Big Hole Dispersed Campsites - Camp near Ririe, Idaho
Ririe, ID, USA,Ririe,Idaho
43.67298993625746, -111.6063995089633
8.8 miles E of Ririe, Idaho
Address: Ririe, ID, USA
GPS: 43°40'22.8"N 111°36'23.0"W
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State: Idaho


A dispersed campsite is simply an unestablished and unmaintained area where people camp. Often, this means that there is a campfire or other basic campsite feature to identify the site and that's it. There's usually no bathrooms, trash services, or other amenities. You're usually lucky if you get a crude fire ring or a table. This is where the principles of Leave No Trace become really important. It's especially important that everything you pack in gets packed out. Use the fire rings that are already there and either bury your human waste or pack it out with you. We are extremely fortunate to be able to just drive up in the mountains and camp just about wherever we like. Let's take care of our forest so we can continue to do so.

This list of dispersed campsites in the Big Hole mountains above Kelly Canyon is far from comprehensive but almost all of the campsites found here have a fire ring of some kind. Of course, everything is first come, first serve and there's no way to reserve a site. For the most part, if you just drive down these roads during daylight hours, you'll find places you can camp. If you're looking for a little more established campsites, consider one of these Big Hole campgrounds:

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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


From Ririe, Idaho

  1. Head east on Smith St toward 1st E St (0.3 mi)
  2. Continue onto Archer Rd (5.8 mi)
  3. Slight right onto S 600 E (453 ft)
  4. Turn right at the 1st cross street onto E 7800 S (1.1 mi)
  5. Continue onto S 1600 E (0.2 mi)
  6. Keep left to continue on E 8000 S (2.6 mi)
  7. Continue onto Lyons Creek Rd (2.2 mi)
  8. Turn right (3.0 mi)
  9. Slight right (1.1 mi)
  10. Slight left
    Destination will be on the left
    (0.3 mi)
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