Owyhee Field Office

Silver City Campground

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This campground is located in a partially restored 19th-century mining town.  

70 miles southwest of Boise in the Owyhee Mountains

From Highway 78 near Murphy, turn off at the Silver City sign.  From Jordan Valley on Highway 95 near Sheaville, turn off to Silver City.


  • Primitive campsite with six sites
  • Two vault toilets
  • Picnic tables
  • Fire grates
  • No potable water
  • Unpaved country access roads
  • Use season- Memorial Day weekend until November
  • Winter access (November 1–June 1) only possible by snowmobiling, skiing or snowshoeing

The water in Jordan Creek, which runs through the campground, may contain mercury from prior mining activity in the area, so caution should be exercised.

a view of Silver City, Idaho from a ridge above the townsite

Silver City campground