Scout Mountain Campground, Idaho

"The decision to leave a day early from our previous campground was a wise move. We came up with a very spacious & private campsite at Scout Mountain just south of Pocatello, ID."

Scout Mountain - Forest Service Campground — Caribou National Forest, near Pocatello, Idaho: Site #23 (23 RV sites total) - This site has: water nearby. Campground Notes: vault toilets • dump station not available • trails from campground • trails nearby • 6,500’ elevation. July 21st - 27th. Miles driven: 104 (tap on mail rage to view route).

• Most sites large & spacious.
• Lots of sites with long level drives suitable for RV's.
• Clean vault toilets that are well maintained.
• Last six miles to campground is narrow & winding (but can be done in larger RV's if careful).
• No trash cans, must haul out trash. A real pain if you live in your RV.
• Some of the weekend crowd are extremely noisy (not all).

Overall Experience: smile

Our campsite We're enjoying the beautiful setting of our campsite in Scout Mountain Campground. It feels like we have our own private terraced patio.

no shooting While doing a little auto touring and checking out potential disperse camping sites for the future, we stumbled upon this sign on the way to Blackrock Canyon BLM dispersed sites. Apparently, someone couldn't read.

Also see: Pocatello, ID (2015)

Located high in the Bannock Mountain Range of southeastern Idaho, the Scout Mountain Campground is a perfect getaway for nature lovers. Just 13 miles south of Pocatello, this U.S. Forest Service campground sits at an elevation of 6,900 feet, providing a refreshing escape from the summer heat below.

Campsites and Amenities

The campground offers 26 individual campsites, each with a picnic table and fire ring. While there are no RV hookups available, the sites can accommodate both tents and small to medium-sized RVs. Water is available on-site, as well as vault toilets for convenience.

Recreational Activities

One of the main attractions of Scout Mountain Campground is its proximity to various outdoor activities:

  • The 1-mile Scout Mountain Nature Trail starts right from the campground and takes hikers to several scenic overlooks with breathtaking views of the mountains and valleys.
  • For those looking for a more challenging hike, the Buckskin Trail offers a 7-mile loop through the forest.
  • Mountain bikers can enjoy the network of trails throughout the area.
  • Fishing enthusiasts will be pleased to know that both Mink Creek and Rapid Creek, located nearby, are stocked with trout.

Unique Features

What sets Scout Mountain Campground apart is its unique combination of being close to Pocatello while still offering a remote and peaceful environment. The drive up to the campground through the winding mountain roads creates a sense of seclusion, despite being just a short distance from urban amenities.

Weather and Availability

Campers can expect pleasant temperatures during the summer months, with highs ranging from 70s to 80s Fahrenheit. The campground is typically open from late spring to early fall, but exact dates may vary depending on weather conditions.

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