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Overview of Reunion Flat Campground

Reunion Flat Campground is located within the Caribou-Targhee National Forest, which is in the eastern part of Idaho, near the borders with Wyoming and Montana. This campground is nestled in the Teton Valley and offers visitors a beautiful natural setting with close access to hiking trails, fishing spots, and scenic drives.

Facilities and Accommodations

  • Campsites: The campground typically offers a number of single and group campsites suitable for tents and small trailers. Each site generally comes equipped with a picnic table and a fire ring.

  • Water Access: Potable water may be available but can vary depending on the time of season and maintenance. Always check current conditions before your trip.

  • Restrooms: Vault toilets are usually provided and are known for being well-maintained.

  • Group Sites: Reunion Flat is popular for family reunions and group gatherings due to its group sites that can accommodate a larger number of people.

Activities and Recreation

  • Hiking: The area is renowned for its hiking trails, with options for all skill levels, including access to the Teton Crest Trail.

  • Fishing: Nearby rivers and streams offer excellent opportunities for fly fishing.

  • Wildlife Viewing: The forest is home to an abundance of wildlife including moose, elk, deer, and a variety of bird species.

  • Mountain Biking: Numerous trails in the region also cater to mountain biking enthusiasts.

  • Horseback Riding: There are trails and facilities that are suitable for horseback riding.

Important Regulations

  • Food Storage: Due to bear activity in the area, proper food storage is crucial. This may include bear-proof containers or food lockers.

  • Campfire Restrictions: Campfires are typically allowed in designated rings but always check for any fire restrictions or bans during periods of high fire danger.

  • Pets: Pets are usually allowed but must be kept on leashes and under control at all times.

Access and Seasonality

  • Road Access: The roads leading to the campground are mostly gravel and can be rough. High clearance vehicles may be recommended.

  • Open Season: The campground is generally open from late spring through early fall, weather permitting. Exact dates can vary, so it's important to check ahead of time.

  • Weather Conditions: Even in the summer, temperatures can drop significantly at night. Campers should be prepared for a wide range of weather conditions.

Making Reservations

  • Reservation System: Sites can often be reserved in advance through a reservation system, like Recreation.gov or a similar service. Some sites may be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Fees: There are fees associated with camping at Reunion Flat, which vary based on the type of site and time of year.

Tips for Visitors

  • Be Prepared: Expect limited to no cell phone reception in the area. Bring adequate supplies, including maps and a first-aid kit.

  • Leave No Trace: Always adhere to Leave No Trace principles to help preserve the natural beauty of the campsite.

  • Check Local Resources: Before heading out, it's wise to contact the local ranger district for the most updated information regarding the campground status and conditions.

Contact Information

To get the latest updates and make reservations, you can usually contact the local Forest Service office responsible for the Caribou-Targhee National Forest or visit official Forest Service websites. The specific contact information may change over time, so it's best to search for the most current details prior to planning your trip.

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