Easley Campground

 

Campground Type
Forest Service / BLM

Location:
Idaho

Campground Details

Open: Seasonal
Number of Sites: 10

About: Easley Campground is located along the beautiful Big Wood River at an elevation of 6,800 feet, conveniently close to Ketchum, Idaho only 14 miles south. Douglas firs, ponderosa pines, lodgepole pines, and aspens offer plentiful shade, colorful summer wildflowers are abundant, and willows dot the banks of the river. Temperatures are cool with an average summer high of 78 and a low of 40. This site is part of the Sawtooth National Recreation Area, where outdoor activities abound. Fly-fishing for rainbow, brown and brook trout is popular on the Big Wood River, as is float tubing. The 20-mile Harriman Trail passes through the campground, offering excellent hiking and biking. Numerous additional trails spur off the Harriman Trail leading to deep canyons, sparkling lakes, swimming holes, and more great high country fishing.

This campground provides water, vault toilets and garbage service, but no electricity. Roads and parking spurs are gravel. Each site has a picnic table and fire ring, and most sites have scenic views of the Boulder Mountains to the east.

Easley Hot Springs is less than 1/4 mile away and is accessed at the campground entrance. A swimming pool, hot tubs, hot showers are available here for a small fee, and a small store is located on site. The Sawtooth National Recreation Area Visitor Center is 6.5 miles from the campground, with a small museum, bookstore and area information. An RV dump station and potable water are located here as well. Sun Valley Resort is 11 miles away, with hiking, biking, guided horseback riding, and beautiful mountain scenery. Popular area events include Wagon Days in Ketchum in September, and in Stanley an hour away, an Arts & Crafts Fair in July, and Salmon Festival, Quilt Fair, and Firemen Ball in September.

Fees: See Forest Service website

Water: Yes

Restrooms: Vault Toilet

Closest Town: Ketchum, ID

Directions: From Ketchum, go 14 miles north on ID 75. Turn south at the signs for Easley Campground or Boulder View (1/2 mile farther on ID 75).
 

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