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Sagehen Creek Campground
Sagehen Creek Boat Dock
Sagehen Dam Picnic Area/Overnight Use
Sagehen Creek Campground and boat dock is 45 miles north of Emmett, Idaho, on Sagehen Reservoir. Boats can be launched on the attached boat dock.
Sagehen Dam Picnic Area is 1.5 miles beyond Sagehen Creek Campground. Despite its name, the picnic area is managed as a campground and overnight use is allowed for a fee.
$16 per night at Sagehen Creek, $14 at Sagehen Dam
$5 per extra vehicle
$8 for day use at Sagehen Creek, $7 at Sagehen Dam
$6 per vehicle for boat dock use
Reservations: Some Sagehen Creek camp sites can be reserved at www.recreation.gov.
Directions: From Emmett, drive 12 miles north on Idaho State Road 52 and turn left onto the Sweet/Ola Road. Drive 17 miles north to Ola, where the pavement ends, then take National Forest Road 618 10 miles to National Forest Road 626. Take NF-626 seven miles to NF-614. Then take NF-614 one mile to Sagehen Dam Picnic Area. Sagehen Creek Campground is another 1.5 miles on NF-614.. Beyond Ola, the road is mostly gravel, and it can be driven in a passenger car during dry weather. See map below.
Amenities: Vault toilets. Water is available from hand pumps. No garbage service.
Open dates: One week before Memorial Day weekend to the second Sunday in October, weather permitting. Sagehen Dam Picnic Area will close a week after Labor Day.
Nearby: Fishing, hunting and hiking are available nearby. The Sagehen Creek Nature Trail begins at the campground.