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Blackfoot River Crossing at Trail Creek Road Idaho

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Submitted By: PurdueGuy on 23 Apr 2008
Latitude: 43.132466
Longitude: -111.912832

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This is near the edge of the Fort Hall reservation, probably best to have a map that will tell you whose land you are on if you leave the campsite or take an alternate route to reach the campsite.

From highway 91 (Yellowstone Highway) between Blackfoot and Firth, take Wolverine Rd (East 600 North) to the east. You will climb into a farmed plateau, then continue into the foothills and parallel the Blackfoot River (beautiful little canyon). After a tight bend in the road, take a right onto Blackfoot River Road (begin gravel roads, you have traveled about 10.5 miles from the highway).

You will wind along about 14 miles generally following the Blackfoot river and take a right on Trail Creek Rd. The campsite is at the bottom of the hill, which is steep and usually very rough.

Don't bring a "pretty" car on this trip. A car can probably make it if the roads aren't muddy or snowy, but the gravel and rough final hill may take some chips out of the paint.



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Beautiful hills & river make this a scenic and remote camp site. This is an official campground (I assume set up by BLM?) It is free camping with no on-site management, and probably nothing more than a few odd cabins for 15-20 miles, well into the hills/mountains. A bulletin board posts the few basic rules (if I remember correctly, basically no fireworks and take your trash with you.) There are fire pits at several sites near each other. Does not appear to be a heavily used camp.

The site sits along the Blackfoot river, which is good for fishing and kayaking/canoeing.

Caution for boaters, my understanding is that the upstream section of the Blackfoot river is class 2, but downstream is a debated higher class and a few experienced kayakers have been killed. Know what you're doing if you boat, especially downstream of the site. There are sites online with more information specific to boating.



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