Hipcamp host Chris W.
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Our Bear Lake Bascamp is perfect for boondocking or pitch a tent and camp in our 5 acres meadow or find a small shady spot in the 5 acres of  quakies and pine trees!  Off grid camping! OHV trails (ride from camp), bring your mountain bikes or even just go for a hike. Located at the edge of the Caribou-Targhe National Forest, Montpelier Ranger District, Idaho. The sunrises are
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Our Bear Lake Bascamp is perfect for boondocking or pitch a tent and camp in our 5 acres meadow or find a small shady spot in the 5 acres of  quakies and pine trees!  Off grid camping! OHV trails (ride from camp), bring your mountain bikes or even just go for a hike. Located at the edge of the Caribou-Targhe National Forest, Montpelier Ranger District, Idaho. The sunrises are amazing and in the evening you can listen to the coyotes off in the distance. It is open in the winter for snowshoeing or snowmobiling in with wood ready for the fire pit!  Recommend, that when you first arrive, build a small fire in the fire pit and the smoke will get rid of any of the bugs around.  We get up there about 1 time a month and mow/trim the path, parking and work on the trails in the pines.   Turn left at the smile face....When you see it, you'll know what I mean ;)  Please be respectful of others who have property in the area as well.  Don't climb over anyone's fences.   
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, trailers, vans and truck campers
2 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Toilet available
Pets allowed
No campfires
Amenities
Picnic table available
Bins available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Camping vehicle details
Generators allowed
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Have a question? Send Chris a message!
  • 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

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Hiking
Off-roading (OHV)
Snow sports
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Bear Lake Basecamp! in Idaho.

Cave

The Minitonka cave is about 30 mins to the south down the main highway towardS Garden City

Forest
Mountainous
Prairie, meadow, ...

The vibe at Bear Lake Basecamp!

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Hipcamper Britney

My family and i absolutely loved st

Britney F.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
July 6th, 2019

It was such a wonderful place to stay! Very accommodating and the area was beautiful!

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Hipcamper Hank

The site was beautiful & serene.

Hank A.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
July 13th, 2019

Beautiful & serene. A great place to decompress.

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Hipcamper William

Awesome off grid yet close to lake!

William P.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
July 21st, 2019

Was really nice area, trees provided plenty of shade. Nice areas to pitch tents and park a trailer. Very well kept camp.

Hipcamper Leah, Tony, and Matt!

Peaceful, beautiful meadow camping

Leah, Tony, And Matt! F.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
August 4th, 2020

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.

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Hipcamper Aubrey
Aubrey G.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Site 2)
July 8th, 2018

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.

Hipcamper Stephen

Actual peace and quiet

Stephen W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
July 14th, 2019

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!

Hipcamper Jef
Jef H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
September 2nd, 2019

Campsite was maintained well and private. Was a perfect spot for us. It was a bit hard to find, but we Had an incredible time. Would love to rent the campsite again

Hipcamper Landon
Landon P.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
June 14th, 2020

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.

Hipcamper Henry

Nice site but extremely lousy host

Henry M.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Site 2)
June 21st, 2020

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!!

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Property
Chris W.’s Land
State
Idaho
Country
United States
$16/night
2 Sites
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