Edna Creek Campground is a small campground located 56 miles from Boise, Idaho. It features nine tent and RV-friendly campsites. The campground’s scenic location among a pine-filled forest and proximity to the Crooked River is what makes it a popular destination for summer weekend getaways with the whole family, including its four-legged members. The campground is easily accessible from State Highway 21, also known as the Ponderosa Pine Scenic Byway, and can accommodate bigger rigs up to 40 feet in length.
The campground is nestled away in a ponderosa-pine forest, surrounded by tons of wildflowers during the summer and nearby a trout-filled river. It is the perfect place for relaxing, fishing, picnicking and hiking the breathtaking trails with mountain views. All the campsites are partially shaded, spacious, and can accommodate up to six people per site, with enough greenery in between them to offer campers some much-appreciated privacy and peace. The campsite fees start at $15 per night.
Water spigots and vault toilets are available at the campground. The first-come-first-served campground also features picnic tables, fire rings, benches, and BBQ grills. Plus, there are garbage services too, which explains why this campground is so clean despite its popularity. Although quiet during the day, some noise from the nearby highway can be heard at night. Despite some minor traffic buzz, the Edna Creek campground is a great place to relax and unplug from the city life, especially since there is little to no cell reception at the location.
Both the Crooked River and the Edna Creek are stocked with rainbow, cutthroat and brook trout. This not only attracts fishing enthusiasts but also bears. Please stay alert, keep your canine on a leash at all times during your stay, and make sure to use the designated trash receptacles, including the bearproof garbage cans. For those who prefer hiking, make sure to check out the six-mile Whoop-um-up National Recreational Trailhead.