Room for tents, RVs or Car camping on a beautiful spot with power and water. The river runs right through the middle, with two bridges for access to both sides. Located on the edge of one of the largest forests in Idaho. Ride your Bike, ATV or Hike right from your camp to awesome views, high mountain lakes and every kind of wildlife you can imagine.
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Super Strict
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
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Folding chair with table attached.
Full 5 gallon propane tank. $30 charge if empty tank not left at property.
Nice camp size Propane firepit. Propane tank not included.
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Miles of trails
Snow shoeing, alpine skiing and snowmobile trails forever!
Natural features you'll find at Burke Outpost in Idaho.
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Great weekend away
We enjoyed our weekend camping trip to Burke’s outpost.
We rented the main site as well as the tent site so that we would have the place to ourselves (From reading the reviews, I believe there used to be 3 listings but there is only 2 now which avoids a lot of confusion, which I appreciated!)
Tad met us at the camp the night we arrived and answered our questions. He was very nice and said he would be down the road should we need him, but we didn’t.
We had 3 vehicles, one of which is a truck/5th wheel that is 45’ long. The 5th wheel we backed in down the driveway so we didn’t have to worry about trying to turn around. We had plenty of room to spread out for our tenters and for the dogs and kids to play. We loved having an off leash camp site for our 5 month old puppy’s first camping trip so he could learn all about camping. With the trailer to our backs and the rushing water to the front we barely noticed the traffic on the road above us.
We are in the middle of fire season and there is a burn ban in effect so we used our propane firepit but the huge firepit at the site looks like it would be epic to use when it’s safe. We were a little disappointed by the amount of broken glass around having 3 dogs and 2 kids with us, so we spent a lot of time picking up the bigger sharp pieces but never had any injuries. The site was pretty clean, the porta potty was the cleanest we’ve ever seen and was very convenient for our tenters. We brought an extension cord with us to hook the trailer up to the power and Tad already had extra long hoses hooked up so we were able to use that and didn’t need ours.
Some notes for future campers:
The terrain is very gravely. Don’t expect to be able to drive tent stakes into the ground very well if at all.
There isn’t cell service at the camp which is nice but should you need it, you can get cell service down the road heading back to Wallace pretty easily.
The creek is not very accessible in that it’s a few feet down and is accessed by slippery rocky shores so bring some good water/ hiking sandals. There are a few places where it’s deep enough for the kids to really get wet. It was dang cold (which was to be expected of course) but our kiddos enjoyed it. Keep in mind our kids were around 11 years old though. Our golden retriever, who is 8, struggled with the current and the rocks when trying to play in the water with the kids. Overall, I don’t think the site would be appropriate for little kids that want to play in the water.
Having an easily accessible private site with power, water, and creek to play in is a great find though… we all agreed we would be back!
What a lovely place to camp! The road leading to it is quite misleading as you navigate through the town of Burke, but once you get through it you'll find a beautiful campsite with wildflowers and the tranquil sound of the river. We will be back!
Outstanding stay, beautiful site!
We had an outstanding time at Burke Outpost. We had two campers, a tent, and plenty of room to spread out and play since we had booked the whole thing. The site itself is beautiful, and the sound of the creek running all day and night is something I am still missing many days later. Plenty of fun to be had in the surrounding areas, both up the forest road into the mountains or down the paved road into the Burke ghost town and beyond. Tad was an amazing host, and seems like a really great guy in general. We highly recommend you consider booking this place and booking as much of the space as possible for your group so you can take full advantage of the property. We will certainly be back!
Private site, electric and water
Great private spot with a bubbling river. Water and electric hookup were a great plus. Didn't meet the hosts, but site upkeep was great. Solid choice for our brief stop through ID.
Wonderful but confused at first
This was our third time and and by far the best because what we were told was true ( that its a one camper sight) but as of one week ago was told it was and ended up sharing with others
Of the 3 sites one is perfect and lovely for tenting. The other two are more suited to campers. If a tenter arrives and doesn't get the tenting site, they may be disappointed. We had the tenting site and it was great - right by the river. I never got any specific directions from the host, and cell service is not available. Study the site location carefully on your computer before you head out. Really zoom in on the area, road and location and take notes. I do not advise arriving after dark if you don't get specific instructions on location. Port-o-potty was very clean and nice and big (handicap accessible size I suppose). Road to site is interesting as an old mining road/camp. Temperature really drops over night - August visit: 80 degree day but 39 degrees when we woke up in morning.