Description

If you’re feeling idle take a trip into the wilds, and stay at Idlewild Campground on the North Fork of the Salmon River. Spacious and picturesque, the campsites have picnic tables, fire rings (fire permits needed in the summer), vault toilets, and water available. The only requirement: you must have a love for gett’n remote!
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
11 sites
Up to guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available

Activities

Offered near the campground.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Climbing
Snow sports
Swimming
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Idlewild Campground.

Cave
Forest
Lake
River, stream, or...
Swimming hole
Waterfall
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The vibe at Idlewild Campground

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Jesse R.
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July 11th, 2017

Isolated and underused this is ideal car camping. Non OHV and equipped with a fire ring and pit toilets with a new potable water system. There is also trash cans and an emergency phone. A few of the sites have an oldschool camping stove and firewood abounds all around. Pay with the drop envelopes with a max stay of 14 days. Nearest town is about 6 miles away (45 min drive). The PCT is about 2 miles behind camp with a fantastic trail and parking lot. Swimming is everywhere with a particularly nice spot hidden behind site#1.

Ideal car camping location. Not many people. 
Great trails nearby. TONS of swimming.
Hipcamper Kiva  B.
recommends this listing.
December 16th, 2018
Hipcamper Michael & Stephanie G.
recommends this listing.
December 4th, 2019
Hipcamper Amy D.
recommends this listing.
May 2nd, 2018
Hipcamper Jesse R.
recommends this listing.
July 11th, 2017
Park
Klamath National Forest
State
California
Country
United States
Phone Number
(530) 842-6131
Directions
View on Google Maps
Official Website
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Coordinates
41.332° N, 123.06° W
$10/night
Tent / RV / Trailer: 11 Sites
(Up to people per site)

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