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Twenty-five Mile Bar Campground

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Twenty-five Mile Bar Campground is on the Selway River at Twenty-five Mile Creek. The area is heavily forested. We visited in late June in a wet year. The high roads were not yet open and it was quite green. The road into the campground takes a steep dive from Selway Road and looks a little more frightening than it really is. I would not recommend bringing a large RV into the campground as it is too tight and steep. The camping is right on the river bank and such a pretty setting! I think the Selway River is one of the prettiest rivers in Idaho.

Campsites: There were 3 or 4 sites, the last one and the first one were the nicest. They have a picnic table and fire ring with attached grill. The road and driveways are gravel. All camping sites have direct access to the river.

Host on Site: No.

Water: No.

Garbage Services: No.

Electricity Available: No.

Restroom: The outhouse is older and smaller than most but was clean and well supplied.

Handicap Accessible: No.

Firewood: You will need to provide your own.

Pets: There are no pet stipulations, and the camper in the last site was allowing their three dogs to run free. They gave Terri a scare but were just overly friendly.

Picnic Area: The campground is free so if a site is open feel free to picnic in it.

Recreation: Camping, fishing, hiking, backpacking, rafting, kayaking, floating and photography are all recreations offered at or near Twenty-five Mile Bar Campground.

Fishing: You have direct access to fishing the Selway River for trout, steelhead and salmon. Check the regulations.

Boating: There is a beach here which one could launch their raft or float adventure from.

Swimming: Swimming the Selway River is at your own risk.

Wildlife: This is wild country so pretty much any wildlife could be seen such as whitetail deer, elk, moose, bear, fox or wolves. Do take care with your food and garbage to avoid a nighttime visit from a hungry bear. This country is low enough to stumble across a rattlesnake.

Additional Camping Opportunities: For other campgrounds we have reviewed, check out the Selway River Area Campgrounds. There are some primitive camping sites scattered along the river in this area that we have not provided reviews for but Twenty-five mile Campground is one of the most desirable.

Fee Schedule: This is a free camping facility.

Campground Reservations: No reservations.

Phone service: No cell service here. Lowell, Idaho, has a pay phone but I think we lost cell reception close to Kooskia, Idaho.

Nearby Services: Your nearest camping supplies can be found at Lowell, Idaho, just 12 miles down stream or or at Kooskia, Idaho about 34 miles west on Hwy 12.

RV Dumping Site: The nearest RV dumping station is at the Wilderness Gateway Campground on the Locsha River.

Location/Driving instructions: Twenty-five Mile Bar Campground is approximately 12.5 miles up the Selway River from Lowell, Idaho. Check this Google map.

Coordinates: 46.076090,-115.412456

Elevation: 1646 Feet

Reviewed: June 2010

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

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