There are several hot springs in the area including the famous Gold Bug Hot Springs. Reach the U.S. Forest Service Gold Bug Hot Springs from the trail-head only 1.3 miles south of the park on Highway 93. The hike is about 2 miles long (4 miles round trip). Explore thousands of miles of back-country roads on your ATV/UTV. This is also a mountain bikers' paradise. Ride to back-country lakes for a swim or some fishing.
The steelhead and trout fishing is excellent. The river area across the street is also great for rafting, boating and fly-fishing. Shuttle service available.
The Elk Bend RV Park is situated on the edge of the largest continuous wilderness area in the lower 48 states. Elk Bend is famous for it’s wildlife. Take a hike along the Gold Bug Ridge or up the Lime Creek/ North Basin Trail and view Bighorn Sheep, Mountain Goats, Elk, Deer, Golden Eagles, Bald Eagles, and much, much more.
Here is a link to Salmon-Challis National Forest
This is an excellent base camp for hunters. The elk, mule deer, whitetail deer, bear, mountain lion, upland game birds, water foul and turkey hunting nearby.
The Lost Trail Ski Area is an easy 1-hour drive north on Highway 93. Our local snowmobile club, Salmon Ridge Runners, has groomed hundreds of miles of trails including extreme snow machine mountaineering tracks. There is also good snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.