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Big Springs - Caribou

Caribou-Targhee National Forest



Big Springs Campground is a multi-use campground located along the banks of Pebble Creek in Idaho, offering visitors fishing and easy trails to explore. There is a group site available as well as single and double sites with amenities such as tables, campfire rings and grills. Vault toilets, drinking water and firewood are also provided. Visitors can enjoy a relaxing day trip to nearby Lava Hot Springs, where they can enjoy the natural hot springs, Olympic-sized swimming pool, and two 9-hole disc golf courses.


Big Springs Campground is nestled along the banks of Pebble Creek at an elevation of 6,500 feet, just 16 miles from Lava Hot Springs, Idaho. Visitors enjoy fishing and exploring local trails.


Pebble Creek offers cutthroat and rainbow trout fishing. Big Springs Nature Trail begins in the site, offering an easy path along the creek.

The multi-use Boundary Trail, for hiking, biking, horseback and off-road vehicle riding, begins in the campground and accesses several additional local trails.


The campground contains one large group site that can accommodate up to 175 people with a shelter, tables, a campfire ring, grills and parking.

Several single and double sites are also available with tables, campfire rings and grills. Some sites have stairs between the parking spur and site pad. Single and double sites on the less shady Loop B have picnic shelters. Two equestrian sites are available with horse corrals and hitching racks.

Vault toilets and drinking water are provided. Firewood is available for purchase from the host. Security is provided by hosts and periodic county sheriff patrols.

Natural Features

A Douglas fir forest towers over Loop A, offering partial shade. Loop B is situated among a grove of aspens which provide limited shade. Sagebrush, grasses and summer wildflowers dot the landscape.


For facility specific information, please call (541) 351-1182.

Nearby Attractions

Lava Hot Springs is close enough for an exciting day trip. A natural hot springs soaking pool, Olympic-sized swimming pool, water slides and diving platforms provide fun for all ages. Two 9-hole disc golf courses are linked around the pool complex.

Tubing on the Portneuf River is also a very popular activity. Tube rentals are available at many locations in town.
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