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Birch Creek Campground

This campground includes approximately 25 campsites with amenities such as picnic tables, fire rings, and restrooms, located along Birch Creek (see Birch Creek Developed Campsite Map). Additionally, there are a variety of large undeveloped camping areas (i.e., no picnic tables or fire rings) south of the middle access (see Entire Birch Creek Campground Map).  The campground provides easy access for fishing, and can serve as a base camp to recreate in Caribou-Targhee National Forest. Amateur anglers and seasoned fly fishing experts alike find an abundance of brook and rainbow trout, with some brown trout. At the main entrance, a stop on the Nez Perce National Historic Trail features interpretive panels that explain some of the tragic history of the area.

Location: From Leadore, go south on ID-28 about 50 miles. From Idaho Falls, Take I-15 north to ID-33 west. Drive through town of Mud Lake and take ID-28 north about 29 miles. Campground will be on the left.
Fees/Facilities:
  • No fees (except for group site reservations)
  • Potable water (May-October, located across from the host campground site)
  • Primitive campground
  • Restrooms with vault toilets
  • Some sites have steel fire rings and picnic tables
  • Use season: May-beginning of November
Group Site Reservation:
There are 4 group site areas within Birch Creek Campground. The group site reservation fee is $35 per night and reservations must be made in advance through the Eastern Idaho Visitor Information Center (EIVIC). The EIVIC is located at 425 N. Capital, Idaho Falls, ID 83402 and the phone number is (208) 523-1012.

Group Reserve Site 1: This is a small site that can accommodate groups of 20-30 people. The site could accommodate approximately 4 trailers plus multiple vehicles. There is a steel fire ring and picnic table available at this site. The site is adjacent to a restroom facility.

Group Reserve Site 2: This is a small site that can accommodate groups of 30-40 people. The site could accommodate approximately 6 trailers plus multiple vehicles. There is a steel fire ring and picnic table available at the site. The site is adjacent to a restroom facility.

Group Reserve Site 3: This is a larger site for groups of 100 people or more, and can accommodate many trailers and vehicles. It is close to a restroom facility but not directly adjacent. There are no picnic tables or steel fire rings located at this site.

Group Reserve Site 4: This is a larger site for groups of 100 people or more, and can accommodate many trailers and vehicles. It is close to a portable toilet restroom, which can accommodate 10 people per 40 hour work week. If a large group would like to reserve this site, it is recommend visitors rent additional portable toilets or use their camper facilities. There are no picnic tables or steel fire rings located at this site. 

Vista from Birch Creek Campground

Birch Creek Canoeing