Trap Creek Campground is located along Hwy 21 NW of Stanley, Idaho, on the edge of a large meadow. This campground is designed to be rented as a group site and can be reserved that way. If it is not reserved, you may camp here as an individual camper. I personally would not camp here, but I have seen people here several times in passing.
Campsites: There are 3 tent / RV camping sites in Trap Creek Campground. Each site has a picnic table and fire ring with a grill. The campground is one small paved loop with the campsites on the west and south sides. You park your RV on the pavement next to your site.
Host on Site: No host on site.
Water: Potable water is available from a hand pump equipped well.
Garbage Services: Garbage service is available in a large dumpster.
Restroom: There is a vault style outhouse which is clean and maintained.
Handicap Accessible: The outhouse is handicap accessible.
Firewood: There is no firewood available. You will need to provide your own.
Pets: Pets are allowed on a leash.
Picnic Area: None here, however if you are passing by and a site is open, you may be able to use a table for a quick picnic.
Recreation: There is little in the way of recreational activities at the campground: camping, bird watching and wildlife viewing. Other activities within a a few miles would include hiking, biking, photography and fishing.
Fishing: There are several streams in the area, Marsh Creek, Cape Horn Creek and Beaver Creek. Stanley Lake and the Cape Horn Lakes are nearby. Check the regulations for restrictions.
Wildlife: Similar to Thatcher Creek Campground, Trap Creek Campground is on the edge of a large meadow so there could be deer and elk grazing in plain view.
Additional Camping Opportunities: For other campgrounds in this area, see Thatcher Creek, Sheep Trail, Elk Creek, Beaver Creek and Banner Creek campgrounds. There are also many primitive free campsites on the south side of Hwy 21 along the way to Stanley.
Fee Schedule: Per recreation.gov the site rents as a group for $40.00 walk-in season and $41.67 per day during the "peak" season.
Campground Reservations: Trap Creek Campground may be reserved as a "group" site at recreation.gov.
Phone service: Both pay phone and cell reception is available in Stanley, Idaho.
Nearby Services: Stanley is the nearest and best source of camping supplies such as gas, food, pop, ice and propane.
RV Dumping Site: RV Dumping Site: There is an RV Dumping Station south of Stanley, Idaho.
Location/Driving instructions: From Stanley, Idaho, take Hwy 21 NW for 11.3 miles. Trap Creek Campground will be on the south side of the road.
Elevation: 6684 Feet
Reviewed: July 2010
This information is accurate as of the date of the review.
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