Just before crossing the border into Idaho, near Jackpot NV, was a nice rest area next to Salmon Falls Creek. It had a paved lot with shelter, tables, trash, pit toilets and tall cliffs rising above the creek. It was a nifty free overnight stop next to the highway.
Salmon Falls Creek Reservoir was my first stop in Idaho for this trip. I stopped in the small town and had a burger and fries before heading to the camp. My GPS was acting very confused, so I asked for directions.
Just seven miles west of town, on a paved road, was the dam and reservoir with a nice campground. My spot had a good view of the lake, some trees, a shelter with table and grill, and there were pit toilets. I was able to get level without blocks, and there was good internet.
At $2.50 per night with Sr Pass, it was nice enough to stay several days. I used the dump station on the way out. This camp turned out to be more expensive than it seemed. A short hail storm put numerous holes in my A/C cover and roof vents. I patched them with Eternabond tape. But, they will need to be replaced.
Camp: Salmon Falls Creek Reservoir-Lud Drexler CG – BLM
Scene: Creek, lake, cliffs, dam