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Cactus River Ranch RV

5 sites · RVs, Tents8 acres · Salmon, ID
Currently, the property has 3 full RV hook-up with water, 30-50 amp power and septic (Site #1 - 30 amp, Site #2 - 50 & 30 amp, Site #3 - 50 & 30 amp). There is also 1 campsite for either a vehicle or tent, with access to complete bathhouse and shower facilities. Cactus River Ranch is located 12 minutes outside of Salmon, Idaho along the Salmon River. The sites have river front views with your own private river access. Hiking and mountain biking options are available right out the back door up Henry's Creek trail. Amazing fly fishing or bird watching location! Williams Lake is located 6 miles up the road and offers a variety of recreation activities including fishing, swimming, paddle-boarding, canoeing, or sight seeing. If you are looking for an area that is out of town, THIS IS IT!! We also have overnight stalls available for horses. Please make sure RV tanks are empty in order to hook up to septic. No RV dump station on site. With the river location, we get very windy conditions along the river corridor. Awnings can easily become damaged during these conditions. Please take notice and consider putting awnings away so that they don't get damaged. Along the same lines, please don't have campfires if the winds are high. Make sure your dogs are on a leash. We have mules on the property that DO NOT like dogs. This is for the safety of your dog. No fireworks on the premises. NO campfires at this time, the Salmon-Challis National Forest is currently in High Fire Danger. We do have a couple small trash cans that get dumped on Thursdays...that being said....we are NOT a dump. If trash cans are full or you have large items, please haul your trash to Lemhi County Landfill. They are open Monday-Friday: 7am-5:15pm and have dumpsters open on the weekend.
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Idaho's Best Kept Secret!

3 sites · RVs2 acres · Mackay, ID
One of Idaho's most iconic peaks, often compared to the Matterhorn, will transfix you in a picture-perfect view from this campsite. On a clear night, its rosy glow is the only thing you will see just before darkness. As the night darkens further you'll be dazzled by the brightest stars against the darkest of dark skies you will ever experience. Then you'll fall asleep to the peaceful sounds of the Lost River gliding by. In the early morning be on the lookout for the resident moose and her calf (Watch, but don't approach!!) or any of the many deer that ramble by. Then drop a fishing line into the river, just a few steps away, and catch yourself a trout or two for your breakfast. After breakfast, get out your binoculars, cameras, and maps (you did bring them, didn't you?) and choose your day's adventure, whether it be a challenging hike up a mountain trail, a leisurely stroll to a delightful waterfall, a 20-mile trip to world-famous Sun Valley via the stunning Trail Creek Summit, or exploring the largest designated wilderness in the lower 48 states. which is, literally, just on the other side of the fence! The road you enter the property from will also get you 20 miles deep into that wilderness along a broad river valley where you may see elk, moose, wolves, coyotes, foxes, beavers, deer, antelope, mountain goats, big horn sheep, black bears, and much more all thriving in natural abundance. Mountain lions are absent in this area, fortunately, but can be found in narrow, steep-sided canyons in other drainages nearby, if you dare.
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Taste of Romerica

2 sites · RVs, Tents3 acres · Salmon, ID
Located 3 miles south of Salmon, Idaho. Nestled in the valley of the Beaverhead Mountains, we are minutes away from amazing fishing, hunting and floating the beautiful Salmon River in the summer months. Town offers several restaurants, bars, a bakery and shopping. Our property is in a quiet neighborhood easily accessible off the main highway into town. Outside firepit for marshmallow roasting or just to enjoy a fire.
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Mountains Hideaway Campground

8 sites · RVs, Tents2 acres · Salmon, ID
Minimalist Oasis: Dry Camping Haven Tucked away behind the quaint Off the Beaten Path Saddlery, this minimalist dry camping spot offers a unique escape. Here’s what you can expect: Simplicity Defined: Leave behind the noise and distractions. This property is a blank canvas for your outdoor adventure. Open Skies: With an unobstructed view, the vast sky becomes your companion. Stargazing enthusiasts, rejoice! Urban Convenience: Just steps away from the locally owned store, you’ll have easy access to essentials. During store hours, you can use the store bathroom. Chat with friendly faces while you’re there! Concrete Camping: No campfires here, but you’ll have a solid base for your setup. Bring your portable stove and enjoy meals under the open sky. Pet-Friendly: Your furry friends are welcome. They’ll appreciate the simplicity and space. Additional Amenities: Portable Toilet: Available round-the-clock. Shower Use: Accessible for a $5 fee, with a $1 towel rental (available during store hours, not suitable for wheelchair users). Potable Water Local Features: Salmon River: Explore the nearby Salmon River, known for its pristine waters and excellent fishing opportunities. Cast your line and reel in the catch of the day! Sacajawea Center: Immerse yourself in local history and culture at the Sacajawea Center. Learn about the Lewis and Clark Expedition and the remarkable journey of Sacajawea. Rafting Adventures: For thrill-seekers, nearby rafting excursions await. Navigate the rapids and feel the rush of adrenaline as you conquer the river. Local Hot Springs: After a day of outdoor exploration, unwind in the soothing embrace of local hot springs. Let the warm waters rejuvenate your body and soul. Fishing Spots: Beyond the Salmon River, discover hidden fishing spots in the surrounding wilderness. Whether you prefer fly fishing or spin casting, there’s a spot for every angler. Hiking Trails: Lace up your hiking boots and hit the trails. Explore the rugged terrain, breathe in the fresh mountain air, and discover hidden vistas. Remember: This property does not offer water or electrical hookups. Pack light, embrace the simplicity, and create your own adventure. Inquire about our monthly rates (which includes complimentary shower use)! Secure your spot today and experience the beauty of minimalism! 🌄🏕️
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Salmon, Id. Remain Calm Area

1 site · RV1 acres · Salmon, ID
Learn more about this land:Mountain scenery, access to Salmon River close by, gold bug hot springs, Dusty Mule Bar and grill , Williams Lake, Hiking and biking close by. Lewis and Clark next door to Grey House B & B
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Lemhi River Natural Area Camping

1 site · RV, Tent5 acres · Salmon, ID
Welcome to our serene retreat along the picturesque Lemhi River. Situated on five acres downstream from a magnificent river restoration project, our property offers a haven for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. Cast your line into the pristine waters of the Lemhi River and enjoy the thrill of fishing in one of nature's finest playgrounds. As night falls, marvel at the brilliance of the star-studded sky and listen to the soothing sounds of the surrounding wilderness. With direct access to BLM land, adventure awaits just beyond our doorstep. Lace-up your hiking boots or hop on your mountain bike to explore the scenic trails that wind through the rugged terrain. For a relaxing escape, take a short drive to Sharkey Hot Springs and immerse yourself in the rejuvenating waters. Whether you're seeking solitude in nature or seeking adventure in the great outdoors, our unique property along the Lemhi River offers the perfect retreat for your next getaway.
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Challis Field Office offers wild lands, wild views, and wild adventures for even the pickiest of explorers. Hiking the trails to the scenic overlook of Mt. Caleb is sure to get you going, or pop on down to the Big Lost River for some shore-fire relaxing, rafting, and fishing. Big game hunters and anglers are going to go bananas over the opportunities here! The crystal clear Salmon River Canyon in particular offers trout and salmon fishing that will make you giddy! This is THE place for that record catch. Offroaders and history buffs will dig the ghost town of Bayshore, but the real wild time is your comfy sleeping bag around the fire at one of Challis’ campgrounds at the end of your adventure filled day.

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