Hipcamp host T E.,
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This property offers rustic seclusion and beauty in the mountains surrounded by old growth Douglas Fir, Spruce, Lodge Pole Pines and a few Aspens. You have a choice of staying in one of our 2 wooded tent sites #1* or 2**.

Site #1 has a metal fire pit inside of a stone fire ring. 

Site #2 has a standalone metal fire pit.

The first bundle of firewood is inclu

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This property offers rustic seclusion and beauty in the mountains surrounded by old growth Douglas Fir, Spruce, Lodge Pole Pines and a few Aspens. You have a choice of staying in one of our 2 wooded tent sites #1* or 2**.

Site #1 has a metal fire pit inside of a stone fire ring. 

Site #2 has a standalone metal fire pit.

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 located closer to the road for easy access and your tent sits directly on the ground. NOTE: There is a Yellow and Black pole to indicate where the site is located. Parking is located after the white shuttle, in the driveway directly in front of the campsite.

**Tent Site #2 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 (on the passenger's side.)

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

P.S. PLEASE CONTACT HOST PRIOR TO ARRIVING AT CAMPSITE. CELL SERVICE IS SPOTTY AT BEST. YOU WILL NEED THE PORTA-POTTY CODE FOR USE PRIOR TO ARRIVING TO CAMP.

A. 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.

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

C. THERE ARE VIDEO AND AUDIO RECORDING SIGNS LOCATED ON TREES. THE CAMERAS ARE LOCATED AND AIMED AT OUR PERSONAL BUILDINGS AND NOT AT THE HIPCAMP SITES.

Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
2 sites
Up to 4 guests per site
Up to 1 vehicle
No wheelchair access
RV Information
Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Class A RVs, Class B RVs, Class C RVs, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 25 feet allowed
Pull-in site
Surface type: grass-or-field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Doesn't accommodate slideouts
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Generators not allowed
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
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 shiloh
Shiloh R.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Site 2)
August 18th, 2022

Overall, the experience here was fairly terrible. The road leading back to the campsites is incredibly rocky and rough, and lined with unwelcoming neighbors. The sites themselves are underwhelming, and ours was littered with trash and debris. Hosts were less than helpful. Do yourself a favor and do not stay here on your trip!

Hipcamper Sabryn

Did the job, but not ideal

Sabryn R.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Site 2)
August 8th, 2022

It was as described, but we didn’t fully understand how open it was. The site was right on a neighborhood road with relatively busy traffic. There were lots of ATVs and walkers going by. The porta potty was clean and stocked. Did not have any in person interaction with the host.

Hipcamper Michael
Michael K.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Site 2)
June 13th, 2022

Worst place ever! Pictures were a lie
Could not even get into site
Host communication misleading
Road into very bad. Place filthy
Stay away from this place gives hip camp a bad name

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.

Property
Bear's Backcountry Retreat
State
Idaho
Country
United States
$30/night
2 Sites