiking, backpacking, trail riding, four wheeling, photography and more.

Fishing: There are trout in Silver Creek and other streams in the area.

Boating: No.

Swimming: The main attraction here is swimming in the hot spring swim pool.

Wildlife: Deer and bear are common but there are also wolves, elk, birds and other woodland animals.

Additional Camping Opportunities: We have reviews on these nearby campgrounds; Trail Creek Campground, Tie Creek Campground, Hardscrabble Campground, Boiling Springs Campground, Rattlesnake Group Campground, Peace Valley Campground and Peace Creek Trailhead.

Fee Schedule: Double sites are $30.00, singles and tent only are $15.00 per day.

Campground Reservations: Reserve your campsite at recreation.gov. Camping on Silver Creek Plunge land is on a first come first serve basis.

Phone service: Emergency phone service is available for $2 per minute at the office.

Nearby Services: There is a small store at the office for the pool if you run low on things like pop, ice, candy and such. No gas available.

RV Dumping Site: There is no RV dumping station nearby. There is one at the Chevron Station at Horseshoe Bend according to rvdumps.com.

Location/Driving instructions: From Boise, follow this GoogleMap.

Coordinates: 44.330972,-115.804221

Elevation: 4498 Feet

Reviewed: September 2012

This information is accurate as of the date of the review.

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