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Camp Badger

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· Leadore, Lemhi, Idaho
1 acre hosted by Jon W.
1 RV site
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Off-leash friendly
Pets can be off-leash at this Hipcamp.
Primitive camping
Best for self-contained campers. There are no toilets, showers, or potable water at this Hipcamp.
Gilmore Idaho is a old silver mining town that was active between the 1880's and abandon in the 1930's after the power plant caught on fire. Gilmore is a legitimate ghost town that contains old buildings, mines, cemetery, etc. Gilmore, Idaho still has numerous old buildings and mines, there is so much to explore! Learn more about this land: Gilmore Idaho is a old silver mining town that was created in the 1880's and abandon in the 1930's after the power plant caught on fire. Gilmore is a legitimate ghost town that contains old buildings, mines, cemetery, etc. Gilmore, Idaho still has numerous old buildings, mines, and mining equipment.  There is so much to explore in Gilmore! BUT you must not enter any of the old buildings, or any private property. The campsite is primitive and contains a small dirt pad, fire pit, and a tent pad. Gilmore Idaho is roughly 130 mins away from Idaho Falls. The Birch Creek Charcoal Kilns are roughly 20 mins away, and Meadow Lake and Meadow Lake Campground are roughly 5 miles away on a dirt road (on top of the mountain).  The Meadow Lake Campground is only open for 2 months out of the year due to the snowfall (its on top of a mountain), so this campsite (Camp Badger) is a great place to camp if you can not find a spot at the campground. Camp Badger is the only campsite available within the Gilmore town site. NOTE: There are no bathrooms available at this campsite. Gilmore Idaho is a old silver mining town that was created in the 1880's and abandon in the 1930's after the power plant caught on fire. Gilmore is a legitimate ghost town that contains old buildings, mines, cemetery, etc. Gilmore, Idaho still has numerous old buildings, mines, and mining equipment.  There is so much to explore in Gilmore! BUT you must not enter any of the old buildings, or any private property. The campsite is primitive and contains a small dirt pad, fire pit, and a tent pad. Gilmore Idaho is roughly 130 mins away from Idaho Falls. The Birch Creek Charcoal Kilns are roughly 20 mins away, and Meadow Lake and Meadow Lake Campground are roughly 5 miles away on a dirt road (on top of the mountain).  The Meadow Lake Campground is only open for 2 months out of the year due to the snowfall (its on top of a mountain), so this campsite (Camp Badger) is a great place to camp if you can not find a spot at the campground. Camp Badger is the only campsite available within the Gilmore town site.
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Leadore, Lemhi, Idaho, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Cayuse, Umatilla and Walla Walla and Shoshone-Bannock First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Jon W.Joined in July 2020
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14 ratings · 10 reviews
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Alex W.recommends
July 5, 2023
Camp Inside A Real Ghost Town
It might look busy on a map but it’s not. Nice dependable place to spend a night or two.
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Peter J.
April 3, 2022
Camp Inside A Real Ghost Town
Would help if there was a sign as advertised. Perhaps there was but given the GPS coordinates I could tell which plot was which. Cool location nonetheless. Wouldn't recommend trying to get there when there's snow on the roads in town. Parked in the middle of the road in the ghost town and called it a night.
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Brita G.doesn't recommend
September 7, 2021
Camp Inside A Real Ghost Town
Wish I had read the reviews in full
This campsite was quite misleading. The site was difficult to find using the host's instructions. When we found the site, the laminated paper sign was ripped to pieces. The ground there is uneven and a poor site for leveling campers or trailers. Also, we should have read the reviews in full before making our reservation--one reviewer indicated that this site is surrounded by tiny private parcels with various encampments. With so much unmarked private property, we did not feel safe to explore the town. We also had no cell service to contact the host with our questions. We opted to leave and camp up the road in the national forest instead.
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Chandel B.recommends
March 20, 2021
Camp Inside A Real Ghost Town
Unique and remote camping space
This was a really unique, spacious, and remote campsite. My cousin and I enjoyed the quiet and solitude of the space as well as the ability to explore and walkabout. Very serene.
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Alex U.recommends
January 2, 2021
Camp Inside A Real Ghost Town
Adventure in a Ghost Town far away.
The adventure factor is definitely high in this ghost town. Very cool spot. Middle of nowhere is the best description. Closest town is about 20 miles away. Cell phone coverage is at the main road about a mile away. There were some lights in the distance so not sure how private it really is. We went there in December. Temp was -5° F. Designated site was impossible to find in the snow. Roads drop off into deep ditches. Not sure I would call it safe to drive there in the winter. But as I said, it was definitely an adventure. But be prepared.
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Tiffany C.recommends
September 28, 2020
Camp Inside A Real Ghost Town
Wow! What an awesome place to stay. This place has so much to look at, not only in the town itself, but all over the mountain as well. From the real ghost town, to mines, cemetaries, and a lake. There was so much history to explore all over the place.
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