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Jerry Johnson Campground, Idaho
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Description: May,2013:Campground is closed for the 2013 season. Call the ranger district for updates. 3040-foot elevation. 15 sunny campsites and a group tent site are across the road from the Lochsa River. The Lochsa River is popular in the spring(April thru June) for whitewater sports. Closest put-in for river sports is at White Pine, a few miles west on Hwy 12. The Jerry Johnson trail, from the campground, goes north a couple of miles to Jerry Johnson peak. This hiking trail was used by Native Americans for fishing trips to Lochsa River. A trail just east of the campground heads south past Jerry Johnson hot springs into the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness. Fishing for chinook salmon, steelhead, cutthroat and bull trout and mountain whitefish - catch and release rules apply to some of these species.

Location: From Lolo, MT, go 56 miles southwest on US 12.

Address: Powell Office - Lochsa Ranger District
Clearwater National Forest
192 Powell Road
Lolo, MT  59847
Phone: (208)942-3113

Season: May - September

Fee: yes

Reservations: NO
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Notes: No mountain bikes or ATVs permitted in the wilderness, just your feet or your horse`s. Jerry Johnson Hot Springs hovers around 118 degrees Farenheit/ 48 degrees Celsius. USGS quad: Tom Beal Peak.More information on Jerry Johnson Hot Springs. No RV length restrictions.
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