Activities Galore, History, White Water Rafting & More in Idaho

Waggonhammer RV Park

The following was provided by our friends Abner and Shirley at Wagonhammer RV park.

Wagonhammer RV Park, situated between the Bitterroot Range and the Salmon River Mountains on the Salmon River, is a true destination park located on scenic Highway 93 North in North Fork, Idaho. The Louis & Clark trail is only 2 miles south of North Fork, the entry way to the Frank Church– River of No Return Wilderness Area, which is part of Salmon-Challis National Forest.

The area offers incredible white river rafting, scenic trail rides, steelhead fishing, and hunting. There are a wealth of licensed and bonded guides to make your experience the best. There are also many opportunities for hiking, photography, and bird watching. Also the towns of Darby and Hamilton, over the border in Montana, offer antique shops and Bitterroot history.

Big Hole National Battlefield

Big Hole National Battlefield

Nearby in historic Shoup, the Salmon River Road is a venture in the past. To the north is Gibbonsville, “the living ghost town”. As you venture through Lost Trail Pass you will be near the Big Hole National Battlefield site and the Nez Pierce Camp.

18 miles to the south is the town of Salmon, Idaho with a rich cultural heritage. We are proud of the Sacajawea Interpretive, Cultural and Education Center with an abundance of Louis & Clark history. The Lemhi County Historical Society & Museum, also in Salmon, is a gem that is a tribute to our heritage. Many shops on Salmon’s Main Street will interest the treasure seeker, and golfers will not want to miss the Salmon Valley Golf Course.

To the south of Salmon is the Yankee Fork Historic Area bringing to life Idaho’s frontier mining history.

The area boasts a wealth of dining experiences from cafe food through true gourmet dining. You will find a local brewery, authentic Mexican, fine steak houses, and good pizza.

Please join us at Wagonhammer RV Park where we have a quiet atmosphere and offer: full hookups (50 amp available), a picnic area, BBQ facilities, a rec. room, a convenience store, showers, laundry, a dump station, propane, and Internet access.

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Photo attribution for Big Hole National Battlefield:  By Forest Service Northern Region from Missoula, MT, USA [CC BY 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons


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