Description

Just you, your tent, and Mother Nature! There is a single campsite at the scenic Herd Lake Campsite and Overlook, so I hope you like privacy and silence. The campsite is just below the lake, and the nearby outlook offers awesome views of the East Fork of the Salmon River. The river is popular with anglers, and there are great hiking trails in the area.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans
1 site
Up to guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Picnic table available
RV details
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Access type unknown, max length unknown
Surface type unknown, levelness unknown
No hookups

Activities

Offered near the campground.

Biking
Boating
Hiking
Horseback riding
Climbing

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Herd Lake Campsite & Overlook.

Beach
River, stream or ...
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October 3rd, 2017

We stayed at Herd Lake for the 2017 eclipse. The single campsite below the overlook was full, but the local BLM rangers told us it was fine to camp at the overlook which has it's own pit toilet. What a beautiful spot! Herd lake is about as secluded as you could want, and sits right on the edge of the Jim McClure Wilderness. There are trails from the overlook that run around the edge of the lake and up the surrounding peaks. We woke up every morning to the beauty of the Idaho high desert and spent the days exploring the wilderness before watching a breathtaking sunset every night! The eclipse was phenomenal and, Herd Lake was a wonderful place to stay!

Perfect spot for the 2017 eclipse!Beautiful sunsets from the overlook!The campsite was full, but we set up camp at the overlook with the blessing of the BLM rangers. Herd lake sits just below the overlook with a trail running around the edge.
Park
Challis Field Office
State
Idaho
Phone Number
208-879-6200
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
44.092° N, 114.175° W
Unknown price
Tent / Van: 1 Site
(Up to people per site)
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