McFarland Campground

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McFarland Campground

Idaho

(208) 756-5400

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Overview

McFarland Campground has 10 campsites on the Lemhi River. The Lemhi Valley lies between the Beaverhead Mountains and the Lemhi Range, where the river creates a riparian zone in an otherwise arid region. Fishing in the river, and area roads lead into both mountain ranges, which are part of the Salmon National Forest.

The Salmon Field Office provides six developed fee sites: McFarland Campground, Morgan Bar Recreation Site, Shoup Bridge Recreation Site, Tower Rock Recreation Site, Williams Lake Campground, and Sharkey Hot Springs. Five additional recreation sites, Agency Creek, Smokey Cubs, Eightmile Day Use, Elevenmile Day Use, Kilpatrick Day Use and Tower Creek "Pirimids" Day Use Area are non-fee sites with limited (if any) facilities.

The Salmon Field Office offers a diverse array of recreational opportunities. The nearby Salmon River, "River of No Return," provides world-class river rafting, camping, hiking, sight-seeing, and wildlife viewing. The Salmon River Range, Bitterroot Range, and Lemhi Range offer endless hiking, fishing, hunting and exploring.

Hikers find scenic and rugged terrain in the isolated, often-overlooked Lemhi Range where elk, deer, mountain goats, moose, and black bears are abundant. Adventurous nature-lovers can also discover plenty of hiking trails throughout this region.

With proper precautions, visitors can explore the area without borders or restrictions. Visitors are encouraged to explore off the beaten path and camping is allowed in non-designated areas on BLM-managed public lands. But remember to keep all vehicles on established roads and trails, "leave no trace," and pack out what you pack in. Also, prepare for possible sudden temperature changes and be aware of fire/fuels conditions and seasonal restrictions.

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Latitude, Longitude: 44.459638, -113.242264

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Activities

  • Bicycling

    The Bitterroot Range offers spectacular trails for mountain biking and hiking, and the ultimate terrain for rock climbing, hunting, and fishing excursions.

  • Camping

    Developed campground with 6 sites. Amenities include: drinking water, toilets, tables, grill/fire pit, and garbage collected.

  • Fishing

    The Salmon River meanders through the second-deepest gorge on the continent and is well-known as Idaho's best steelhead fishing area, along with rainbow and cutthroat trout.

  • Picnicking

    The Bitterroot Range and campgrounds offer excellent picnicking opportunities.

Directions

Driving

13 miles north of Leadore, Idaho and 33 miles south of Salmon, Idaho on Highway 28.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(208) 756-5400

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