Sawtooth National Recreation Area, Sawtooth National Forest

Learn about camping and boondocking in Sawtooth National Recreation Area of Idaho.

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