Cutthroat Trout Campground

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Cutthroat Trout Campground

Idaho

(208) 478-6340

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Overview

The campground offers 3 primitive campsites and 3 picnic areas on the Blackfoot River. Take out for those floating from the dam, or put-in for those floating to Trail Creek or to Cedar Creek. This section of the river is Class II, and makes for easy floating or tubing, when the water is low. Nesting golden eagles, prairie falcons, red-tailed hawks, and great horned owls inhabit the cliffs of this steep canyon. Outside the canyon, upland game birds live in the sage grasslands.

Recreation on public lands in the Pocatello Field Office is managed in three distinct areas: the Blackfoot River Special Resource Management Area (SRMA), the Pocatello SRMA and the Pocatello Extensive Recreation Management Area (ERMA). Recreation sites in the Pocatello Field Office includes developed campgrounds, semi-developed camping facilities, non-motorized trails for hiking, equestrian use and bicycling and motorized trail systems for OHV recreation. Although the Snake River Vista Recreation Site lies in the BLM's Burley Field Office, the Pocatello Field Office administers the site, which features camping, fishing and boating on the Snake River.

The Blackfoot River SRMA contains 14,720 acres of public lands along the Blackfoot River and Wolverine Creek. This 34-mile segment of the river has become popular for non-motorized boating and fishing. Other recreational opportunities include rock climbing, hiking, camping, picnicking and hunting.

Map of Cutthroat Trout Campground

Latitude, Longitude: 43.060924, -111.985788

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Activities

  • Boating

    The section of the Blackfoot River from Government Dam to Trail Creek Bridge is a distance of 23 river miles. This section of river is floatable in a canoe, kayak, small raft or small drift boat. Put-ins and take-outs are undeveloped. Floating is not recommended below Trail Creek Bridge due to extreme white-water conditions, including Class IV, V, and VI (not runnable) rapids.

    The Blackfoot River below Government Dam flows through rolling hills, canyon sections, and the scenery is breath-taking. Typical summer water flows range from 200 to 800 c.f.s. The river is full of rock gardens and boulders and generally cannot be floated of flows drop below 100 c.f.s. There are several Class II and a few Class III rapids that require some skill in order to navigate when floating.

  • Camping

    6 campsites. Portable toilet (seasonal), picnic tables, and fire rings. No fees.

  • Fishing

    Great opportunities for shoreline fishing from campground.

  • Picnicking

    Great picnic opportunities via picnic tables along the river.

Directions

Driving

From Soda Springs, go north on ID 34 11 miles, west on China Cap Road 4 miles, northwest on Government Dam Road 14 miles, then 9 miles north on Corral Creek Road, Lincoln Creek Road, and Trail Creek Road.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(208) 478-6340

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