Hi: I'm looking at campgrounds around Stanley, Idaho for mid-September. We have a 30 foot motorhome. The ones that take reservations look to be booked solid but there are many that seem to be first come, first serve. I'd appreciate any suggestions/advice on finding a site in that area. Gary
I've always enjoyed upper Obrian campground when in the area. right on the river with great views and good fishing. It may look a little tight getting across the old railroad bridge over the Salmon but I make it with my 60 foot truck/trailer rig so you could probably do it. You'll find only a couple of sites in Obrian that would be large enough for your rig but that time of year doubt if they'll be taken.
Good luck / Skip
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I've always enjoyed upper Obrian campground when in the area.
Good luck / Skip
Thanks Skip, I'll check that out. I saw online that many of the campgrounds claim to close on Labor Day. I'm not sure if that means they lock the gates or if they're still open but without hosts. I've gone through this area in mid-summer in the past and couldn't find an available site so I'm nervous about just heading up there. But I would think in later Sept. it might be easier. Gary
We'll be there at that time, also. We'll be staying in a couple of the forest service campgrounds. We've done this previously and it's not a crowded time of year. Most places stop taking reservations after Labor Day but the campgrounds are still open. You might want to call directly to make sure depending on where you want to stay. Have a good trip!
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We are currently in Elk Mountain RV. The people are very nice here and the restaurant has great ribs and chicken. There are plenty of great Forest Service campgrounds in the area that you should be able to get into with your camper. Stanley Lake and Red Fish Lake are beautiful. We head for Red Fish today for a week.
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Any advice from those who have been up to Stanley on which route to take once we leave I-84? We will be coming from the west. It looks like either Highway 21 from Idaho City or up to Highway 21 from Ketchum. Time and distance on gps maps are the same. Up from Ketchum looks like a smoother road? I can't find the grade information or really otherwise gauge the route. Thanks!
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Highway 21 is twisty and steep from Idaho City to Stanley, but very scenic. The fastest way from I-84 is to take US 20 from Mountain Home to Highway 75, then 75 through Ketchum to Stanley. There is Galena Pass between Ketchum and Stanley, but the road is good and it's only a couple miles of twisty road.
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