Bear Creek Campground at Palisades - Camp, Hike, Horseback, and Mountain Bike near Irwin, Idaho
Irwin,Idaho
43.32730100933, -111.2152859907
7.0 miles SE of Irwin, Idaho
GPS: 43°19'38.3"N 111°12'55.0"W
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State: Idaho

Camp, Hike, Horseback, and Mountain Bike

Palisades Reservoir is ideal for water skiing in the summer and features many picnic spots and boat docks. The area forest service hosts nine campgrounds containing 181 family units. Boat launch ramps are located at convenient points along the reservoir at Blowout, Calamity, Indian Creek, Little Elk Creek, McCoy, and Upper Bear Creek. All have boat docks and campgrounds except Upper Bear Creek.

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Never modify trail features. Ride trails when they're dry enough that you won't leave ruts. Speak up when you see others on the trail and always yield to hikers, horses, and others coming uphill. Always ride on the established trail.

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Be courteous, informed, and prepared. Read trailhead guidelines, stay on the trail, and don’t feed the wildlife.

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  1. Plan Ahead and Prepare
  2. Travel & camp on durable surfaces
  3. Dispose of waste properly
  4. Leave what you find
  5. Minimize campfire impacts
  6. Respect wildlife
  7. Be considerate of other visitors

Directions

From Irwin, Idaho

  1. Head southeast toward Old Irwin Rd (161 ft)
  2. Turn left onto Old Irwin Rd (0.1 mi)
  3. Turn right onto US-26 E (7.2 mi)
  4. Turn right onto Bear Creek Rd
    Restricted usage road
    (0.9 mi)
  5. Slight left onto Forest Rd 241 (0.2 mi)
  6. Turn left to stay on Forest Rd 241 (92 ft)
  7. Turn right
    Destination will be on the right
    (26 ft)
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U.S. Highway 26 near the Idaho & Wyoming border and about 25 miles west of Jackson Hole Wyoming. 

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