- Check in: After 9AM
- Check out: Before 2PM
- Cancellation policy: Strict
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out Weeknight discount: 15% off
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Natural features you'll find at Bear Lake Basecamp! in Idaho.
The Minitonka cave is about 30 mins to the south down the main highway towardS Garden City
The vibe at Bear Lake Basecamp!
Places to see near Chris W.’s Land
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Peaceful, beautiful meadow camping
We had a great stay at this camping spot by Bear Lake! We found the directions very easy to follow (use Chris' directions and not your GPS) and it led us to a beautiful, quiet meadow. We set up camp and appreciated having access to a rustic bathroom and non-potable water. There was a trail leading from our site to the bathroom that was lined with solar-powered pathway lights. Each site had a fire pit and picnic table. Due to fire season, we did not start a fire, but there was available firewood and I'm sure it would have been lovely! This spot was perfect for us as a little stop from the west coast out to Yellowstone National Park.
Chris was super nice but this isnt a very good "camping" spot. This could be ok if you had a trailer and were a very primitive type camper but we just had a tent and 2 kids and dogs with us. The whole site is overgrown, run down and very buggy (yes, its camping, I know). We ended up leaving and camping on Bear Lake. This site was about 40 minutes away from Bear lake.
Actual peace and quiet
Had a Wonderful time! The site was just as described. It was a short drive to Bear Lake (30 minutes) and had a nice town nearby (15 minutes) so we were able to get some odds and ends we forgot. It was nice beaing able to leave the crowded lake and sleep in the middle of the pine and aspen without anyone bothering us. Very peaceful site, totally quiet and could see every star at night. The host was great about directions and the outhouse was a great addition. Will definitely be back!
The area is lovely and comes with a good firepit and well kept outhouse. A good place for hiking and trips to bear lake. There were mosquitos, but starting a fire makes them disappear. Area is not large enough for more than two tents though.
Nice site but extremely lousy host
The campsite was clean and spacious. There was water on site to put out your camp fire. We stayed in camp site two. Campsite one has a outhouse and dry firewood that you can use as long as you replace what you use. But the directions he has posted suck!! The address can’t be found on gps and the grid location by gps takes you on a road that is very rough and narrow and becomes undrivable. We ended up damaging two stabilizer jacks on the rear of our trailer. Two strangers that own land out there came and helped us get turned around and with the use of a chainsaw they made the road passable and showed us how to get to the campsite a safer and easier way. Two weeks before and a week before the camp trip we emailed our host for better directions but he never emailed us back. The site was nice but the directions and the host both suck!!