Upper Penstemon Campground

 

Campground Type
Forest Service / BLM

Location:
Idaho

Campground Details

Open: Seasonal
Number of Sites: 9

About: Upper Penstemon Campground is located at the base of Magic Mountain Ski Area. This is a fee campground composed of 8 individual units and 1 group unit. This area is accessible for a season that varies usually between June and September.

Sites are handicapped accessible and 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. Winter sports are popular from December to March and 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 warms winter visitors.

Fees: See Forest Service website

Usage: Heavy

Water: Drinking Water

Restrooms: Vault Toilet

Closest Town: 27.2 miles south of Hansen, ID

Directions: Upper Penstemon Campground is located 27.2 miles south of Hansen, ID.
 

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