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Sheep Trail Campground is located in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area in central Idaho with beautiful views of the Sawtooth Mountain Range. It offers one group site with four smaller sites, vault toilets and paved roads with plenty of hiking, biking and wildlife watching opportunities. It also provides access to numerous nearby lakes and streams, as well as popular events throughout the year.


Sheep Trail Campground is located at an elevation of 6,670 feet in a beautiful valley at the foot of the Sawtooth Mountain Range in central Idaho.


Sheep Trail is situated in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area. A myriad of excellent hiking and biking opportunities are available, with an estimated 750 miles of trails crisscrossing the valley and surrounding mountains, including the nearby Idaho Centennial Trail.

Expansive and scenic Elk Meadow is near the campground, providing a great location for bird and wildlife watching.


This small campground offers one group site that consists of four smaller sites. If the group site is not reserved, the individual sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Vault toilets area provided. The road to the site and the parking spur within are paved.

Natural Features

Summer wildflowers are plentiful and a mixed stand of pines provides partial shade. A small creek runs next to the campground. Temperatures are cool, with an average summer high of 78 degrees and a low of 40 degrees.

Nearby Attractions

Numerous sparkling lakes and streams, including the Salmon River, dot the area, making for great rainbow and native Westslope cutthroat trout fishing. Stanley and Redfish Lakes are nearby, offering excellent boating, water skiing, canoeing, kayaking and fishing.

Popular area events include an Arts and Crafts Fair in July, and Wagon Days, Salmon Festival, Quilt Fair and Fireman's Ball in September.
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Campground Matrix

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Nearby Campgrounds Distance Notification Rate
Elk Creek (Sawtooth Nf)
Sawtooth National Forest
1.7mi 72%
Trap Creek
Sawtooth National Forest
1.8mi 75%
Stanley Lake
Sawtooth National Forest
4.0mi 81%
Cape Horn Winter Rental
Salmon-Challis National Forest
Iron Creek (Id)
Sawtooth National Forest
7.8mi 64%
Bull Trout
Boise National Forest
9.9mi 89%
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