Description

Bring your camping game to the next level! At Shafer Butte you’re gonna feel high on life. Situated atop the Boise Ridge Mountains, at an impressive 7,000 feet in elevation, this campground furnishes sweeping alpine vistas from its single, double and group sites. There’s tons of nearby trails where you can hike, bike, and horseback ride. The two-mile interpretive nature trail Continue reading...
Bring your camping game to the next level! At Shafer Butte you’re gonna feel high on life. Situated atop the Boise Ridge Mountains, at an impressive 7,000 feet in elevation, this campground furnishes sweeping alpine vistas from its single, double and group sites. There’s tons of nearby trails where you can hike, bike, and horseback ride. The two-mile interpretive nature trail is a great family-friendly activity. And even frisbee fanatics can get their fill at the nearby Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area’s 9-hole disc golf courses that are open to the public.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents
No. of sites
7
Access
Hike in (+10 mins)
Group sizes
Up to 8 people per site
Potable water available
Fires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Picnic table available
Beach
Cave
Forest
Hot spring
Lake
River, stream or creek
Swimming hole
Waterfall
Desert
Redwoods
Biking
Boating
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Climbing
Snow sports
Swimming
Wildlife watching
Fishing
Wind sports
OHV
Surfing
Whitewater paddling
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Hipcamper Ghetto
Ghetto
didn't provide a recommendation.
July 29th, 2015

There's a picture of a lake associated with this campground, there is no water in the area. Great mountain biking from lower lodge of ski area, see local trail guide. Excellent hiking as well. During the summer months there is a BBQ from something like 11-7PM.

Hipcamper Erin
Erin
didn't provide a recommendation.
July 7th, 2016

Great family spot!! Campsite is a short walk from the parking lot so plan on packing it in :) No water available but there are vault toilets. Sites are partially shaded, w/ pinic tables & firepits w/grills. Great view of the stars from camp, and a short walk to the day use area early in the a.m. will give you a sunrise view to remember!! 1 mi interpretive trail is a great family hike with a cool rock outcrop about 1/2 way. Additional trails provide further opportunities to explore :) Close to Bogus and all their summer trails have to offer, as well.

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Hipcamper Mark
Mark
didn't provide a recommendation.
August 11th, 2017

Stayed in walk-in site number 10 which on the ledge with the best view of the canyon might be the most liberating spot. And it was one of the closest to the car so easy access. Toliets were very clean, air was fresh, and neighbors were friendly. It's pretty quiet up there, and only a 40 minute drive from Boise. The trail is very close and you have to pay to part. Self-service station at the top if you don't have reservations already. You have views of Bogus Mountain, which, a short drive away has mounting biking, wall climbing, summer tubing, and tampoline bungee jump. That's also your only place to eat if you don't pack your own.

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Hipcamper Carrie
doesn't recommend this listing.
June 29th, 2018
Hipcamper Mark
recommends this listing.
August 11th, 2017
Park
Boise National Forest
State
Idaho
Phone Number
(208) 373-4100
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
43.781° N, 116.085° W
Unknown price
Tent Only - Hike In: 7 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)