Tin Can Flat Campground is situated along the St Joe River on a small flat. It is heavily forested with plenty of shade and privacy. The St Joe River is wide and shallow here which is great for the fly fisherman.
Campsites: There are 11 RV / tent campsites. Each is equipped with a picnic table and fire ring. The road and driveways are gravel.
Host on Site: No.
Water: There is a hand pump equipped well for camp water. The well is tested monthly for bacteria and is safe, but I don't drink the water from these wells.
Garbage Services: No, pack your garbage out with you.
Electricity Available: No.
Restroom: There is a vault style outhouse for your use and it was fairly clean and well stocked at the time of our visit.
Handicap Accessible: The outhouse is handicap accessible.
Firewood: There is no firewood for sale here. You will need to provide your own.
Pets: Pets are allowed but must be kept on a leash.
Picnic Area: There is no picnic area here.
Recreation: Camping, fishing and playing in the river are the main recreational activities here. However, there is also backpacking, hiking and the Trail of the Hiawatha is not too far away for a days bike ride. Check out this company offering package deals. It is one of several.
Fishing: Fishing is available in the St Joe River. Check the regulation and seasons on our fishing page.
Boating: There are rapids scattered along this stretch of the river and we saw people floating, rafting and kayaking here.
Swimming: The river is a bit shallow at the campground but I am sure one could find a better spot to swim nearby.
Wildlife: We didn't see any wildlife but one could expect deer, elk, black bear and grizzly bear to live in these mountains. There were no bear warnings at Tin Can Flat Campground.
Additional Camping Opportunities: We have reviews for these other campgrounds on the St. Joe River; Shadowy St Joe Campground, Huckleberry Campground, Upper Landing Picnic Area, Packsaddle Campground, Turner Flat Campground, Conrad Crossing Campgrounds, Fly Flat Campground, Beaver Creek Camp, Line Creek Stock Camp and Spruce Tree Campground.
Fee Schedule: The daily fee for 2013 was $6.
Campground Reservations: There is no reservation system for Tin Can Flat Campground. You may want to get here early as the campground was full when we visited.
Phone service: None
Nearby Services: The nearest basic services and food stuffs would be at Avery, Idaho.
RV Dumping Site: There is an RV dump station at Upper Landing Picnic Area.
Location/Driving instructions: Follow this Google Map from Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.
Elevation: 2774 Feet
Reviewed: July 2013
This information is accurate as of the date of the review.
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