Redpoint Recreation Site

Redpoint Recreation Site


Narrator>>Welcome to the Red Point Recreation Site,
a popular developed campground with fishing, camping, picnicking and non-motorized boating
opportunities in the Bureau of Land Management Pocatello Field Office. Located 12 miles east of Preston, Idaho on
the Bear River, Red Point was a newly developed campground in 2010 with 10 individual developed
sites each with a picnic table, fire ring and horse shoe pit. There is one site that is ADA accessible,
has a double vaulted toilet and access to the Bear River for only $5.00 per vehicle
per night camp rate and a free day use area for fishing, non-motorized boating and tubing
pass. Chuck Patterson, BLM, PFO Outdoor Recreation
Planner>>Red Point Campground is a new campground,
it was developed in 2010. It used to be dispersed camping so people
would just come and set up a trailer in the trees and well it just got overcrowded and
overpopulated and people weren’t finding a place to camp anymore so people asked the
BLM to do something about the dispersed camping and so we developed a new campground which
offers a lot of different individual sites. So everybody has their own place to park,
their own picnic table, and their own fire ring. We included a double vaulted bathroom with
handicap parking and handicap sidewalks so we try to curtail to those with accessible
needs. We have ten individual sights within the campground
and the campground brings a lot of people, those for overnight stay but also just interested
in day use. With the river and the reservoir lot of people
come here to just float the river with their families. More people are interested in inflatable kayaks
and the river is managed for non-motorized so you won’t bring a big boat with a big
motor on it. But if you are into tubing and you are into
hard shell kayaking or just inflatable kayaks well than this river is for you. Narrator>>There is a camp host on site to help ensure
that the recreation area is always suitable for use and welcoming to guests. Red Point receives approximately 7,000 visitors
annually. Chuck Patterson, BLM, PFO Outdoor Recreation
Planner>>With a public campground you’re going to have
some rules that we have to have for the public. But we have quiet hours at ten ‘o clock so
it’s eleven ‘o clock you know and someone’s not going to be cranking their stereo and
waking everybody up. And then it goes from ten to seven. And then also, because it’s a BLM campground
we have dogs on leash rule. Your dogs can’t be chasing wild life around
or running all over the campground. We do ask that is protects your dog and it
protects wild life and just keeps your neighbors at your side. And then also, a lot of people want to drop
trailers off or tents off to a campground because we are based on first come first-
served basis. And we don’t take any reservations and so
with that a lot of people want to secure a spot on BLM campgrounds and to do that they
drop off a trailer. Well unfortunately you can’t do that, and
it’s considered unattended for more than 24 hours and we’ll dispose of the property and
open it up for somebody else that is ready to camp. We just wanted to say thank/ Welcome to Red
Point Campground and we hope you enjoy your stay. Narrator>>This recreation site is one of many BLM sites
that are nestled in the beautiful Oneida Narrows.

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