3 Parks near Ketchum, Idaho
Jun 2015 - $7.00
We stopped at the Sawtooth NRA visitor's center and the volunteer recommended this campground. It is small, private and located relatively close to the great town of Ketchum. The sites have beautiful views of the valley and surrounding mountains. Sites are large, shaded and very private. Level gravel pads with a fire ring and picnic table. Verizon service good. Sites can handle most rigs probably up to 35 feet. The campground is up the gravel road about 2 miles from Route 75. Very dusty and a bit rough. We stayed 5 days over a weekend and campground never filled up. Very quiet. We toured area and looked at other places and found this one to be the best. Host and volunteer at the visitor's center were a great help as we had some battery charging issues and let me borrow a charger. Dump station on the way to the campground. - travlinphoolz
Aug 2015 - $40.00
Great location. Wonderful views of the Sawtooth Mtns. Impeccably-clean restrooms & laundry facility. Nice to park on blacktop so leveling is easy, but as stated, the little grass strips between the sights are very small. WiFi is excellent, as is Verizon service. Campground hostess is very nice. Three miles to Ketchum; you can bike on trails into town and all around here. If the park is full you may feel a bit cramped, but we had an end spot and are only 30' so we had no complaints. Even if we were in the middle of the rows with close-by neighbors, the positives of this place far outweigh the tight spots. We have decided we will come back next year and spend at least a week for all there is to see and do and enjoy around here. - Jolly Out There
Aug 2015 - $42.00
The park grounds are very clean and well-kept, and they certainly enforce the rules about "no dogs in the center row". The wifi here was excellent for me, although my husband didn't have as good luck as I did with my devices. There is no cable TV, but since our site had no trees we got excellent Dish reception.
The positives for this park: they're close to Ketchum and Sun Valley and Sawtooth National Recreational Area (SNRA), and the bike path to Ketchum and Hailey can be accessed just down the (residential) side street. The sites are asphalt with grass strips so there is no dust to contend with.
The negatives for this park: the sites are extremely narrow. We literally could not put out our awning because our neighbor had got his out first before we arrived. We also saw someone in a large class A attempt to park next to us, fail, and drive away (presumably to camp somewhere else). The park is also located right on Hwy 75, the main corridor into town, so traffic is streaming by at all hours.
All in all, since they're pretty much the only game in town unless you go up to SNRA and camp in the facility-less national forest campgrounds, we've been satisfied and will camp here again if we come this way again. - Idaho RV'er
Jul 2015 - $45.00
Unless you are in the center row any size RV is hard to park or pull out of. Spaces are small and almost didn't fit my small RV and truck. Staff was nice and it was quiet. Overprices for the small site. Site was not level. - YellowstoneBison
Jul 2012 - $12.00
The only reason this campground might not score higher, is that there is some road noise if one is closest to the highway. However, most of the sites are farther away and very private, wooded, and on paved sites. (All roads are paved.) A great spot for dry camping and for fly fishing the Big Wood. Had a nice Idaho trout meal! - Oregon ToTo
Jul 2010 - $12.00
Hate to be contrary but I wouldn't give this CG a 9 or 10 as some have. Don't misunderstand: it's pretty darn nice and the area is gorgeous. But, to me, a 9-star needs to be close to idyllic. The biggest negative about Wood River CG, was the almost constant road noise. Because the sites are all very close to the highway, there is A LOT of car, truck and motorcycle rumble which subsides late at night, but never stops completely. That said, the spots are wide, the trees tall and dense, the firewood plentiful and the river roaring. But few spots are on the river itself, most are a ways from it. There is only one pull-through site and it's reserved for double camping (two parties.) There are several other USGS campgrounds in the general vicinity ( 25 miles) and next time we'll check out some that are a little further off the highway. It can make quite a difference. - Bill&Kath
Aug 2008 - $5.00
Wood River Campground is probably the nicest campground North of Ketchum. Road & aprons are paved keeping the area free of dust. Bathrooms are vault toilets but the building looks new and it’s well maintained. Campground roads are wide enough & the trees along side the road are limbed up high enough to make maneuvering the loop easy. The aprons are approx. 12X43 and many sites are big rig friendly. We had site #16 and it received sun most of the day. It’s a huge site with lots of trees to sit under. We couldn’t get a Sat. signal with our dome satellite but the portable dish worked fine. We set it up between the trees near the front of the site and the bathroom that was next to us. Water faucets are located around the loop having 8 threaded faucets but you will need a faucet key to turn them on, they’ve removed the handles. If you have a Water Thief (found at Camping World) that will work too. You’ll have to have someone hold the water faucet handle in the on position. This campground has garbage service and the bear proof dumpster is located near the entrance/exit of the campground. There’s a dump station over at the Visitors Center located about 2 miles south on the east side of the hwy and in about 1/4 mi. on a dirt/gravel rd. (The road is paved up to the Visitors Center) It also has drinking water so you can fill up your tank. The Harriman Trail runs along the back loop of the Campground and we saw people using it as a bike and hiking trail. Ketchum is a year round resort so there is lots to do there. Plenty of restaurants and shops to browse and quite a few outfitters in the area. You’ll see lots of pull outs for day use areas and for fishing the river. There’s a small market in Ketchum called Atkinson’s, between 4th & 5th St. on the east side of Hwy. 75 up about a block. It’s very busy, very crowded and has very high prices. If you’re coming in from the south of Ketchem there’s an Albertson’s in Hailey which has everything including a gas station. It’s on the north side of town. No mosquitoes while we were there, not sure what it was like with the sites that are closer to the Wood River. There is some road noise during the day but at night it was very quiet. There are no showers in this campground. There is a facility to the north, Easley Campground and Hot Springs with showers and a pool for a fee. I would have given this campground a 10 if they hadn’t removed the water faucet handles. We would stay here again if in the area. - jannie5