Sawtooth National Forest

Learn about camping and boondocking in Sawtooth National Forest

Cougar Dispersed Camping Area, Ketchum, ID

Cougar Dispersed Camping Area, Ketchum, ID Sawtooth National Recreation Area (SNRA) covers a large area of land with hundreds of options for boondocking and developed camping. The most popular area to camp is along the North Fork of the Big Wood River, at a place the Forest Service has named, “Cougar Dispersed Camping Area”. Cougar starts where the North Fork Visitor Center is located, right at the intersection of SR-75 and and FR-146. When driving north from Ketchum, you’ll see a sign for “SNRA Headquarters”. If you keep going up FR-146, it turns into gravel. The road runs for about 5 miles ... Read more