Boquet River Campsite
There is a parking on the side of the street, both before and after crossing the north branch of the Boquet River, about 1.3 miles north of the rte. 73/9 intersection.
From here there is a path on the south side of the river that will basically follow the river upstream, or you can just walk up the river by hopping up the rocks for about 1/4 of a mile. There are a lot of pools here and you could spend all day swimming in them. Most of our pictures are from the largest swimming hole, which had tall cliffs people were jumping off of. The water is cool and crystal clear, and there are many large rocks to just lounge around on. The largest pool is about 20′ x 30′ and 15′ deep and you can see the bottom perfectly. This was one of our favorite spots, just because there was so much to explore.
There are a few primitive campgrounds just upstream from the road. The one closest to the road on the south side of the river can be driven up to (although the road is very rough, SUV or truck is recommended) and the one further upstream on the south side and the one on the north side can only be walked to. These are amazing camping spots as you are right by the river and will fall asleep to the sounds of the water.
There are two other great swimming spots right along this river all in walking distance. About a 10-15 minute walk downstream is Boquet Falls or a 25 – 30 minute hike upstream will bring you to Shoe Box Falls.
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