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Wilderness Gateway Campground, Idaho
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Description: 2100 foot elevation. 64 campsites 1 group campsite(holds 208 people), a group picnic shelter(holds 200 people) and a playground are on the Lochsa River. One campground loop(D) is reserved exclusively for campers with horses and other stock. It has hitching rails, stock water, stock loading ramp and feeders. There is one trail outfitter at the campground. The campground is often visited by moose and other wildlife.

The Lochsa River is popular in the spring(April thru June) for whitewater sports. There are a number of river accesses near the campground along US 12. Fishing for chinook salmon, steelhead, cutthroat and bull trout and mountain whitefish. Catch and release rules apply to some of these species; please check current regulations. Hiking or horseback riding on Boulder Creek Trail, Lochsa River Access Trail, Downriver Trail Scenic Overlook and Lochsa Park Trail. The Boulder Creek Trail leads to the Stanley Hot Springs, and most trails access the Bitterroot-Selway Wilderness.Historic Visitor Center is 1 mile away. Scenic driving on Hwy 12(Lewis and Clark Hwy).


Location: From Lowell, ID, take US 12 east 25 miles to campground sign.
NOTE: Campground sign is set back from road and easy to miss.   Latitude: 46.34   Longitude: -115.30667


Address: Lochsa Ranger District
Clearwater National Forest
502 Lowery
Kooskia, ID  83539
Phone: (208)926-4274

Season: mid May - late October

Fee: $8/single; up to $200/night-group rates

Reservations: tel: 1-877-444-6777  |  link: www.recreation.gov
Activities
Blue Box indicates availability  White Box indicates unavailability
 Biking  Fishing  Picnicking
 Boating (Motorized)  Hiking/Backpacking  Scenic Driving
 Boating (Non-motorized)  Horseback Riding  
 Boating (WW)  Hunting  Water Sports
 Camping    Wildlife Viewing
 Caving  Off Highway Vehicles  Winter Sports
 Climbing    

Services and Facilities
Blue Box indicates availability  White Box indicates unavailability  An A for Accessible indicates the service or facility is accessible to people with disabilities
 Visitor Center  Group Campgnd  RV Sites
  Exhibits  Campgnd, Primitive  Electric Hookup
 Interpretive Programs  Drinking Water  Dump Station
 Cultural-Historic Sites  Restrooms  Boat Ramp
 Campgnd, Developed  Showers  Marina
 Rental Cabins

Notes: 50ft maximum vehicle length. Group picnicking shelter fee is $10/day.
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