Grandjean Campground

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The Grandjean Campground is at the foot of the Sawtooths on the Lowman side of the wilderness area. It is the backdoor to the Sawtooths.

The campground is near the South Fork of the Payette River for fishing; it is also near Sawtooth Lodge, where you can get a really great burger. Sacajawea Hot Springs is nearby.

How to get there: Take Idaho 21 northeast out of Boise to Lowman. Continue east on Idaho 21 about 20 miles to the Grandjean turnoff. Drive seven miles in to the campground. It should take about two and a half hours.

Activities: Fishing and soaking up the warmth of the hot springs.

The campground is a trailhead for backpackers and horsepackers headed into the Sawtooths. You will find the main trails into the Sawtooth alpine lakes or up the South Fork of the Payette River.

Amenities: It's a typical Forest Service campground, with an outhouse, drinking water, fire pits and picnic tables.

Nearest place to get supplies: Snacks and food are available at Sawtooth Lodge. Some supplies are available in Lowman and Garden Valley, but you should have most of your supplies before leaving the Boise area.

Fees/reservations: $10 a night. No reservations.

Information: Stanley Ranger Station, (208) 774-3000.