Lower Penstemon Campground


Campground Type
Forest Service / BLM


Campground Details

Open: Seasonal
Number of Sites: 6

About: Lower Penstemon Campground is located near the Magic Mountain Ski Area. This is a picnic area and fee campground. Fee envelopes and a collection box are provided near the campground entrance.

The campground is composed of 5 individual units and 1 group unit that can accommodate 16 visitors. Sites are handicapped accessible. This area is accessible for a season that varies usually between June and September. Campground amenities include a baseball diamond, horseshoe pits, and handicapped accessible toilets. The campground is well suited for motor homes, trailers and tent camping. This area is popular in summer for trout fishing, hiking, and wildlife watching. There is a hiking trail at Elk Butte Spring that heads south to the Pike Mountain view point. Five cross-country ski trails that vary in length from 1.2 to 8.1 miles are located nearby. Three of these trails are groomed regularly. There are 55 miles of groomed snowmobile trails and another 350 miles of ungroomed marked routes. Magic Mountain Ski Resort boasts three lifts, accessing 14 runs. A large shelter and heated restrooms near the Diamondfield Jack parking area warm winter visitors.

Fees: See Forest Service website

Usage: Heavy

Water: Drinking Water

Restrooms: Vault Toilet

Closest Town: Hansen, ID

Directions: Lower Penstemon Campground is located 27 miles south of Hansen, ID. From Twin Falls, go east 8 miles on ID 50 and US 30. From there, go south 27 miles on Rock Creek Road (Country Road G-3/Forest Road 515).

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