Originally Posted by montanan
Getting to be that time of year for planning for the smith! Might seem like a random question... but has anyone ever stayed at the 'Merganser Bend' campsite?
no and for good reason, I think....
I've stopped in there once, for my wife to pee... She didn't come down claiming it was a diamond in the ruff which is my extent of info on the site. From the river, it's almost completely shut off with willows and I've always laughed at the concept, but, honestly it's been a while since I've paid it much heed. I'd love to hear an actual report of someone staying there, but in reality ridge top is just around the corner and lower ridge is a great site. upper isn't bad either. Middle is really just part of lower and shouldn't be it's own site. The other group of sites in the area, Black butte (or something similar) looks nice if you want to hike your gear 20 feet up the bank. I wish I could give you better intel, but it's just never been a site I've been interested in - kind of like County Line, way up river.
Happy floating, when water is no longer solid...