Redpoint Campground
Guide

Introduction

Looking for a great new place to explore? Consider a visit to Idaho's Redpoint Campground. It's a wonderful place for an RV getaway.

Redpoint Campground is found in Preston, Idaho, and is a property under the oversight of the Bureau of Land Management. This camping facility rests along the banks of the Bear River and offers families incredible views of the water and surrounding hilly terrain.

Wildlife is abundant in this region, making it an excellent place to do some photography. Other popular activities here including fishing, canoeing, and kayaking. Motorized boats are not permitted in Bear River.

There are several campsites available on a first-come, first-served basis at Redpoint Campground. Though camping here is more primitive in nature, each campsite is well furnished, offering families the use of a picnic table and a fire pit.

Quite near to the campground is the Oneida Narrows Dam, a popular place for families looking to do some canoeing. When the water levels run high, whitewater rafting is also a beloved activity here.

For a wonderful vacation in the heart of the Idaho countryside, you won't want to miss out on a visit to Redpoint Campground. It's a fantastic place for your next RV holiday!

RV Rentals in Redpoint Campground

Transportation

Driving

To reach Redpoint Campground, travelers can proceed from Preston onto ID 34, continuing until they reach ID 36. This highway leads onto Oneida Narrows Road which then proceeds past Bear River directly to the campground. The vast majority of this route cuts through regions of mountainous terrain, offering breathtaking views that are worthy of stopping and taking a few photos along the way.
The main highways leading to this camping facility are paved and comprised of two lanes. Each is kept in good condition. Oneida Rivers Road narrows down and is lined with dirt and gravel. This section of the journey winds along country roads through lightly forested regions.

Though a four-wheel-drive vehicle is not necessary, Oneida Rivers Road can become muddy during bouts of heavy rain. Travelers should exercise caution when traveling through this section of the route during wet weather.

Parking

There is ample parking in the provided lot at the entrance to Redpoint Campground. The parking area is not paved but is well maintained and can easily accommodate several cars, RVs, and trailers.

Public Transportation

There is no public transportation available to Redpoint Campground due to its remote location.

Campgrounds and parking in Redpoint Campground

Campsites in Redpoint Campground

Reservations camping

Albert Moser Campground

Albert Moser Campground is open for RV and tent camping from May through September each year. Reservations are required.

This campground sits at a relatively high elevation, reaching a pinnacle of 6,000 feet. The most popular attractions here are trout fishing and hiking.

There are nine campsites in total, six suited to single-family camping and three for groups. Each site has its own picnic table and fire pit. Some of the campsites are also equipped with barbecues.

There are vault toilets on the grounds, and drinking water is easily accessible.

Dogs are permitted on the grounds but must be leashed.

Willow Flat Campground

Willow Flat Campground offers RV and tent camping between May and September each year. Reservations are required.

A fairly large camping facility, Willow Flat Campground has six sites which are suited to group camping for parties as large as 100 people in total. There are also several sites on the premises that are better suited to single-family camping.

There are some campsites that can only be accessed on foot , and thus, are only suited to tenting. Among the on-site amenities are vault toilets and drinking water.

The property is home to an amphitheater and is near to a river where many families enjoy fishing, swimming, and other water sports.

Dogs are welcome at Willow Flat Campground but must be leashed.

First-come first-served

Redpoint Campground

Redpoint Campground is a Bureau of Land Management camping facility. The campground sits along the banks of Bear River, offering incredible views for RV and tent campers to enjoy. This camping facility is open from May through September yearly and offers campsites on a first-come, first-served basis.

There are ten campsites in total at this campground. The-on-site amenities include vault toilets, picnic tables, and fire pits. There is a children's playground on the premises as well.

Dogs may join their owners at their campsite but must remain leashed at all times.

There are no trash receptacles on the ground. Campers must take all waste materials with them when they leave.

Seasonal activities in Redpoint Campground

In-Season

Bear River Massacre Site

Bear River Massacre Site is well worth a visit for students of history. The massacre occurred on January 29th, 1863. It is believed that greater than 250 Native Americans were brutally slaughtered by Colonel Patrick Connor and his army.

In 1990, this property was declared a National Historic Landmark. One of the most heartbreaking events in American history, this particular site is one of two places to visit during a trip to this locale. One of the massacre grounds is located towards the valley with the second one at the top of the hill found to the north of the property.

Be prepared to do some hiking on this trip.

Swimming and Water Sports

Bear River is a beloved spot for families that enjoy outdoor recreational activities. Water sports are the name of the game here. When the water levels are low, the river is primed for such things as swimming, canoeing, or kayaking. As the waters begin to rise, rapids form, and whitewater rafters can hit the waves in search of adventure.

It is important to note that motorized watercraft are not permitted in Bear River at any time.

Fishing is also a popular activity here year-round.

Picnicking

Redpoint Campground offers several locations that are the perfect place for enjoying a picnic lunch. Families can choose from one of the picnic areas that is complete with several tables and a pavilion for shade or can lay out a blanket in the sand by the river from which to recline and enjoy their feast.

Since there are no on-site concession stands at Redpoint Campground, families will need to bring a packed lunch and drinking water with them.

A camera is also an excellent idea as this property is extremely picturesque.

Off-Season

Fishing

Fishing aficionados will not want to miss out on an opportunity to spend a day angling on Bear River. Spring, summer, winter, or fall, the fishing is fine at Redpoint Campground. Fishermen can cast a line directly from the shore or head out in their canoe for a day of angling fun.

The waters at Bear River teem with such fish species as rainbow trout and brown trout.

Consult with the local municipal office to see if a fishing license is required for angling in Idaho waters.

Hiking

Redpoint Campground is situated on a large amount of property that is ideal for doing some hiking. The terrain features gently rolling hills and lightly forested areas, making it well-suited to moderate activity levels.
There are several marked paths of varying lengths found on the grounds. For a less vigorous walk, families can take a stroll along the banks of the Bear River, an incredibly scenic part of this recreational area.

Bring along lots of drinking water for this expedition.

Photography

With such an incredibly picturesque backdrop to enjoy at Redpoint Campground, it is the perfect place for doing some photography. There is a wide variety of wildlife that makes this region its home including such creatures as bald eagles, deer, foxes, rabbits, and on occasion, coyotes.

The vegetation is both verdant and lush on the grounds, offering brilliantly-hued wildflower cover in season and dense tree growth.

The river itself provides a stunning landscape against which to snap family photos to take home as a reminder of a wonderful vacation in the Idaho countryside.

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