RV Parks in Katcham, Idaho

RV Parks in Katcham, Idaho
Ketchum, Idaho is known for its mountain setting, skiing and fishing. Fly fishing the lakes and rivers of the region yield brook and rainbow trout. The ski resorts of Sun Valley are within 45 minutes of Ketchum, making it a popular downhill ski destination. Hiking trails surround the community and there is a thriving mountain bike scene around Ketchum. There are a few options for RV camping in and around Ketchum.

Smiley Creek Lodge

The Smiley Creek Lodge offers an RV camping park as well as a lodge and restaurant. The RV park has sites for RVs that come with the standard water, sewer, electric and cable TV connections. There is Wi-Fi at the campground as well, letting you connect to the Internet from your rig. Pets are allowed. There are shower houses for you to wash the day's dust and dirt before you settle in for the evening. Barbecue grills and fire rings are found at RV camp sites.

Smiley Creek Lodge

16546 Highway 75

Ketchum, ID 83340



Sawtooth National Forest: Murdock Campground

Park your RV at one of the 10 sites at the Murdock Campground, part of the Sawtooth National Forest and just 20 minutes from downtown Ketchum. There are no connections or hookups, but there is lots of hiking, biking and peace and quiet. Dogs are allowed in the national forest but must be kept on a leash on trails and in the campground. Bears are seen in the region so care must be taken with any food and items with an aroma such as toiletries. Check with rangers for current fire restrictions.

Sawtooth National Forest

206 Sun Valley Road

Ketchum, ID 83340



Wood River Campground

The Wood River Campground is part of the Sawtooth National Forest and is managed out of the Stanley Idaho office. The campground has sites for RV camping and parking, but do not include hookups. There are vault and pit toilets, and fresh water for cooking or drinking. Pets are allowed but need to be leashed when on trails or in the campground. Hiking trails, mountain biking and river rafting opportunities are found out of the campground, or within a 30-minute drive.

Stanley Ranger Station

HC 64, Box 9900

Stanley, ID 83278



Article Written By Eric Cedric

A former Alaskan of 20 years, Eric Cedric now resides in California. He's published in "Outside" and "Backpacker" and has written a book on life in small-town Alaska, "North by Southeast." Cedric was a professional mountain guide and backcountry expedition leader for 18 years. He worked in Russia, Iceland, Greece, Turkey and Belize. Cedric attended Syracuse University and is a private pilot.

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