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Bear Lake Basecamp!

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· Liberty, Bear Lake, Idaho
10 acres hosted by Chris W.
2 RV/tent sites
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This has become a great place for our family to go to get away for the weekends. The nights are absolutely beautiful and you can see the stars. You can hear the coyotes off in the distance chipping and howling. My kids love to ride their ATV on the trails and we go for hikes and just relax. There is one fire pit for use at each camp spot (2 spots), just please go into the trees and find some wood to re-stack what you have used and ensure it is out with water and dirt. I fight wildfires during the summer and don’t want to have to fight one up there. Plus I may be hard to reach depending on where I’m located. Learn more about this land: Our Bear Lake Bascamp is perfect for boondocking or pitch a tent and camp in our 5 acres meadow or find a small shady spot in the 5 acres of  quakies and pine trees!  Off grid camping! OHV trails (ride from camp), bring your mountain bikes or even just go for a hike. Located at the edge of the Caribou-Targhe National Forest, Montpelier Ranger District, Idaho. The sunrises are amazing and in the evening you can listen to the coyotes off in the distance. It is open in the winter for snowshoeing or snowmobiling in with wood ready for the fire pit!  Recommend, that when you first arrive, build a small fire in the fire pit and the smoke will get rid of any of the bugs around.  We get up there about 1 time a month and mow/trim the path, parking and work on the trails in the pines.   Turn left at the smile face....When you see it, you'll know what I mean ;)  Please be respectful of others who have property in the area as well.  Don't climb over anyone's fences.
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Pert E.recommends
July 3, 2024
Site 1 - Bear Lake Basecamp!
Lovely Meadow Campsite
Chris' land is located in a lovely meadow/aspen grove with lots of shade and plenty of space for our big tent. The area is quiet, with only a few cabins along the road - it was a great spot to relax with our dogs. Site 1 is a bit smaller and a little further away from the structures on the site, and you have to walk close to Site 2 to access the outhouse. We rented both sites because we wanted a lot of privacy and some space. Both sites have nice fire pits and picnic tables; bring your own water. This is a healthy meadow ecosystem, so expect bugs, lots of butterflies, and even some cool birds.
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Pert E.recommends
July 3, 2024
Site 2 - Bear Lake Basecamp!
Lovely Meadow Site
Chris' land is located in a lovely meadow/aspen grove with lots of shade and plenty of space for our big tent. The area is quiet, with only a few cabins along the road - it was a great spot to relax with our dogs. Site 2 is very near Chris' playhouse and shed (in case you care about being near structures), and has easier access to the outhouse. It is also further from the road and has a nice forest path. Both sites have nice fire pits and picnic tables; bring your own water. This is a healthy meadow ecosystem, so expect bugs and even some cool birds.
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Noelle H.recommends
June 9, 2024
Site 2 - Bear Lake Basecamp!
Please see my review for site 1, we booked the whole space.
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Noelle H.recommends
June 9, 2024
Site 1 - Bear Lake Basecamp!
Dog Heaven
"Off leash dogs welcome" is our favorite filter with HipCamp. Always takes us to fabulous, out of the way locations. This camp did not disappoint. Pines and Aspen, acres for dogs to frolic. Only three vehicles passed the location in three days..very secluded. Will definitely go again, probably longer next time. I read the reviews and directions carefully, had no trouble finding the place. Some hints. Follow Chris's directions as written. When you turn off highway 36 ignore your GPS for 6.3 miles until you hit the T in the road. Now trust your GPS again. The house with the smiley face did not survive the winter but the owner has kindly put up a very distinct sad face sign...you are on the right road. Gate looks locked but there is a carabineer somewhere amongst the links. Keep driving until your GPS says you have arrived and look for the water containers just to your left (Google actually takes you to the gate next door). There are two camp sites but they are within 100 feet of each other. We booked both after reading the reviews and because, well, for an extra $16 we don't have to share. We drive a 4x4 fully contained Scooby Van and had no issues with the road taking the prescribed route. This location is best suited for tents, car camping, and adventure trailers. The road is a bit narrow for travel trailers. The ONLY complaint we have are the mosquitoes. We stayed early June where daily showers keep the meadows wet. Appropriate clothing and bug spray was helpful.
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Kristine S.
September 4, 2023
Site 1 - Bear Lake Basecamp!
It was a beautiful place to set up a tent, my only suggestions would be make it more clearly marked and also to be able to find the fire ring that wasn’t by the cabin and outhouse. The one site with the cabin and shed had a creepy vibe for us, so I was thankful the other site was open. Was t sure which site we were suppose to take.
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G N D.doesn't recommend
August 22, 2023
Site 1 - Bear Lake Basecamp!
Not private, campsites are shared.
So campsite 1 and 2 are pretty much on a drive way of a property, there was another couple there which we had no privacy, they went to bed at midnight so we couldn’t sell til then and then when they left they drove 1 foot away from where we set up tents at dusk, it’s more of a community camp site, there was no areas to set up our tents because the grass was so tall, we had to set them up on top of tall grass which had bugs and spiders, There was garbage from previous campers prior to our arrival. I was not stoked but made it work, the sat-sun no one was there so we were able to enjoy the area but would not recommend or come back. On a positive note it’s nice and secluded.
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Liberty, Bear Lake, Idaho, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Shoshone-Bannock and Núu-agha-tʉvʉ-pʉ̱ (Ute) First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking

Hosted by Chris W.

Joined in January 2018
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