Beach and dog-friendly 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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12 top beach and dog-friendly campgrounds in Idaho

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Cagle Cove

5 sites · RVs, Tents6 acres · Greenleaf, ID
Learn more about this land: Pick your camping spot around a secluded private fish filled pond. Enjoy beautiful sunsets, fishing, swimming, and wildlife watching. Fire rings and picnic tables at each spot. Located near snake river/Sunnyslope wine country, and golf course. 30 to 45 minutes from Boise but feels like you are away from civilization. Pet friendly area and no nearby neighbors. Amazing opportunity to s t a r g a z e. Although there is room for multiple campers, we have limited the reservations to 4 spots. Drug free!
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Little Bear Ranch

5 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Athol, ID
Because of property abuse we will not accept any kind of trailer on then site. the only place for vehicles is in the circular drive or at the camp site only. DRIVING INTO THE FIELD IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED. PLEASE DO NOT DISTURB THE BLUEBIRD BOXES! THEY WILL ABANDON THE NEST IF BOTHERED!!! CAMP AT YOUR OWN RISK! THERE IS NO FIREWOOD ON SITE. THE PARK OFFICE HAS WOOD AS DOES SUPER 1 FOOD STORE. Be sure to check out our TIPI 4 Two.......Please ask if You want to reserve the tipi! GOOGLE: @LBRCARAVELLE For our face book page. We have hosted weddingS and family reunions too! THE BIG ROCK IN THE MIDDLE IS NOT A CAMP SITE! WE HAVE ADDED A 4th CAMPSITE!! it is a Tipi away from everybody else. Check it out its pretty cool! We let the grass grow tall on the property as it acts as a weed block.....we have spent hundreds of dollars and still spend a lot of time spraying and pulling weeds. Pitch your tent in a secluded cove of pines. Fresh well water within short walking distance (20 yds). Community covered patio with grilling available. LBR is primarily a tent camping campground. There are also many moles so the ground can be a bit bumpy. WE DO NOT ACCEPT R’V’s or campers larger than a camper van. 4 people per site, 6 max per site but that is $5 per person extra.  little town of Bayview has a good restaurant Captains Wheel. 5 miles east on HWY 54. Something new near us! There is a new Super 1 foods grocery store with an Ace hardware store complex just after you turn off HWY 95 to come to LBR. NEW! Sweet Lou's BBQ Pit at Athol Crossings next to the Super 1. You can get all your food needs and many of your camping needs there. This will be very helpful to all our guests.
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Waterfront Adventures

6 sites · RVs, Tents10 acres · Dover, ID
Beautiful far reaching southern views, shallow warm water, boat into Sandpoint. Week days are discounted 10% Paddleboards and kayaks are available for use in the bay. Hiking and biking, stargazing, kite flying, cross country skiing and snowshoeing. Ski/snowboard at Schweitzer only 45 min drive to the mountain. Boat launch 2 miles away. A couple of mooring balls available, ask on availability. Shallow, soft, clay bottom. 17' water bouncer, slide for fun times playing in the water during the summer months. Two sandy beaches shared with Hipcampers and family.
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Teton Corners River Preserve

7 sites · RVs, Tents3 acres · Rexburg, ID
Teton Corners has been a favorite fishing and stayover spot for generations, and we felt we should step up and adopt it since we didn't want to see it developed, ripped apart or closed off. Know that by staying here, you are helping preserve this small piece of natural beauty in Idaho. It may not be the biggest preserve, but you have to start somewhere. Come stay a night! Learn more about this land: Come to our riverside getaway at Teton Corners. This 3 acre peninsula into the Teton River provides amazing trout fishing right from your tent door (licenses issued just 1 mile down the road). This gorgeous nature area is minutes from town, with easy access to HWY20 and HWY33. Deer, moose, bald eagles and osprey frequent the area year round, as well as beaver, waterfowl and night owls. RV dumps right down the road, as well as a 27 hole golf course, if that's your thing. Or just relax, dip your feet in the Teton River and listen to the water pass by. Note: River levels fluctuate over the season. We've tried to take pictures of all water seasons for reference.
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Boulder Creek RV Camp

1 site · RV1 acre · Donnelly, ID
Boulder Creek RV Camp is a charming RV campsite located just half a mile from Boulder Creek State Park and its convenient boat ramp. This campsite can accommodate RVs up to 36 feet and is equipped with sewer, 50 amp electrical hookups, and water access. Guests can enjoy the park's two beautiful beaches, perfect for sunbathing, playing in the sand, or paddle boarding on the lake. In addition to the main RV pad, there are two other RV pads available on-site, and extra parking can be arranged upon request. Boulder Creek RV Camp offers a perfect blend of comfort and outdoor adventure.
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Home on the Range Campsite

2 sites · RVs, Tents20 acres · Clark Fork, ID
This area is a fabulous collision of cultures that gives a Rustic-Mountain-Beach-relaxed-adventure vibe! (say that 3 times fast!) This is evident even on our property, as historically, it has been a hippy gathering site, a logging area, and a cattle range! We bought it as our 'forever home' and are working to create a forested ranch retreat. The property is off grid and offers all the serenity and remote feeling of a National Forest, but has quick access to daytime fun relaxation at the beach. For those who love both land and water, it couldn't be a better combination!Learn more about this land:RUSTIC MOUNTAIN BEACH DREAM! Camp in mountain solitude with the lake and beach only a short drive away. Enjoy Scotchman's peak and mountain views, sightings of wildlife and horses, stargazing, forest trailheads just down the quiet road; all in a relaxed beachy atmosphere. Shopping, tourist attractions, and all that comes with an eclectic town are just an hour away in Sandpoint. However, a few excellent restaurants can be found in Clark Fork and Hope. Campsites are private and out of view of our off-grid home but just a quick walk away. And you just might enjoy adventure tales from us about riding our horses across America, or make memories when we take you in to pet our horses, collect chicken eggs...or share in whatever farm excitement is happening! A note for booking your best stay: Campsite 1 has the best views, but is best for tent camping or very short trailers. Campsite 2 is flatter and the better option for trailers, oversize tents, and larger groups. 
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Parkside Mountain Ranch

29 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents450 acres · Plummer, ID
Private Exclusive Campsites is what we will provide for you while staying with us! Parkside Mountain Ranch provides private camping on a 450 acre mountain with trails for any type of adventure. PMR has a variety of camping experiences you can pick from to accommodate while camping with us. Have a family get together, a business retreat, trail ride your horse with your barn buddies, send us a message and let us know what you would like and we will make your camping just the way you want it to be. Heyburn State Park Rocky Point is less than a mile away. Hipcampers can enjoy the Lake Chatcolet which offers a beach, marina, and a boat launch. Heyburn State Park South Side entrance is located on the same road as PMR. PMR will have sites with over night horse stalls too. Sooo bring your horse camping with you! We want to provide you with beautiful views and private rustic camping!
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Camp Chain Lakes

1 site · RV, Tent5 acres · Cataldo, ID
Learn more about this land:Park your RV, overland rig, pitch a tent, or sleep under the stars next to the Coeur D’ Alene River. Be advised this is directly next to State Highway 3. If you are a light sleeper, or road noise bothers you, this is not the campsite for you. At the camp, you can launch your kayaks at the river to go for an adventure down through the Chain Lakes, all eight are accessible by the river adjacent to where you will sleep. The bird and wildlife watching in this area is world class. Ospreys, hawks, turkeys and other animals commonly hang out in these parts. You can go for a swim at one of the sandbars, take your dirt bikes or side by sides down Killarney Lake Road to access an extensive network of trails and dirt roads into remote wilderness. There is no cell service, no water or electrical hookups, or toilet. As beautiful as it is, your experience will not be “glamping” unless you come with all the comforts you personally desire. You can hunt on the forest service land by 4th of July Pass, fish on the river, or on the Chain Lakes (with the proper permits, of course). There is a access into the water from camp but it is quite steep. For easy access to the water, use the docks or boat launch at Killarney Lake or Bull Run. Pets and kids are allowed at your own risk. Be advised the highway and river are hazardous for off-leash animals and rambunctious toddlers.Please send a message if you have any questions. I am happy to help.
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Chocolate Moose Marina and Chapel

1 site · Lodging12 acres · Conkling Park, ID
Private marina with 2 small outbuilding for use as shelter or to use in combination with your own provided tent. 12v power and water at site. Porta Potty provided. Boats higher than 8 foot may not be able to enter or exit Black Lake due to trail of cda bridge over access channel. Very remote location accessible by car via maintained dirt road. Firewood provided. Additional guests can pitch a tent. Please bring your own bedding. A Blackstone grill and a propane stove are provided for cooking. (For 2024, an inflatable cabin has been purchased to provide additional sleeping space) Internet and wifi calling are available. Info provided in welcome packet. Property leased and managed by MATAM LLC, an Idaho Limited Liability Corporation. Guests, and their guests; agree to hold harmless MATAM LLC and property owners and their heirs.
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The lodge at western wings, RV park

40 sites · RVs20 acres · Roberts, ID
Our RV Park is nestled quietly in the country away from all the hustle of the city. Rv spots have water and power connections (30 & 50 amp), no sewer. Enjoy the peace and quiet as we limit the park to half capacity at all times. Watch the wide open view of the stars, take a walk, enjoy the beach and go swimming in the lake. Take the kayaks provided for a spin or bring your own. Located across the road from the wildlife management area you're sure to experience all this beautiful area has to offer with the creature comforts you love. We ask that you do not approach the home adjacent to the property or you will be asked to leave.
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South Mission Cataldo Campground

3 sites · RVs, Tents1 acre · Cataldo, ID
This is a small group of campsites near the Cataldo Mission. Private and gated. Right on the Coeur D’ Alene River with sand beach access. A quick 30 minute drive from downtown CDA, 15 minutes to the Silver Mountain Resort, 25 minutes to the beautiful Wallace mining town, and the Hiawatha biking trail. Visit the historic Cataldo Mission, launch your boat from the same Freeway exit, or hop on the Rails of Trails just minutes away from camp! These campsites are centrally located to everything the Northwest has to offer! Great for a weekend get away or summer long campsite!
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Shaunna D.'s Heaven on Earth - Romance, Adventure and Relaxation Await!

3 sites · Lodging, Tents7 acres · Priest River, ID
Meet your hosts at Cedar River, Shaunna and Jeremiah. Along with their children and extended family, this couple has realized a dream a lifetime in the making. Cedar River is the 'labor of love' child of veteran wedding photographer (Jeremiah Andrews) and sustainability entrepreneur (Shaunna Dahlberg). The home and property on Priest River was purchased as a family gathering place and dream retirement home. Shaunna and Jeremiah eagerly undertook the formidable task of updating and renovating their dream retreat from top to bottom. The home has been transformed into a warm and inviting place for family and friends to share amazing meals, good drink, and bountiful laughter. Beyond the main house, Jeremiah and Shaunna envision sharing the beauty of Priest River with the ones they cherish most. Cedar River was built (quite literally, stone by stone) as their own custom, forested riverside wedding setting. The two are ecstatic with the simple elegance and quirky bohemian vibe of the property as they share in the magical moments coming to life. Jeremiah and Shaunna look forward to the adventure that comes with growing as a family, a couple, and hosts to the Inland Northwest's newest premier waterfront wedding, event and camping venue.
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Beach and dog-friendly camping in Idaho guide

Overview

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.

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