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Haunted Heller Creek Campground | Idaho Panhandle Ghosts | The Prospectors Return | Fernwood, Idaho | Paranormal | Historical | Haunting | IdaHaunts | America | BoiCGH

I would love to hear from our Idaho readers!

Have you ever camped at Heller Creek Campground?

What really lurks amidst the deep dark forests of Idaho?

The Saint Joe National Forest is a woodland expanse split between Shoshone, Clearwater, Benewah and Latah counties and is located in Fernwood, on the Idaho Panhandle.

Settlers arrived to the area during early 19th century and a community post office was erected in 1808.

The park aided greatly in preserving the surrounding forestry.

Tragically, the Great Fire of 1910 swept in from Montana, burning three million acres of North Idaho, demolishing numerous Idaho communities and killing 86 individuals.

A whole century later, there are damages still evident.

In 1973 the Forest Service consolidated the Coeur d’Alene, Saint Joe and Kaniksu National Forests under the administrative geographical title of ‘The Idaho Panhandle’, which today offers angling, campsites, water recreational sports and nature trails.

Just a little further along, off the White Pine National Recreation Trail is the Heller Creek Campground. 

Allegedly, the campground is located adjacent the burial ground, with memorial plaque, of an early prospector named Frank A. Heller. There are many tales of folklore, and ghostly goings on, surrounding this camping ground.

Frank arrived in Idaho during 1909 and tragically died in his log cabin during the harsh icy winter of 1936. His body was not discovered until the following spring once ice had thawed, and park officials laid him to rest right here where he perished.

Today, those who camp here have reported belongings mysteriously disappearing, creepy audible footsteps circling their tents during the night hours with some even encountering the full spectral manifestation of Frank himself.

Other phenomena includes disturbing creature like noises coming from the forests and blood curdling screams emanating from the river. Many speculate these to be the spirits of many who were lost in rafting excursions.

Could the restless souls of the early Idaho prospectors be lingering at the Idaho Panhandle today?

What do you think?

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