The best camping near Lake Owyhee State Park

Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Lake Owyhee adventure.

The best camping near Lake Owyhee State Park

Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Lake Owyhee adventure.

Camping near Lake Owyhee State Park

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Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Lake Owyhee adventure.

You really need a boat to see and appreciate much of the rugged and remote park's geology.  

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Cagle Cove

5 sites · RVs, Tents6 acres · Greenleaf, ID
Learn more about this land: Pick your camping spot around a secluded private fish filled pond. Enjoy beautiful sunsets, fishing, swimming, and wildlife watching. Fire rings and picnic tables at each spot. Located near snake river/Sunnyslope wine country, and golf course. 30 to 45 minutes from Boise but feels like you are away from civilization. Pet friendly area and no nearby neighbors. Amazing opportunity to s t a r g a z e. Although there is room for multiple campers, we have limited the reservations to 4 spots. Drug free!
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Havenwood RV

3 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Parma, ID
Site One is an RV SITE with a fire pit, water and 20 amp power but is very nice for tent campers too. (The 20 amp power--is good for most air conditioners or gas furnaces.) Site Two is down in the trees on grass with it's own firepit and water. (A camper van or small pickup camper is ok on this site but no power. FREE FIREWOOD FOR BOTH SITES. Havenwood is 5.28 acres surrounded by farm land sitting at the top of a hill 50 miles west of Boise, Idaho. From our property you can view 15+ miles of the Snake River Valley. We are near the Oregon border and are just four miles from Interstate 84 and 3/4's mile from Highway 95. We are just 15 miles from the nearest winery and the beginning of the Snake River Valley wine country. Havenwood has a small forest of approximately 400 poplar trees in a park like setting with a couple acres of grass, fire pits, (with free firewood)--and quiet. Our property is host to many bird species including hawks, owls, quail, rabbits, and with occasional coyotes in the distance. We also host an Airbnb and are booked frequently with great guest reviews (five star rating). Near the freeway it is a wonderful place to take an overnite rest or more!
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Micone Ranch

1 site · RV, Tent28 acres · Ontario, OR
Our place is 28 acres, and you can camp anywhere. We can host many people but only want one group at a time. Keep in mind that winter brings snow, and we have a small bridge to cross and a slanted driveway. We are open year-round but make sure your tires can handle our terrain. Reserve a spot and then add any additional tents/rv/vehicles used for sleeping, that will be with you as an additional guest. You can also add extra sleeping structures under the extra tab. Huge windy driveway can accommodate rv campers. A creek runs through the front of the property year-round. Cleared spots available in the non-snow months are small so tent camping only. It is densely wooded. We do have goats in this field. but they are generally shy. Camping areas that people have liked are up top by the top field gate, or down in the field that our large chicken coop is in. There are no large animals in those areas, but chickens do make noises. Up top we have roosters that make noise about 5 am. the lower field on the right is the quietest. The bridge at the entrance to our property is 11' wide, which should allow a standard 8' RV to pass into the property. If you own an extra-wide RV's you should check its width before booking. Extra-wide RV's can park outside the property if you just need a place to park. Look us up on Facebook under Micone Ranch. See daily events and animals! :)
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Urban Tree Sanctuary

4 sites · RVs1 acre · Boise, ID
Humble half acre urban property nestled in trees within 15 mins to downtown Boise and the Boise River/ Greenbelt. You will be surrounded by locust, oak, walnut, fruit trees, seasonal berries and our friendly chickens. RV/Van camping in driveway with access to backyard, fire pit, hammocks, and BBQ. Tent campers are free to find a spot anywhere on the property.
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Succor Creek Cellars

1 site · RV10 acres · Homedale, ID
We have almost 10 acres of property. We are a short drive off US 95, just southwest of Homedale, ID. We live in farm country, with a few houses close by. It is normally quiet. We have neighbors with farm animals. We have 2 dogs and several chickens. Our space for you has a 50 amp power access and water. No RV dump on-site. The parking area is fairly level and easy access for even larger rigs. We have 50 plus grapevines near the site and we use them to make wine for fun.
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Idaho Goat Yard

2 sites · RVs, Tents9 acres · Homedale, ID
Idaho Goat Yard is a 9 acre small farm located right off Hwy 95, just 20 mins from I84. We are located in the heart of the Snake River Wine region with vineyards just 10 mins away. On the property we offer goat yoga, farm tours, private parties, and special farm animal happy hour. We are also home of The Cowboy Wok, it’s a really unique outdoor cooking experience. You can see the wok making process from start to finish and schedule a family dinner experience right in The Goat Yard. We have horseshoe pits, corn hole and ladder ball for some extra entertainment. Owyhee County is full of outdoor activities that are right in our back yard, rivers, hiking, waterfalls, fruit stands, lakes and much more just mins away. We are also proud members of on the Agventure Trail; www.destinationcaldwell.com. We hope to continue to add more to our little farm, Cabins may be in our near future, and there are always new goats to meet! All camp spots are in a dirt area, just an FYI for tent camping.
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CTC Farms

2 sites · Lodging104 acres · Nyssa, OR
Years ago when we were living "in town", we wished to find a piece of farmground where we would be able to build a home and life. Luckily, we heard this property was coming on the market and we were able to work with the owners on purchasing before listing. The previous family will always hold a special place in our hearts - they truly worked with us to allow the transaction to happen. Since then, we have built our home and continue to chip away at projects to really make the place our own. We raise forage crops - corn, wheat, and alfalfa on a rotating basis, as well as a garden, flowers, pumpkins, pets, and kids! We hope you enjoy your visit! Learn more about this land: Welcome to our farm and home! We are located 35 miles from I-84, 59 miles from Boise, Idaho, 14 miles from Nyssa, Oregon and 5 miles from Adrian, Oregon. Nestled on a small farm, we are just minutes from the Owyhee River where many find enjoyment fly fishing for football-sized brown trout, rainbows, and more. With 360-degree views from the property, we invite you to set up camp and enjoy. You can have your boat at the dock of the Owyhee Reservoir in 25 minutes - or simply take a drive to enjoy the views, paddleboard, fish, swim, hike, hunt, off-road, and more. You'll find a local hot spring along the way to the Reservoir. Local restaurants and grocery options are as close as 20 minutes, and one burger joint even delivers! The sunrise over the valley and sunset over Mitchell Butte and the Owyhee Mountains just cannot be beat. Occasional wind storms crop up, so be prepared for that! Gentle pets are welcome. A round pen for horses/mules *may* be available for larger four-legged friends. Most do get cell phone service, and if you need anything - we are happy to help!
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The Bullock Ranch

2 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Murphy, ID
Welcome to The Bullock Ranch. We are a 5 acre ranch with amazing views of The Owyhee Mountains. If you are looking for a quiet stay with beautiful mountain scenery and the best stargazing nights BOOK WITH US AND ENJOY YOUR STAY! We are Pet Friendly so bring your furry friends along. NO ATV'S OR DIRT BIKES ALLOWED at our Hipcamp. Learn more about this land: Welcome to Our Ranch! If you are looking for a quiet stay with beautiful mountain scenery and the best stargazing nights BOOK WITH US AND ENJOY YOUR STAY!  We are Pet Friendly so bring your furry friends along.  NO ATV'S OR DIRT BIKES ALLOWED at our Hipcamp. PLEASE READ THE FULL DESCRIPTION BELOW AS IT WILL HAVE ANSWERS TO A LOT OF FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS. PLEASE CLICK ON THE PICTURES AND TAKE A LOOK AS THEY WILL HAVE PICTURES OF EACH CAMPSITE. Welcome to The Bullock Ranch in the heart of The Owyhee Canyonlands, we look forward to meeting you. We are a small 5 acre ranch located off Hwy 78 (45 mins from Downtown Boise) with many outdoor recreational activities nearby. We have 2 dogs named Breezy and Cinder who will greet you upon arrival and we have three horses named Clyde, Grease and Partner. Sancho is our wonderful friendly miniature donkey who will be begging for scratches and lots of attention. We also have free range chickens and a friendly rooster named King Henry who will get your morning going! We hope you book with us and enjoy your stay!! Here are some nearby attractions: Wilson Creek Trail Head for mountain biking and hiking, ATV access right from the campsites, Givens Hot Springs and CJ Strike Reservoir just a few minutes away. Spend a day up in Silver City and enjoy the old mining history, ATV access. The Owyhee County Historical Museum is 2 miles down the road and is amazing depository of history, a must see. Mountain View Motor Rentals in Murphy has ATV rentals available to enjoy. Take a short drive and try to catch a glimpse of the wild mustang herd nearby. Campsite Descriptions: We are only offering 2 sites at this time. We have a level tent site and a RV site with 30 amp electrical hook up. We do charge $5.00 a day for electrical hookup.  Round about drive way for easy access of trailers. Campfires will be allowed except in the case of a burn ban. We will have 1 open fire pit at site #1  and 1 covered fire pit available for use at site #2. Please bring your own firewood. Refunds: We will set the refund policy for 100% up to 3 days prior to check in. Please do a check on the weather outlook at least 3 days before you arrive to see if the weather will be nice for at least part of your stay. If you cancel within 3 days before your arrival, I am sorry but the system won't provide a refund. If you need to cancel, please cancel at least 3 days prior to your arrival
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A Little Bit Wilder

2 sites · RVs, Tents24 acres · Wilder, ID
25 acres in the agricultural region of canyon county. Our space has easy access for large RVs, and we can accommodate dogs and horses and ATVs. We are close to wine country, hiking, shopping, fishing, and general enjoyment of our beautiful state. we have horses of our own and hey our field three times a year. We also live next-door to happy Valley orchards, which is a very fun walk to take around the cherry trees and enjoy the sunsets.
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Black Cow Ranch

2 sites · RVs10 acres · Emmett, ID
We are a small ranch. You will see us getting our show horses ready to show or get ready for a cutting, irrigating, feeding cattle or horses and working on the property in any way it needs. Our property is situated on a hill so you will see a beautiful view of Squaw Butte and lots of sunsets. Less than 5 miles from BLM land. We have a variety of spaces available. For RV's - one gravel drive with 30 amp and water (no sewer dump) Other spots without out electrical hook ups. We will help you find the best spot upon arrival.
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Sandhill View Campsite ⛺️

1 site · Lodging30 acres · Notus, ID
Nestled in the rolling hills of southwestern Idaho, this high desert campsite offers a breathtaking view of the Treasure Valley. The valley stretches out before you, with its patchwork of green fields, winding rivers, and bustling towns and cities. In the distance, you can see the rugged peaks of the Owyhee Mountains rising up against the blue sky. The campsite itself is situated on a gravel and dirt leveled site for you to pitch your tent on a level spot, with plenty of room to spread out and enjoy the peaceful surroundings. As the sun sets, you settle into your camping chair, watching the stars come out one by one. The cool night air is alive with the sounds of crickets and frogs, and you can't help but feel a sense of peace and tranquility. at the slowly come alive with the twinkling lights of the towns and cities. You know that you've found a special place here. In the morning, you wake up to a chorus of birdsong.From here, you can see for miles, and you feel a sense of awe where the beauty of nature and the peace of the countryside come together to create a truly unforgettable camping experience. vastness and beauty of the Idaho countryside.
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Mini Acres Farm

1 site · RV6 acres · Emmett, ID
6+ acres in the country with central location that is 15 to 20 minute drive to several towns and cities. Lots of large trees that shade grassy park areas. *Got horses?... We have plenty of room for horses, if you’d like, and free access to our riding arena, horse stall and grazing pasture plus riding trails on BLM land. *Got bikes?... Partake in some beautiful, quiet and picturesque country road rides plus nearby off road access to BLM trails. *Like to fish?... If fishing is your thing, there's plenty with many nearby ponds, lakes and rivers. A relaxing countryfied environment!
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The best camping near Lake Owyhee State Park guide

Overview

About

Looking for a remote recreational experience? How does camping on the shore of a secluded desert canyon lake sound? Owyhee reservoir is a 53-mile long lake filling a narrow, deep canyon brimming with colorful volcanic rock formations. You won't find pay phones or cell phone service at the park. Potable water is only available April-October.

Bring your boat or kayak, because that's the focus at this picturesque oasis. Floaters, fishers, swimmers, and skiers are rewarded with cool, clear water. There's a year-round boat ramp (water level permitting.) The park is very short on shade.

McCormack Campground offers 29 electrical sites with water and walk-up camping in eight tent sites. Indian Creek Campground has 21 electrical sites with water. There are two cabins and a dump station.

The road in is very narrow and steep. It's a real challenge if you're towing a large trailer or driving a big RV. But if untamed open spaces and high desert rocks stir your heart, you'll love it here.

Notable campgrounds

  • McCormack Campground: Offers electrical sites with water, tent sites, and modern comforts like hot showers and an RV dump station.
  • Indian Creek Campground: Features electrical sites, cozy cabins, and a boat ramp, with firewood and ice available seasonally.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  • Book your spot online up to 6 months in advance to secure your ideal camping dates.
  • For a spontaneous trip, consider first-come, first-served camping, but arrive early to increase your chances of getting a site.
  • Check the park notices for current conditions to plan your stay around optimal campground availability.
  • Explore nearby camping options if your preferred campground is full, ensuring you don't miss out on the Lake Owyhee experience.

When to go

The best time to visit Lake Owyhee State Park is between March 1 and November 14, when the campgrounds are open and fully operational. Summer months offer warm weather perfect for boating and fishing, but be mindful of water levels affecting boat docks. Off-season visits can be peaceful, but services like potable water may be limited.

Know before you go

  • Prepare for limited connectivity; there are no pay phones or cell service, ensuring a true escape from the daily grind.
  • Check the Bureau of Reclamation website for water levels before planning boating activities.
  • Remember, this is a remote park; the nearest emergency services are 33 miles away in Nyssa, with the closest hospital in Ontario.
  • Adhere to park rules and boating safety regulations to ensure a safe and enjoyable visit.
  • Drive cautiously on the narrow roads leading to the park, especially when sharing the road with campers and boats.

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