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
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.

Horseback riding
Snow sports
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Idlewild Campground.

River, stream, or...
Swimming hole
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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.
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December 4th, 2019
Hipcamper Amy D.
recommends this listing.
May 2nd, 2018
Hipcamper Jesse R.
recommends this listing.
July 11th, 2017
Klamath National Forest
United States
Phone Number
(530) 842-6131
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41.332° N, 123.06° W
Tent / RV / Trailer: 11 Sites
(Up to people per site)

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