Hipcamp host T E.,
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This camp offers rustic seclusion and beauty in the mountains surrounded by old growth Douglas Fir, Spruce, Lodge Pole Pines and Aspens. You have a choice of staying in one of our 2 wooded tent sites - Sites #1* & 2**. Site #1 has a fire pit. Site #2 has a stone fire ring & grill grate.The first bundle of firewood is included with your site fee. Additional bundles available

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This camp offers rustic seclusion and beauty in the mountains surrounded by old growth Douglas Fir, Spruce, Lodge Pole Pines and Aspens. You have a choice of staying in one of our 2 wooded tent sites - Sites #1* & 2**. Site #1 has a fire pit. Site #2 has a stone fire ring & grill grate.The first bundle of firewood is included with your site fee. Additional bundles available for $7.00 per bundle. You must bring your own water, and portable shower (if you so choose,) and you must pack out your trash and waste. NOTE: THIS IS PRIVATELY OWNED PROPERTY AND NOT A "CAMPGROUND," PLEASE BE AWARE OF THIS! THIS IS RUSTIC CAMPING!

*Tent Site #1 is located closer to the road for easy access and your tent sits directly on the ground. NOTE: There is an Orange and Black pole to indicate where the site is located. Parking is located just before the white shuttle

**Tent Site #2 is a closer to the road and you pitch your tent directly on the ground. NOTE: There is a Yellow and Black pole to indicate where the site is located.

Hipcampers are welcome to Hammock Camp only in the tent sites as well!

A. THERE ARE NO TRESPASSING SIGNS LOCATED ON TREES. THESE ARE TO KEEP THE GENERAL PUBLIC OFF OF OUR LAND, BUT NOT HIPCAMPERS.

B. DO NOT FOLLOW GPS TO GET TO PROPERTY. FOLLOW DIRECTIONS BELOW THE CAMP SITE LISTINGS. GPS WILL TAKE YOU THE WRONG DIRECTION. WE HAVE ATTEMPTED TO CORRECT THIS MANY TIMES WITH GOOGLE MAPS , BUT TO NO AVAIL.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
2 sites
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Fire ban in effect
Amenities
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Remove your rubbish
Camping vehicle details
No electrical connection
No water connection
No sewage dump point
No TV connection
Generators not allowed
Pull-in site
Max length 7.62 m
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Doesn't accommodate slideouts
Have a question? Send T a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Boating

River within 1 mile of camp. Pontoon and motorboat access.

Fishing

River within 1 mile of camp.

Hiking

Many hiking trails available within 1 - 3 miles of the camp.

Horseback riding

Eagle Ridge Ranch is within 3 miles and offers great horseback riding in the mountains.

Paddling

Canoe and kayak.

Off-roading (OHV)

Plenty of OHV trails and roads.

Snow sports

Snowmobiling and cross-country skiing available in the winter.

Whitewater paddling

Available within a 30 min. drive

Biking
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Bear Mountain Retreat - Tent Sites in Idaho.

Forest
Lake
Mountainous
River, stream, or...
Wetlands

Places to see near Bear's Backcountry Retreat

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Hipcamper Reagan
Reagan N.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
September 18th, 2021

Great location. If using Apple Maps, navigates straight to site. Couldn’t determine where the 2 different sites split or if we just ended up staying in 1 site. Some signage would be helpful. Spotty service. Responsive host. Ask for code to porta potty. Other campers and cabins near which added some comfort.

Hipcamper Mike

Nice and quiet but not picturesque

Mike S.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Site 2)
August 24th, 2021

Nice and quiet. Fairly close to Yellowstone.
There's no posted address or numbers to mark the tent sites so it was a little confusing at first. Also when you arrive, there's a posted sign that says there is audio and video surveillance on the property and i don't like the idea of being recorded at a campsite. If all you're looking for is a flat spot to set a tent its great but the scenery includes a stack of materials and a log splitter. I didn't personally mind that aspect but the pictures on hipcamp don't show any of that.

Hipcamper Julia
Julia G.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
August 16th, 2021

Pretty place. Would recommend for tenting or very small campers only, because the road up there has some pretty steep hills.

Hipcamper Delanie
Delanie N.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
August 16th, 2021

It was a very nice stay. You can see houses from your spot but that didn’t bother us. The only thing that was a little confusing was where to park. We ended up using google maps and the directions are now correct on there. Very nice spot that was affordable to go to Yellowstone for the day. It was about 40 min away but a very nice drive.

Hipcamper Alex
Alex T.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Site 1)
August 14th, 2021

Did not stay at this location. Neighbor’s were less than welcoming when our dog barked at the atv traffic past 10pm. wasn’t what we were expecting.

Hipcamper Nathanial

Serene woods.

Nathanial N.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
August 4th, 2021

Cool and accommodating. Will return.

Hipcamper Sam

Will be coming back.

Sam W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
August 1st, 2021

I have mixed reviews about this host site was ok host didn’t respond to messages and there was no address posted so really wondered if we where at the right place. The map with choice of spot is not realistic. Spots where 100ft apart 2nd site was no where close to creek like pictured in map. We hiked to the stream pictured in the map was at least a mile away and had private property signs. The code to the bathroom was never given to us and there is no cell service to message the host from camp but we roughed it and it was very quiet and the stars where awesome. I would totally camp here and probably will concerning the cost and location. I’m sure it’s hard to put the sites on the map I just wish there was a better description and better communication from the host.

Hipcamper Christon
Christon W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
July 19th, 2021

It was great! As described!

Hipcamper Eric
Eric C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
July 17th, 2021

I stayed in site 1 for a few nights and it was as described. ATVs and cars/trucks up and down the street, which is very close to sites, pretty much all day. Visible neighbors on all sides. The couple across the street seem to be very kind people and I had a couple nice chats with them. Porta potty is clean. You won't be 'alone', but it felt private enough for me. The hosts seem like very sweet people and they were very welcoming to my dog. All in all I would stay here again if the need arises. (Drove a Nissan sentra in and it was fine)

This campsite 1, to the left of the cabin.
Property
Bear's Backcountry Retreat
State
Idaho
Country
United States
$24/night
2 Sites