Best Camping in Idaho

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1

Idaho, Fremont County

00 :04 hrs
0.2 mi
7.3028564 ft
Easy

Targhee National Forest Boat Ramp & Day Campground area. Features include a parking lot and vaulted toilets. There are only a few areas where you can set up for a picnic. There is a Boat Ramp and 3 docks, but no beach area.

2

Idaho, Idaho County

00 :16 hrs
0.7 mi
6.2860107 ft
Unknown

Powell Campground offers scenic and shady campsites next to the banks of the Lochsa Wild and Scenic River in the Nez-Perce Clearwater National Forests. Just across the river is the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness Area which provides great opportunities for hiking and horseback riding. The campground includes 33 sites over two loops. Sites can accommodate tents, trailers, and RVs of all sizes. Some sites are equipped with electric hookups and all sites have picnic tables and fire pits. Additional amenities include drinking water, flush toilets, an amphitheater, and picnic areas. Sites are $14 per night for non-electric and $20 for electric sites. Reservations are available but must be made at least 4 days ahead of arrival.

3

Idaho, Bonner County

00 :01 hrs
0.1 mi
12.195007 ft
Unknown

Green Bay Campground is a forest service site located on the shoreline of scenic Lake Pend Oreille in the Idaho Panhandle. The lake is Idaho's largest and offers great opportunity for recreation. The campground features 11 designated sites for tent and trailer camping. The sites are equipped with picnic tables and fire pits. Drinking water and vault toilets are also available. All sites are available on a first-come, first-serve basis for a small nightly fee.

4

Idaho, Cassia County

02 :01 hrs
4.7 mi
194.776 ft
Unknown

City of Rocks National Reserve is located just a few miles from the south-central Idaho/Utah border and offers excellent hiking and rock climbing opportunities. The campground features a variety of site options for individual, group, equestrian, RV, tent-only, and walk-in camping. Some sites are nestled right up against the rocks. All sites have picnic tables and fire pits. There are vault toilets located throughout the camping areas and drinking water is available April-October. Individual campsites are $12.72 per night. Reservations are available for many of the sites and can be made online.

5

Idaho, Boise County

00 :02 hrs
0.1 mi
9.366028 ft
Unknown

Willow Creek Campground sits just north of Arrowhead Reservoir on the scenic banks of the Middle Fork of the Boise River. The campground offers 9 standard sites for tent and trailer camping. Sites have picnic tables and fire pits. Drinking water and vault toilets are also available. The campground is free of charge and does not have reservations available.

6

Idaho, Adams County

00 :06 hrs
0.2 mi
7.022949 ft
Unknown

Lafferty Campground is located next to a small scenic creek in Payette National Forest of western Idaho. The single-family campsites can accommodate tents, trailers, and RVs of all sizes. Amenities include picnic tables, fire pits, drinking water, and vault toilets. Sites are $10 per night and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

7

Idaho, Boise County

00 :06 hrs
0.3 mi
2.7989502 ft
Unknown

Helende Campground is situated just a few hundred yards from the South Fork Payette River on scenic Highway 21. The area offers excellent fishing, paddling, and hiking. Kirkham Hot Springs is also located just 5 miles away. The campground consists of 15 sites that can accommodate tents and RV equipment up to 60 feet in length. Picnic tables, fire pits, drinking water, and vault toilets are available within the campground. All sites are $15 per night. Reservations are available for most of the sites but these must be made at least 4 days ahead of arrival.

8

Idaho, Blaine County

00 :07 hrs
0.3 mi
2.5180664 ft
Unknown

Situated at the base of the Sawtooth Mountains, Chemeketan Campground offers a peaceful and remote setting for camping in a lodgepole pine forest near the Salmon River. The campground can be reserved as a group site 9for up to 150 people0 or can be used for individual camping on a first-come, first-served basis if not reserved for group camping. The site includes picnic tables, fire pits, and vault toilets. There is no drinking water available on site. The group rate is $50-$150 per day depending on the number of campers and $10 for single sites. Group reservations are available online but must be made at least 4 days ahead of arrival.

9

Idaho, McCall

00 :33 hrs
1.6 mi
5.5219727 ft
Unknown

Ponderosa State Park is situated on a 1000-acre forested peninsula that reaches out into scenic Payette Lake in eastern Idaho. The Peninsula campground offers a variety of site options for tent and trailer camping. The sites can accommodate equipment up to 35 feet in length and include electric and water hookups. Additional amenities include picnic tables, fire pits, flush toilets, showers, boat ramp, gift shop, and a dump station. Sites are $24-$45 depending on size and amenities. Reservations are available up until the day before arrival.

10

Idaho, Bonner County

01 :15 hrs
3.7 mi
2.395996 ft
Unknown

Bartoo Island is located out in the beautiful clear waters of Priest Lake in northern Idaho and offers a remote and rustic setting for camping. The island provides multiple camp areas that are only accessible by boat. The Sunshine and West Sunshine camping areas are located near each other on the eastern shoreline and consist of a total of 8 campsites. Amenities include a picnic table, fire pit, and vault toilet near the Sunshine sites. The West Sunshine spots are not as close to a vault toilet so a portable toilet is required. There is also no drinking water or trash services available anywhere on the island. Sites are $10 per night and are available first come, first serve.

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