Salmon Field Office

Shoup Bridge Recreation Site

The Shoup Bridge Site is a small, convenient campground that accommodates both RVs and tents located on the main Salmon River. The site is named after George Shoup, the first Governor of Idaho, who later became a U.S. Senator.  The area is shaded with cottonwood trees and is a popular launch site for rafters and anglers.  Only hatchery steelhead, identifiable by a clipped adipose fin, can be kept and barbless hooks are required.

Location: south of Salmon, Idaho on Highway 93.  Travel south from Salmon on Highway 93 for five miles.


  • Developed campground with 5 sites (no hookups); $5.00/night
  • Boat Ramp
  • Drinking water
  • Restrooms
  • Use season: April-October

Shoup Bridge Recreation Site