Description

Whether you’re a Boise Native, or just visiting, Bad Bear Campground is perfect for a get away. In less than an hour, you’ll find yourself out of the pretty city and into a natural paradise. Wildflowers, wildlife, and wild-times are abundant here! With limited sites, this campground is awesome for mellow moods and a true escape from the hussle and bussle. Enjoy fishing streams, comfort stations, drinking water, party picnic tables, and hiking and running trails. We don’t mean to brag, this site brags for us.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
6 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available

Activities

Offered near the campground.

Biking
Boating
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Climbing
Snow sports
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Bad Bear Campground.

Beach
Cave
Forest
Hot spring
Lake
River, stream, or...
Swimming hole
Waterfall
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The vibe at Bad Bear Campground

4907 ftListing's elevation
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Hipcamper Anna
Anna W.
didn't provide a recommendation.
June 5th, 2017

Bad Bear is a nice little campsite outside of Idaho City. The sites are good size with adequate privacy. There is lots of tree cover for shade during those warm summer days, and a babbling brook at the back of the campground. Each site had a picnic table, fire ring, and there is a well for water and a vault toilet. We enjoyed our stay here, mostly because there wasn't anyone else camping in the campground when we were there in mid-July! Score!

Hipcamper Debbie  T.
recommends this listing.
August 22nd, 2018
Hipcamper Anna W.
recommends this listing.
June 5th, 2017
Park
Boise National Forest
State
Idaho
Country
United States
Phone Number
(208) 373-4100
Directions
View on Google Maps
Official Website
View Website
Coordinates
43.901° N, 115.708° W
Unknown price
Tent / RV / Trailer: 6 Sites
(Up to 6 people per site)

Safety at Hipcamp

Inclusion Policy

We have a zero-tolerance policy against discrimination at Hipcamp and are committed to helping our Host and Hipcamper community be inclusive.

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Hosting Standards

All Hosts should review and adhere to these standards around providing a positive Hipcamp experience, being a thoughtful neighbor, and serving as a responsible citizen.

Hipcamper Standards

All Hipcampers should review and adhere to these standards for safety, trip preparation, and respect in order to uphold Hipcamp’s most important value: “leave it better.”

Safety partners

Recreate Responsibly

  1. Know before you go
  2. Practice physical distancing
  3. Plan ahead
  4. Play it safe
  5. Explore locally
  6. Leave no trace
  7. Build an inclusive outdoors

Leave No Trace

  1. Plan ahead and prepare
  2. Travel and camp on durable surfaces
  3. Dispose of waste properly
  4. Leave what you find
  5. Minimize campfire impacts
  6. Respect wildlife
  7. Be considerate of other visitors

National Weather Service

We integrate with the National Weather Service to provide valuable fire advisories to Hosts and Hipcampers. Real-time Red Flag Warnings and Fire Weather Watch Warnings help keep our community safe.

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