East Fork Recreation Site


Nestled between the Upper Salmon River and the mouth of the East Fork of the Salmon River, the East Fork Recreation Site provides visitors with scenic recreational opportunities. The site is popular during the summer months and offers fishing, hunting, camping, nature viewing and picnicking.

This site contains 8 campsites and 3 walk-in tent sites with fire rings, picnic tables, dual vault toilet, and potable water. There is a seasonal campground host located at this site from May to September. This site typically has limited to no cell service. A primitive boat ramp is also available west of the site across the road. 

Nearby trailheads also provide backcountry hiking experiences, including Sheep Creek, Jimmy Smith Lake, Lower Boulder Creek, and Herd Creek trailheads. Jim McClure-Jerry Peak and White Clouds Wilderness Areas are also near this recreation site. 

Adventure is at Your Fingertips



Challis Field Office
721 East Main St Suite 8

Geographic Coordinates

44.266666, -114.327222


Approximately 19 miles southwest of Challis, Idaho and 4 miles north of Clayton, Idaho. Travel south from Challis on Highway 93 for 2 miles, turn right on Highway 75 and drive southwest approximately 17 miles. The site will be on your right at the confluence of the East Fork and main Salmon Rivers.


Campsites are first come, first served. Camping fee: $10. Stay limit: 14 days. 

Stay Limit

14 Day