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Overview of Burgdorf Campground

Burgdorf Campground is a camping facility situated in the Payette National Forest in Idaho. This forest spans over 2.3 million acres and provides a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities, including camping, hiking, fishing, and mountain biking. The campground offers visitors a chance to enjoy the natural beauty of the area and its abundant wildlife.

Location and Access

Burgdorf Campground is located in the northern part of the Payette National Forest, which is in west-central Idaho. To access the campground, visitors typically travel north from McCall, Idaho, on Warren Wagon Road. The last part of the journey may be on gravel roads, so it is advisable to check road conditions prior to traveling, especially if driving an RV or pulling a trailer.

Facilities and Amenities

The campground typically provides basic facilities that include:

  • Camping spots for tents and small trailers.
  • Picnic tables and fire rings at each campsite.
  • Drinking water from hand pumps or a centralized source.
  • Vault toilets that are well maintained.
  • No electrical hookups, water or sewer hookups for RVs.

It is important to check with the Payette National Forest for the most current information, as services and facilities may vary depending on the season and maintenance schedules.


Visitors to Burgdorf Campground can enjoy a variety of outdoor activities:

  • Hiking: Numerous trails in the surrounding area cater to different skill levels.
  • Fishing: Streams and lakes in Payette National Forest are popular for trout fishing.
  • Wildlife Viewing: The forest is home to diverse wildlife, including elk, deer, and various bird species.
  • Mountain Biking: Many trails are available for mountain biking.
  • Hot Springs: Burgdorf Hot Springs is a short drive away, providing a unique and relaxing experience. Note that the hot springs are managed separately from the campground.

Reservations and Fees

Some campgrounds in Payette National Forest, including Burgdorf Campground, may operate on a first-come, first-served basis, while others accept reservations. Fees for camping vary depending on the site and services offered. For the most accurate information and to make reservations, visitors should check the USDA Forest Service website or a recognized reservation service that works with national forest campgrounds.

Season and Weather Considerations

The camping season at Burgdorf Campground may be limited due to weather conditions, typically running from late spring to early fall. Snow and cold temperatures can extend far into spring and arrive early in the fall, so campers should be prepared for a range of weather conditions and check local forecasts.

Leave No Trace and Safety

It is crucial for visitors to adhere to Leave No Trace principles to preserve the natural environment. Pack out what you pack in, dispose of waste properly, and respect wildlife and other campers. Always be prepared for emergencies by having a first aid kit, adequate clothing, food, and water. Be bear-aware and store food appropriately, as bears may be active in the area.

Contact Information

For the latest updates and detailed information, it is a good idea to contact the Payette National Forest office directly or visit their website prior to planning your trip to Burgdorf Campground.

Remember, conditions and services can change due to weather, seasonal closures, or forest service resource allocations, so verifying current information is essential for a successful camping trip.

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