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East Fork Recreation Site

Latitude/Longitude:
44.26666667, -114.3272222
Directions:

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.

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East Fork Recreation Site

Nestled between the main Salmon River and the mouth of the East Fork of the Salmon River, the East Fork Recreation Site encompasses a 20-mile segment of the East Fork Salmon River. The site is popular during the summer months and offers fishing, hunting, camping, nature viewing and hiking along four nearby trailheads (Sheep Creek, Jimmy Smith Lake Trailhead, Herd Creek and Little Boulder Creek Trailhead). This is one of a number of sites on the Upper Salmon River. The headwaters of the Salmon River are in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area. BLM recreation sites along this stretch start at the East Fork confluence, followed downstream by Deadman Hole, Bayhorse Campground, Challis Bridge, and Cottonwood Campground.