Brownlee Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"One reason may be that the Idaho Power campgrounds down in the canyon offer more amenities (utility hookups, for instance); Brownlee is a typical, relatively primitive, forest service campground. And the woodsy setting doesn’t match up with the austere feel of the canyon. But this campground still is one of the best in the region. The woods are thick and gorgeous, the canopy ample without being darkening. The road in is one- lane gravel but an easy drive for most any vehicle. The fast, burbling Brownlee Creek runs through the campground, next to a number of pads. A forest service guard station is located less than a mile from the campground on the entrance road, should help be needed. The site pads are nicely worn down.
Finally, the site is historic. Around 1900 the small mining community of Heath arose where the campground now is, and silver and copper were mined and smelted. What’s left of Heath today isn’t even a ghost town, but a few artifacts (including one wooden tool that was used in the mining-smelting process) still stand around the campground and are protected by the forest service."