Camping in Idaho

Find otherworldy features like Craters of the Moon National Monument among top-to-bottom mountain ranges throughout Idaho.

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Urban Tree Sanctuary

4 sites · RVs1 acre · Boise, Ada
Humble half acre urban property nestled in trees within 15 mins to downtown Boise and the Boise River/ Greenbelt. You will be surrounded by locust, oak, walnut, fruit trees, seasonal berries and our friendly chickens. RV/Van camping in driveway with access to backyard, fire pit, hammocks, and BBQ. Tent campers are free to find a spot anywhere on the property.
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Smokejumper Tiny Home Resort

5 sites · Lodging2 acres · Idaho City, Boise
Come experience an all new tiny home 45 minutes from Boise!! Brand new modern tiny homes that come complete with full bathroom, kitchen and two sleeping areas. Equipped with the latest in Smart Glass technology for privacy, firepits with cooktop for outdoor dining and minutes to the infamous Idaho City Hot Springs resorts and tons of other outdoor activities!
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Teton Peaks Resort

9 sites · Lodging, RVs6 acres · Tetonia, Teton
At the base of the Teton Mountains, less than an hour from Jackson Hole, expansive views + rustic charm await in Tetonia, Idaho. Enjoy sports of the season and park your keister in one of our cozy spots. Offering Tiny Homes, Glamping Tents, Lodge Suites, and RV Sites. Our breathtaking Teton Valley, ID location is centrally located between Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks. We have plenty of outdoor recreation and excellent fishing outside our doorstep as well.
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Lucky Me Ranch

6 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents10 acres · Meridian, Ada
This is our home and an overflow for our personal and boarder's older pasture pet horses. We love the views on this property and love to share with friends, family and travelers. We still have more plans for property improvements and if you can, hope you can come back again to see the changes. Currently, we are able to provide our horses with hay from the pastures and offer a great place for horses and people! We are a farm. You will see us tending to chickens, irrigating or harvesting hay pastures, feeding farm animals and working on the property in any way it needs. Our property is situated on a hill so we see Big Sky and lots of sunsets. We have a full horse facility just 4 miles away at the Laughing Horse Ranch. If you would like to arrange a Horse Experience, please notify us with as much notice as possible as we are very busy. We have a variety of spaces available. For RV's - gravel pull through with 30 amp and water (no sewer dump) For Tents - Tree spot with shade for small tents up to 4 person ONLY For Tents - depending on our watering cycle - grass or pasture open land no shade For Tents - Sandy spot - no shade Accessibility to any of these spots is subject to change based on watering of the pastures and lawns, heat waves, mud, basically mother nature and I can't do anything about that. We will help you find the best spot upon arrival. We have just opened up out Cowboy Cabin as a "Glamping Camping Experience." AC and heater, coffee maker, mini fridge and microwave.
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Small Yurt in the Woods

1 site · Lodging12 acres · Sandpoint, Bonner
We have created this place and lived here for over 17 years. Our two boys who are 15 and 18 love to play and create their own piece of heaven. We desire to share it with others and allow them to see the magic of yurt living. We also live in a 30-ft yurt on the property that is our special place. Learn more about this land: This 14-foot yurt is a short walk of about 50 yards from the guest parking. You will pass our 30-ft family yurt going to your own private space. The property has a great remote feeling and has space to move around. There is a queen custom bed and room for a child or two on the floor if desired. There is a small gravity feed water system for the yurt and your own private outhouse. Plenty of wood for you to stay warm by the fire inside and an outdoor shower shared by our family. The kitchen comes with pots and pans, plates, etc. and a few extras. You will hear the sounds of nature and North Idaho at times out in your yurt as trains pass through the valley to Canada. We are 1.5 miles away from the tracks. If you are into being independent and open to new experiences then we would love to share our space with you. Please pull in the drive and pull up past the big garage and park to the left by the Yurt Parking Sign. Then walk towards the trail sign and follow the path. Recommended for you to bring a headlamp and outdoor slippers to walk to the outhouse or shower during your stay. We have towels at the yurt for your use. We can provide a Therm-a-rest bed for your child if needed. Please bring your own wood for outside fires at the fire pit.
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Hover Campground in Swan Valley!

17 sites · Lodging, Tents9 acres · Bonneville
We have 3 log cabins , fully furnished , with all the extras!! Each cabin has a queen bed and custom built bunk beds so they sleep up to 3 or 4 guests . Small kitchenettes , a private restroom , digital temperature control , and high speed WiFi . Six beautiful , 50amp pull-through RV sites , with full hook ups five back-in RV sites with 30/50 amp and full hook ups 3 tent sites , with power and water .- standard outlets (110) 5 large dry tent sites , 4 extra large dry camping sites There is playground , coffee bar , fly shop , boat rentals , and shuttle service , available right in the campground ! Dogs are welcome , and pet sitting available for folks going on the river. We are located right next to the Snake River , so if you enjoy fishing , hiking , boating, hiking, or anything outdoors , this is the place ! We have 6 beautiful pull-through ,50amp RV sites , with full hook ups
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The Aspen Grove Inn at Heise Bridge

74 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents10 acres · Rigby, Jefferson
In the beautiful Idaho countryside, our Inn was created in 1999 at the booming year-round recreation hotspot called Heise-Kelly Canyon. We have a wide variety of rooms and sites. Including: 4 log cabins that sleep 4 in 2 queen log beds with mini kitchenettes, 3 sources of heat, and en suite bathrooms 4 Moonlight Cottages with AC and heat that sleep 5 or 6 in 2 queens and one or two twins, mini-kitchenettes, and just a few steps away is the deluxe no-fee Loo-uvre Restroom and Shower House Two 20' diameter year-round yurts with themed decor-- each sleeps 4 in one queen and two twins with all bed and bath linens, plus a very well-stocked kitchen, and a firepit, pergola, picnic table and Char-griller charcoal BBQ outside. Camper trailers-- 16' vintage camper Little Buffy that sleeps 2 and has a mini-kitchenette and guests use the Loo-uvre Restroom/Shower House close by, as well as the Teton Retreat Camper Trailer that sleeps 6 or 7, has a sitting area and a full kitchen plus a half bath. New to the Lodge is Adirondack-style "The Bunkie" that sleeps 6 or 7 plus has a desk, microwave and fridge. All bed and bath linens are provided in all of our rooms. Firepits are a-plenty! Our Inn also has great tent sites, plus both 30 amp and 50 amp RV/Camper sites with water and electric, a firepit and picnic table each, plus a fee dump station. We are currently planning/building another shower/restroom house and a laundry mat. There is a fee dump station on site. With over ten acres of property to play at and stroll, your stay will be one of fun, peace and quiet. Our RV & Camp is fun! We have our famous Borrow Barn with loads of complementary activities including a 9 hole disc golf course with maps/disc/scorecards, free pedal boats, Little Free Library #69967, volleyball, tetherball, badminton, board games and more, plus our cruiser bicycles in our Bike Corral are for guests to enjoy on property also. Children must be watched always and very closely-- enjoy being with your children on the property. A beautiful Restroom and Shower House is fee free. We are located in the Heise-Kelly Canyon of southeast Idaho with fabulous sunrises and sunsets. We are very close to hiking, hot springs, rapelling, 200+ miles of ATV and SxS trails, golf, mini-golf, a driving range, skiing, ice cream, and the mighty Snake River corridor right across the road. 90 minutes to the east to Jackson/GTNP/then South Gate in YNP (2 routes-- the mountain pass or the easy Snake River route), and 90 minutes to the north to West Yellowstone/Yellowstone West Gate (2 steep mountain passes). Both routes are beautiful with waterfalls, gorgeous mountain views, and Idaho countryside. We are 20 minutes from Bear World in Rexburg, and two hours from Grand Teton Park and Yellowstone National Park regardless of which of the four routes that you take, with each route including a beautiful waterfall. 90 minutes to the east to Jackson/GTNP/then South Gate in YNP (2 routes-- the mountain pass or the easy Snake River route), and 90 minutes to the north to West Yellowstone/Yellowstone West Gate (2 steep mountain passes). Both routes are beautiful with waterfalls, gorgeous mountain views, and Idaho countryside.
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The Park at Swan Valley

32 sites · RVs, Tents28 acres · Irwin, Bonneville
Learn more about this land:Enjoy a QUIET location with full hookups for your RV or pitch your tent in the heart of Swan Valley, Idaho! A mile off the highway, near Palisades Reservoir, this location is within driving distance to Jackson Hole, The Grand Tetons, and Yellowstone National Park.Level gravel sites + full hookups for RVs (50 & 30 amp), + grassy area with 20+ acres for tents, shower & bathroom available for tent guests as well! (Message us to receive instructions on accessing shower and bathroom in the metal shop)Call/Text right after booking and we'll walk you through where to park and set up, get you set up if you need bathrooms.(208) 701-CAMP
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Mountain River Ranch

67 sites · RVs47 acres · Ririe, Jefferson
Beautiful, clean and quiet RV Park and Campground with 64 RV spaces, one large lodge, five rooms, four dry cabins, and teepees. RV Park is open May through October. Restrooms and showers close by. Whether visiting summer or winter, lots of family fun can be found at Mountain River Ranch! Join us for sleigh/wagon ride dinner shows, camping, & trout pond fishing. Family owned and operated since 1985, Mountain River Ranch is the place for great food, fun and hospitality! Whether you live locally or are coming from faraway places for a family vacation you have come to the right place. We are a short drive from Yellowstone National Park as well as Jackson Hole, WY and Idaho Falls, ID. Join us for endless amounts of fun!
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The Mendoza Ranchette

1 site · RV, Tent2 acres · Jerome, Jerome
Private acreage home with serene views in every direction. Enjoy the manicured landscape, horses grazing in the pasture, and from July to October enjoy picking cherries, raspberries, apricots, peaches, plums, pears, and apples. We are 7min from I-84 & 7min from Twin Falls and its many attractions: Perrine Bridge, Snake River Canyon, Centennial Park, Shoshone Falls, Dierkes Lake. Enjoy local wineries and farm to table restaurants nearby. We allow dogs and horses! Our property is not fenced for dogs. Dogs to be well mannered or leashed during your stay. For RVs / Travel Trailers - - Our primary site has water and full 50amp service. We are able to provide a converter for from 30 to 50amp for this spot. - Our secondary spot is a covered RV Bay with water & 30amp service. This spot is large enough for the tallest 5th wheels and your slide outs. - Utilities are $35/night. We do not allow generators. For Tent / Car Camping - - Our primary spot for tent camping is on the front lawn, alongside the house. - We have a 1/2 bathroom with a toilet and sink available - If the day you are interested in shows as booked, we may still be able to accommodate you. Feel free to reach out to us directly
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A Wee Place in the Woods

11 sites · Lodging5 acres · Priest River, Bonner
🌿 Hidden amongst towering evergreen trees lies this charming oasis that celebrates art, creativity and community. Five acres of old-growth forest, lush greenery and a rainbow-array of seasonal flowers awaits you. Stunning woodland views in every direction. Soothing sounds of a year-round creek. Active wildlife. 🌿 Accommodations vary from creekside camping to a quaint 1-room cabin with adjoining half-bath (sink + commode). All guests have access to camp amenities including fully-stocked outdoor communal kitchen, fire circle, dance floor, creek-side trails, craft supplies, solar shower, star-gazing area and labyrinth. 🌿 Whether you seek relaxation, spiritual renewal, or the perfect location for a family reunion or special event, you’ll find it here. Meet new friends. Make new memories. We warmly welcome you! 🌿 It is our pleasure to provide complimentary firewood, propane and charcoal, as well as soap and luxury shampoo during your stay at A Wee Place In The Woods. 🌿 ❣️PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN food, cooler, bedding, pillows, towels, and lanterns or flashlights.❣️
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Lakeview Majesty

9 sites · RVs, Tents7 acres · Hope, Bonner
Enjoy our beautiful peaceful, scenic property while tent camping or RV camping (full hookups). Gorgeous views of Idaho's largest lake, Lake Pend Oreille. Wake up in a peaceful woodsy setting where deer and turkeys roam the property. Stargaze by night, while you enjoy every lake amenity available by the day, only half a mile away! Sandpoint Marina and beach are only 12 miles away! Want to go skiing? Head up to Schweitzer Mountain, only a short 30 minute drive away.
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Camping in Idaho guide

In the eastern reaches of the Pacific Northwest, Idaho offers recreation throughout the year, from whitewater rafting to backcountry exploration. Winter sports are big, with ski resorts all over the state. If you're planning on camping, summer is the best time to visit, particularly if you want to see Idaho's many hiking trails, hot springs, waterfalls, or lakes. Hipcamps are your best private camping option, while Idaho State Parks manages many of the public campgrounds in the state, most coming well equipped with fire rings and picnic tables. Some also have yurts, and many offer RV sites with full hookups.

Where to Go

The Idaho Panhandle

Between Washington and Montana and stretching up to Canada’s border, this forested region is ideal for winter skiing and snowboarding, plus hiking, biking, and kayaking in warmer months. Highlights include Nez Perce National Historic Park and Hells Canyon National Recreation Area, where the Pandhandle rivers are particularly beloved by whitewater rafters. Popular camping areas include Priest Lake State ParkHeyburn State Park, and Farragut State Park, and you can also find campgrounds on the Banks of Lake Pend Oreille and Lake Coeur d'Alene.

Southwest Idaho

On the border of Oregon, southwestern Idaho features lots of outdoor and cultural attractions, plus plenty of wineries and breweries. Boise, the state’s capital, is here and despite its small size, the fast-growing city has great museums and restaurants. Popular getaways from the city include Payette National ForestBoise National ForestPonderosa State ParkLake Cascade State Park, and Bruneau Dunes State Park.

Central Idaho

Characterized by alpine landscapes and crystalline lakes, central Idaho is as known for its summertime hiking as it is for its ski resorts, including the world-famous Sun Valley. Some of the best camping spots in the region include Redfish Lake in Sawtooth National Forest, Craters of the Moon National Monument, and the City of Rocks National Reserve.

Eastern Idaho

The gateway to Yellowstone National Park, eastern Idaho is chock-full of outdoor fun, from fishing on the Snake River's South Fork to cruising down the country's longest Main Street in Island Park. Summer is great for hiking and biking, while winter brings opportunities to ski and snowmobile against the backdrop of the Tetons. The region is also home to a handful of hot springs, the most famous of which is the odorless Lava Hot Springs.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, it is legal to camp in Idaho, but restrictions apply depending on the area and land management agency. Camping is allowed in designated campgrounds and specific areas on public lands, such as those managed by the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and Idaho State Parks. Dispersed camping is also allowed in some areas, but it's essential to follow the rules and regulations set by each land management agency. Make sure to research the specific area where you plan to camp, and always practice Leave No Trace principles to minimize your impact on the environment. For a list of camping options in Idaho, you can visit Hipcamp.

The 14-day camping limit in Idaho refers to the maximum number of consecutive days you are allowed to camp at a specific location on public lands, such as national forests and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) areas. After 14 days, campers must move to a new location at least 5 miles away from the original site. This rule helps to protect the environment, reduce the impact on resources, and ensure that everyone has a fair opportunity to enjoy camping on public lands. Some campgrounds may have different stay limits, so it's essential to check the specific rules for the location you plan to visit.

Yes, boondocking is legal in Idaho on public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and in certain areas of national forests. Boondocking, also known as dispersed camping, is a type of camping where you camp outside of designated campgrounds, often without facilities or services. Some popular boondocking locations in Idaho include the Boise National Forest, Kooskia, and Buhl areas. Always make sure to follow Leave No Trace principles, respect local regulations, and practice responsible camping when boondocking in Idaho.

To book a campsite in Idaho, you can use the following resources:

  1. Hipcamp: Browse and book private campsites, ranches, vineyards, and more across Idaho.
  2. Idaho State Parks: Find information on state park campgrounds and make reservations through Reserve America.
  3. Recreation.gov: Book campsites, cabins, and other facilities at federal recreation sites like national forests and BLM lands.

Make sure to research the specific campground or site you're interested in to understand the reservation process and any additional requirements, such as permits or fees.

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