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Kraay's Market & Garden

3 sites · RVs, Tents16 acres · Bellevue, ID
The property has so much history. Larry purchased the 16 acres in 1978 as nothing but a field. His dream was to raise Arabian Horses, so that is what the property was set up to do and he did just that, very successfully. We did convert a few acres into a Market Garden a few years ago and started Kraay's Market Garden, you can find us online. We love sharing our place, the Tipi and Tipi yard are an extra special place. We would love to share our place with you!
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Silver Oaks Farm

5 sites · RVs3 acres · Carey, ID
We are a 3.25 acre small-scale dairy farm conveniently located right on main street in the quaint little community of Carey Idaho. We almost always have baby animals here on the farm and they love getting lots of attention and having someone to play with. We have a lovely shady picnic area down by the tree-lined canal. We are within minutes of Silver Creek world class fishing, Craters of the Moon National Monument, great hiking, and other outdoor recreation.
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The Dragon's Star

2 sites · RVs, Tents1 acre · Carey, ID
We live in a sweet, little farm town with recreation all around us! We have biking and hiking trails, natural hot springs, Silver Creek fishing and canoeing/rafting/swimming all within 15 minutes from camp! We are 20 minutes west of Craters of the Moon National Park, 15 minutes from Silver Creek Preserve, 1hr from Shoshone Falls, 1hr from Sun Valley and 1 hr 30 minutes from Hagerman hot springs and fossil beds. Our 1/2 acre straw bale camp is open for two Hipcamp sites, divided by a natural privacy fence.  There is plenty of space at camp for yard games, running around and playing!  We live next door to camp and are kitty corner from the Oasis/Exxon station that provides RV dump, propane, fresh water, wifi and air fill up.  We hope you enjoy your stay!
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Step into another world when you visit central Idaho. This area was once volcanically active and the results are a landscape that looks like it belongs on the moon. With names such as Big Sink, Beauty Cave, Inferno Cone, and Snow Cone, it's no wonder why people call this area "scenic and weird."

Gray and black basalt cover the earth, leaving it barren and rocky. Other parts of this nature preserve teem with wildflowers and color during the summer. The gray rock contrasts the green foliage and bright flowers, almost as if Mother Nature is painting on a blank canvas.

This national park is huge — almost the size of Rhode Island — and it offers you several days' worth of activities. The unusual terrain provides a diverse range of volcanic formations. There are volcanic rifts, cinder cones, lava tube caves, spatter cones and shield volcanoes. All of this area is yours to explore during warm months of the year when snow doesn't block the roads.

A 7-mile loop road takes you to a number of trailheads. These trails lead to around a dozen scenic vistas looking out over twisted rock formations. Some areas offer rustic and wilderness camping if you want to spend several days hiking throughout the park. If you want to go caving, you need a permit.

Ranger-led tours are popular during the summer and are great for kids. Make sure to pack a hat and sunscreen for the summer months when the sun is overhead.

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