Ten Mile Campground is located on both sides of Hwy 21 north of Idaho City on the Ponderosa Pine Scenic Route. Half between Hwy 21 and Mores Creek, the other half north of Hwy 21 against the hills. There would be fishing in Mores Creek though it would probably be somewhat challenging due to brushy conditions. Kids could play in it and cool down on warm summer days, or you could try your hand at panning gold. Some of the sites are "cozier" than others, and it is a nice place for the family to relax on a weekend. The elevation at the campground is about 5200 feet, so the night will probably be fairly cool.
Campsites: There are fifteen camping sites total. Each has a picnic table, lantern pole and fire pit with grill. Sites 1-9 are on a loop near the creek. Sites 1-4 are very small and would not be usable by even a medium sized RV. I think of these sites as too close to the Hwy and too close together, but not everyone would agree. Two were occupied when we reviewed Ten Mile Campground even though other sites were available, check out our pictures and make your own choice. Site 5 is a double site and is larger with more parking and is near the creek. Camping sites 10 through 15 are above the Hwy, are larger and separated a bit more.
Water: There is a hand pump well available for drinking water, however, I found it too highly metallic in flavor and would not recommend drinking it.
Garbage Services: Garbage service is available.
Restroom: Two newer vault style outhouses are in the campground, one on each side of the Hwy.
Handicap Accessible: These toilets are handicap accessible.
Pets: Pets on a leash please.
Fishing: Limited fishing in Mores Creek.
Swimming: Playing in the creek, yes, swimming, not really.
Wildlife: There are many mule deer and black bear in this area to be seen.
Fee Schedule: $15.00 per site per night for singles and $30.00 for doubles.
Campground Reservations: These site are not part of the national reservation system, so call 1-208-392-6681 for reservation info.
Phone service: There was no phone service or cell phone reception.
Nearby Services: Idaho City has a gas station, and a couple convenience stores and restaurants to provide you with most of the services you could need.
RV Dumping Site: There is a dumping station near Idaho City.
Location/Driving instructions: Travel 8.8 mile NE on Hwy 21 from Idaho City to Ten Mile Campground.
Elevation: 4843 Feet
Reviewed: May 2010
This information is accurate as of the date of the review.
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