Bear River Area

Malad City, Idaho

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Almost all of Idaho lies within the Snake River Basin; the only areas that do not are the Panhandle in the far north and the southeast corner of the state, which is in within the Bear River system. (The Bear also runs through Wyoming and Utah.) This almost reflects society in this area, since the people who live in Preston and Franklin and the related communities in Idaho look more often to Utah as their social base. The small city of Franklin, Idaho’s oldest continuously settled town, actually was settled under the impression it was located in Utah, not Idaho. The Bear River twists and turns through this country, and much of it is not the desert of surrounding regions but a well-watered series of low hills and valleys. Wildlife is plentiful through much of this area. The campgrounds in this eTrail include: Hawkins Reservoir, Summit, Curlew, Dry Canyon, Redpoint, Maple Grove, Albert Moser, and Willow Flat.
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Camping Idaho

by Randy Stapilus (Falcon Guides)

Almost all of Idaho lies within the Snake River Basin; the only areas that do not are the Panhandle in the far north and the southeast corner of the state, which is in within the Bear River system. (The Bear also runs through Wyoming and Utah.) This almost reflects society in this area, since the people who live in Preston and Franklin and the related communities in Idaho look more often to Utah as their social base. The small city of Franklin, Idaho’s oldest continuously settled town, actually was settled under the impression it was located in Utah, not Idaho.

The Bear River twists and turns through this country, and much of it is not the desert of surrounding regions but a well-watered series of low hills and valleys. Wildlife is plentiful through much of this area. The campgrounds in this eTrail include: Hawkins Reservoir, Summit, Curlew, Dry Canyon, Redpoint, Maple Grove, Albert Moser, and Willow Flat.

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Activity Type: Campgrounds, Fishing, Hiking
Nearby City: Malad City
Campsites: 8 separate campgrounds
Season & Limits: Some year-round, most spring thru fall
Local Contacts: Caribou National Forest, Curlew National Grassland
Topo Map: Bear River Area Topographic Map
Guide Book: Camping Idaho Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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