Meadow Creek Road

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Meadow Creek Road, FS 128, runs from Prairie, Idaho, to Fall Creek Road. The western portion combines BLM and private land, while the eastern portion runs through the Boise National Forest. During the summer, Meadow Creek Road is a well-maintained, mostly two-lane gravel road, but it is not maintained in the winter and is generally closed by snow. Starting in Prairie, the western portion is straight, with good views of the more distant mountains to either side of the road, with interesting lava mounds and rim rock closer. The eastern portion winds through narrow scenic canyons, particularly in the national forest. The primary hazard of this road is the gravel surface, which can sometimes feel slippery, combined with the many sharp and switchback turns.

Plenty of options exist for dispersed camping along the forest service part of the road, often with a stream nearby. Ice Spring Campground, a nicely developed forest service campground, is on the western end of Meadow Creek Road, where it meets Fall Creek Road. The campground offers picnic tables and a pit toilet.

In addition to being a pleasant drive, Meadow Creek Road provides access to numerous smaller and more challenging roads, House Mountain Road, Trinity Mountain Road, and Anderson Ranch Reservoir via Fall Creek Road.