Silver Creek Outing
208.968.2276 / 208.867.9676 [Cell]
PLEASE REGISTER ON BVFF WEBSITE NO LATER THAN JUNE 11 For:
The June BVFF outing will be at Silver Creek, near Sun Valley. The Wood River Basin received an enormous snow pack this year, and the Wood River will likely be running very high in June. Silver Creek (a spring creek) should be sheltered from raging runoff. The additional water should be good for the creek, which has suffered from low water in the past drought years.
The group will be camping at the Idaho Fish & Game campground at the Hayspur Fish Hatchery, just off highway 20—about 8 miles past the junction of Highway 20 and Highway 75 (North side). The camp ground is a large grass meadow with a few small trees (Beware: Russian Olive), and can accommodate tents, campers, or small trailers. There is water available, and a vault toilet. It is first come, first served for space, and no fee.
For those with RV’s desiring hook-up services, the store in Picabo runs/manages an RV site, located across the road from the store in Picabo.
17 RV sites w/ power and water $25/night
10% discount for Good Sam members
1 dump site
For reservations call 208.788.3536
There are also limited camping spots at Idaho Sportsman access points (Point of Rocks), East, and West.
Picabo Angler is located inside the Picabo store, and has a full line of fly fishing tackle. The store also serves food.
Picabo Angler has been an exhibitor at the Western Idaho FF Expo for several years now. Picabo Angler also has a live webcam of the creek outside their shop here.
Saturday June 17
5:00 Social hour at Hayspur Campground (no-host)
6:00 Potluck Dinner
Sunday June 18 [FATHER’S DAY]
Home in time to be with the kids.
Many will go over Thursday or Friday and stay through Sunday
Due to spring run-off, it is likely Silver Creek will have the most accessible fishing water. Hayspur camp ground is in relative close proximity to a number of access points on Silver Creek:
Floating Silver Creek in the Nature Conservancy area is a great way to fish the creek. However, be aware that Idaho Fish & Game regulations REQUIRE that you use a float tube-- one that places you down in the water. Pontoon style kick boats do not meet this requirement.