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Cottonwood Field Office

Slate Creek Recreation Site 

This is a small, day-use area with shade, boat launch, and six developed campsites with tables and fire rings.


10 miles south of Whitebird, Idaho, Highway 95 | Driving Directions


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  • Developed site
  • Campgrounds - 5 sites with fire rings and some barbeque grills
  • Drinking water
  • Boat Ramp - concrete
  • Fee: $10/night
  • 14-day maximum stay
  • Restrooms -  3 vault toilets
  • Parking Area
  • Year-round use
  • Fees - camping $10 per night per camper/$4 per additional vehicle not in tow per night. Camping only allowed at designated numbered camp sites. Federal Interagency  Access Pass provides for a 50% discount off the fees in this notice for card holder and their vehicle.
  • Each campsite unit is defined as: 1 vehicle or 1 rv/camper and/or multiple tents per campsite. Any additional rv/camper at a campsite is $10.00 per rv/camper per night and any additional vehicles not in tow are $4.00 per vehicle per night.
  • Campground Fees Must Be Paid Within 30 Minutes After Occupying Site / All fees collected are used at this site for improvements and maintenance
  • Dogs must be on a leash that is under 6 feet
  • Garbage disposal on site. Disposal of any household or industrial refuse or waste brought in from private or municipal property is prohibited and subject to fines.
  • First come, first served basis - no reservations
  • Maximum 14-day stay
  • Year-round use
  • Permits are required for commercial recreation use and competitive events. Organized group activities and events may also require a permit. Contact the Cottonwood Field Office at 208-962-3245 for more information.

Slate Creek Recreation Area boat ramp