Last Updated on 09/22/2023 by Glynn Willard
Coordinates For Forest Rd 239
Forest Road 239 is a decent location for boondocking near the Teton Pass Highway.
This is a limited space location (4-5 usable spots) better suited for medium or small RV’s.
If you plan on boondocking on the Idaho side and driving a car or truck over the mountain pass to Jackson, WY, this will work for you.
- Time Of Year Visited
- Permit Required To Camp Off Forest Rd 239?
- Government Agency
- Presence Of Law Enforcement Off Rt 33
- Road Conditions In And Out Of Forest Rd 239
- Is Forest Rd 239 Big Rig Friendly?
- Cell Strength & Carriers Around This Boondocking Location
- Starlink Friendly Sky View Off Forest Rd 239?
- How Are The Crowds Around Forest Rd 239
- Did We Feel Safe Boondocking Off Forest Rd 239?
- Wildlife And Insects In This Part Of Idaho
- Dump Station And Potable Water Near Teton Pass?
- Interpretation And Review Of Dispersed Camping On Forest Rd 239
US Forest Service
We stayed two nights and did not notice any law enforcement.
Despite a five night maximum stay, several campers appeared to have been there for a long time.
The road is passable by any type of vehicle.
The end of the road appears to accommodate turning a big rig around from the satellite view, but it’s actually small.
And it was lined with a few camper vans, making it nearly impossible to turn our rig around.
We successfully executed a 62,000 point turn to turn our 28′ bumper pull trailer around.
Keep this in mind.
Yes, this location is big rig friendly.
But I caution you to walk to the end before driving or pulling a long camper to the end of the road.
We learned the hard way.
According to our Open Signal app this is a dead zone for Verizon.
But T-Mobile and AT&T are well represented.
No, the spots are amongst the trees. You will not have a clear view of the horizon.
Every spot was taken and the traffic coming and going was high.
A kind camper in one of the spots offered to share his site.
We squeezed in next to him and it worked out fine.
I later went into town and bought him a six pack of his favorite libation as a thank you.
We definitely felt safe.
At no point did we feel surrounded by shady or suspicious characters despite several of them appearing to have moved in long term.
The fly’s and mosquitoes were mildly annoying, but not overwhelming.
We did not encounter any wildlife in this spot.
Higher traffic in the area likely scared anything interesting away.
Stinker’s Store and gas station (don’t laugh) on Rt 33 a few mile north has a free dump station.
The coordinates are:
It was easy to pull into and dump, but I would not trust the water labeled potable.
It’s way too close to the dump site making it likely to be contaminated.
There’s a lovely little creek running through the backside of each site that is worth using as soothing a “foot bath.”
Unless we’re in a bind, we would likely not return to this site based on how few spots are available.
Otherwise it’s feasible location to stay on the west side of the Tetons to drive the Teton Pass Highway in your car or tow vehicle.
Find this spot on Boondocker’s Bible boondocking locations map here.