Bear Valley Creek
Google Map: Poker Creek Meadows Campground
Our July outing will take place @ Bear Valley Creek, just West of Stanley, Idaho. Bear Valley Creek comes together with Marsh Creek to form the Middle Fork of the Salmon River. Bear Valley Creek is accessed by Forest Roads 579 and 582. You get there by turning off Highway 21 onto Road 579 just north of Banner Summit or by taking Forest Highway 22 east from Cascade. Forest Road 582 intersects Road 579 west of Bruce Meadows. The Bear Valley Creek trailhead is located near the Fir Creek camp-ground. The trail goes all the way to the Middle Fork, however it fords Bear Valley Creek five times.
We will be camping in the same spot as last year, the campground right next to Bear Valley Creek, the first bridge you come to on the meadow on road FR 568 after you have turned off of FR 579. This campground is listed as both Poker Creek Meadows Campground and Bruce Meadows Campground, I will put up some pie plates labeled BVFF to help with directions. Anglers can catch Cutthroat, Bull Trout, Brook Trout, and Whitefish in these waters, and it’s not uncommon to see Chinook Salmon or Steelhead moving upstream for their annual migrations from the ocean!
Any questions, contact Tom McKnight at 208-870-8900 or firstname.lastname@example.org