Challis Field Office

Herd Lake Campsite & Overlook

This single campsite is below Herd Lake and offers wonderful opportunities to fish for rainbow trout, hike north around Mosquito Creek, or check out the scenic valley overlook of the East Fork of the Salmon River.

Location: Approximately 35 miles south of Challis, Idaho; 10 miles southeast of the East Fork Road on Herd Lake Road. From Challis, go 18 miles southwest on US 93 and ID 75, then 16 miles southeast on East Fork Road (Forest Road 120) and Herd Creek Road. The overlook is 1 mile further east on Herd Lake Road beyond the spur to the campsite.

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Facilities/Fees:
• 1 campsite with picnic table and fire-ring
• 1 vault toilet
• Trailhead to Herd Lake
• Use season: May - October
• No fees


Herd Lake Area


Herd Lake