Wood River Campground, Idaho

The 1st campground we stopped at was a dust bowl. We thought about spending the night but decided to push on. The next one down the road was a winner — paved road & sites. Nice!

Wood River - Forest Service Campground — Sawtooth National Recreation Area, near Ketchum, ID: Site #11 (29 RV sites total) - This site has: water nearby. Campground Notes: flush toilets • vault toilets • dump station nearby • river access • trails from campground • trails nearby • 6,360’ elevation. July 27th - August 1st. Miles driven: 190 (tap on mileage to see route).

Pros:
• Conveniently located near many hiking trails & town.
• Campground road & sites are paved (only one in area).
• All sites are non-reservable.
• Dump station nearby.
Cons:
• Noticeable highway noise.
• Day use area rented out to large groups for overnight camping.

Overall Experience: smile



Located in the Sawtooth National Forest, the Wood River Campground is a beautiful camping spot by the Big Wood River. It sits at an elevation of around 6,400 feet and offers easy access to various outdoor activities just a short drive away from Ketchum, Idaho.

Campground Features The Wood River Campground has the following features:

  • Spacious sites for tents, RVs, and trailers
  • Serene sounds of the river and stunning views of snow-capped peaks and forests
  • Proximity to the Wood River Trail, a 22-mile path for hiking, biking, and wildlife viewing

Exploring Ketchum Only 10 miles south of the campground is the town of Ketchum, which provides a delightful atmosphere for visitors to discover. Here are some highlights:

  • Outdoor-focused community with shops, restaurants, and art galleries catering to various interests
  • Bustling downtown area to explore and a local farmer's market to browse
  • Thriving culinary scene offering diverse dining options

Sawtooth National Recreation Area For those seeking more rugged adventures, the Sawtooth National Recreation Area is nearby. It offers countless opportunities for hiking, fishing, and camping in untouched wilderness. Some attractions include:

  • Pristine alpine lakes waiting to be discovered
  • Majestic peaks offering breathtaking views
  • Abundant wildlife roaming freely in their natural habitat

The Perfect Blend of Nature and Recreation Whether you're looking for a peaceful getaway or an adrenaline-filled escapade, the Wood River Campground and its surrounding area have something for everyone. With its magnificent landscapes, fascinating history, and lively community, this part of Idaho is truly a paradise for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts alike.



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