Hipcamp host Barbara S.,
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Camp in a grassy valley next to a bubbling creek and steep forested mountains, but very close to Wallace city limits. Once part of the Sunset Branch railroad that serviced local mines, this camping meadow is skinny and long. The train used to stop here back in the early 1900s but there’s little left to show it except the memories of a bygone day.

You’ll have a steep f

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Camp in a grassy valley next to a bubbling creek and steep forested mountains, but very close to Wallace city limits. Once part of the Sunset Branch railroad that serviced local mines, this camping meadow is skinny and long. The train used to stop here back in the early 1900s but there’s little left to show it except the memories of a bygone day.

You’ll have a steep forest on one side and creek on the other. On the other side of the creek is a road that’s not busy and trees line the creek blocking the view of the road for privacy, but you’ll still hear cars going by. Picnic table, stone firepit, and a couple wooden camp chairs provided. Very private spot! Keep an eye out for wildlife including elk and deer. You can also take a little dip in a wading pool in the creek on hot days. This campsite is at the end of our property; no one should be driving this gravel road except for rarely a utility company vehicle (and occasionally trespassers on ATVs that might not realize it's private land).

Very long RVs/trailers may have difficulty turning onto the bridge to the site. At the site there is enough space to circle around so RVs shouldn't have to back up, etc.

Located close to Wallace with all of the town’s fun shops, bars, restaurants, and tourist activities easily accessible. It’s an easy bike ride (or long-ish walk) to town and especially the City Limits brewpub. Or bring your UTVs and head the other way for hundreds of miles of gorgeous trails to ride. Or bring a kayak or tubes to float the river, about a half hour away. No services provided, including no bathrooms, but you can pay to use the shower house at the RV park just down the road. Located near highway 90 and very easy to reach for those looking for a place to crash on a road trip. ** PLEASE NOTE: This site may not be accessible during winter months; check with us first for snow conditions between November and May.**

Campsite area
Tent or RV site
1 site
Up to 16 guests per site
Up to 4 vehicles
Wheelchair access
2WD Accessible
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
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass-or-field
Surface levelness: flat
Generators allowed
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Pets allowed
No toilet
Amenities
Picnic table available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Barbara a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Hiking
Off-roading (OHV)
Climbing
Snow sports
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Whistlestop - Creekside in Idaho.

Cave
Forest
Mountainous
Field
River, stream, or...
Swimming hole
Driveway

Places to see near Private Idaho: mountain in Wallace

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Hipcamper Arean
Arean V.
recommends this listing.
August 18th, 2022

15 minute walk to downtown Wallace and the Silver Mine tour. Great location to find quiet and be close to Wallace, especially compared to the RV place down the street that is more like a parking lot and very tight. The grassy area was fairly level, but had taller grass. The site has a large fire pit, picnic table, benches and 2 chairs. It is close to a street that is quiet at night, but has early morning traffic. The trees and hill provide shade late afternoon which helped as it was quite hot in Wallace. The only problem we faced were the bees. There were lots of them and they were on everything. Just standing outside they come and say hello. They got into every crevice of the van and checked out anything we put out on the table. Quite persistent. We are fine with insects while camping, but these little guys didn't leave us alone making it hard to enjoy a drink or food outside. Not the host's fault, and it could be the season,
but I suggest to bring a gazebo if you are planning to enjoy food outside.

Hipcamper Matt
Matt S.
recommends this listing.
August 2nd, 2022

No frills campsite. Completely adequate for a one night stay. A moose wandered into our camp at dusk! It was very exciting!

Hipcamper Summer
Summer G.
recommends this listing.
July 20th, 2022

Booked an additional night here because we love the site and Wallace so much!

Whistlestop - Creekside
Hipcamper Summer
Summer G.
recommends this listing.
July 18th, 2022

Amazing spot! So nice to have room for my dogs to play off-leash, without traffic going by or anyone near by that they could disturb. The tall trees surrounding the site, field of wildflowers, and flowing creek are so beautiful. The site is very level, close to town, and easy to find. Having the table, chairs, and fire pit is a nice extra. We have stayed here twice now, and will continue to do so whenever we are in Wallace.

Whistlestop - Creekside
Hipcamper Melody

Private retreat

Melody K.
recommends this listing.
July 18th, 2022

This is my second time on Barbara’s land and we loved it again! You can hear the creek while you fall asleep and the wood nearby is plentiful for campfires! I hope to be back

Hipcamper Haley
Haley S.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
July 10th, 2022

Not as private as suggested- we booked two nights and only stayed one- lots of ATVs, a mine tour trolley going by every 30 minutes and a bunch of houses directly across the stream
If you have an RV or sprinter van it would be OK but not great for tent camping

Hipcamper Ernestina

Good spot for sure , cute town

Ernestina I.
recommends this listing.
June 23rd, 2022

Great little spot , private enough and the cars going by occasionally did not bother us . All the already cut wood was wonderful for our fire pit . Picnic table and seating very convenient. We would stay again

Hipcamper Jim
Jim G.
recommends this listing.
June 19th, 2022

Nice secluded campsite. Lots of firewood and a rushing creek, but close to town.

Hipcamper Garrett
Garrett K.
recommends this listing.
June 12th, 2022

Quiet and private. Easy to find and very accessible. Great communication from host!

Property
Private Idaho: mountain in Wallace
State
Idaho
Country
United States
$35/night
1 Site