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Driving Directions:

  • From I-84 West (Oregon/Washington) Take Exit 35, south onto Nampa Blvd. (towards Nampa). Left on 3rd St, follow signs to Hwy 45 towards Murphy and Silver City. Right onto Hwy 45 (12th) to Dans Ferry (gas) and Snake River bridge (approx 15 miles). Go LEFT on Hwy 78 just after crossing Snake River. Stay on Hwy 78 approx. 23 miles. Turn right on Oreana Loop Rd. (past mile marker 42) Take first right past trailer houses onto gravel road. Continue 5 miles to camp. Driving time from Nampa is about 1 hour.

  • From I-84 East (Boise, Mountain Home) take Idaho Center exit (exit 38), left off ramp, left at traffic light on Flamingo Rd (towards shopping center) and then take Right onto Happy Valley Rd. Follow Happy Valley several miles, take right on Bowmont Rd, then left onto Hwy 45. Continue south to Snake River (see above)
    OR Take the Simco Rd exit off of I-84. Go south on Simco Rd until you get to the Mountain Home highway. Turn right onto highway. Follow to Grandview. Turn right past Grandview onto Hwy 78. Turn Left (south) onto paved road (Oreana Loop Rd) just past mile marker 43. Go 1.5 miles on pavement, turn right past trailer house onto gravel road, just before dumpsters, onto Bates Creek Rd. Go 5 miles to camp.

  • From I-84 East (East Idaho,Utah/Wyoming) Take Exit 112 at Hammett. Follow signs to Hwy 78 West, towards Bruneau and Grandview. Continue west on 78 past Bruneau and Grandview (approx 50 miles), turn Left (south)onto - paved road, just past mile marker 43. Take first right past trailer houses onto gravel road (about 1.5 mi. from turnoff onto Oreana Loop Rd) Continue 5 miles to camp.

  • From Hwy 95 (Nevada, California): continue north from Winnemucca, turn right on Hwy 55, then right on Marsing/Murphy Rd, this becomes Hwy 78. Follow 78 east along the Snake River, past Murphy. Turn right on Oreana Loop Rd. (past mile marker 42) Take first right past trailer houses onto gravel road (about 1.5 mi. from turnoff onto Oreana Loop Rd) Continue 5 miles to camp.

    Airport

    The nearest airport is Boise International (BOI). There are several hotels near the airport. Allow 1 1/2 hours drive time from airport to basecamp.

    You can go to Google Maps and enter Driving Directions:[ Boise Airport to Oreana, Idaho] for Nampa options // OR [ Boise Airport to Grand View, Idaho ] for Simco Rd options.

  • Driving directons from the Boise Airport
    • Simco Rd: this route is a little longer but there is no traffic and it can be faster. Go EAST on I-84 (right ramp entrance) when leaving airport. Right off interstate ramp onto Simco Rd. When Simco Rd. ends turn Right onto Mountain Home - Grandview hwy. When this ends, turn Right onto Hwy 78. Turn left onto Oreana Loop Rd (paved) just past mile marker 43. Go 1 1/2 miles, turn right (before trash dumpster receptacles) onto Bates Creek Rd. Follow 5 miles to basecamp.
    • Otherwise go WEST (towards Nampa). If you need to stop for groceries or services: Take exit 36 for Franklin Blvd , Turn left at Franklin Blvd , Turn right at 11th Ave N , Turn left at E 3rd St S/ID-45 S , Turn right at 12th Ave S/ID-45. 12th Ave is also Hwy 45 and will take you south to Owyhee county. You will pass a Walmart (left), Albertsons grocery (left), and D & B Feedstore (left) before leaving Nampa.

  • Weather


    Grand View forecast - a bit east of Oreana
    Murphy forecast - a bit west of Oreana

    'Normal' conditions for the end of May in Oreana are dry and warm days (70's) and cool nights (50's). BUT this is springtime in the Northwest and weather can vary greatly!

    The climate here is generally very dry, so bring plenty of lotion and chap stick, and try to keep your horses hydrated during travel.

    There is a chance that there will be horse-pestering gnats, so bug spray and/or eye and ear nets is a good idea.

    It can get quite chilly if a front comes through and it rains - so be prepared for anything!