Top 5 Best Places to Camp in Idaho

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Top 5 Best Places to Camp in Idaho

Squeezed between Montana and our home state of Oregon, Idaho is one of the fairly unknown treasures when traveling the Northwest. Idaho has a large number of places to camp, sporting eleven national and state parks.

Are you planning a trip and need a good place to unload your teardrop? Here are five of the best places to camp in the Gem State.

1. Massacre Rocks State Park

Southern Idaho is home to the majestic Massacre Rocks state park. Boasting a museum, lakes to jet ski, and countless historical areas as you hike, this should be the highlighted stop on your journey. If you are feeling adventurous, rock climbing and water skiing should be on your agenda as well.

The campgrounds also offer varying levels of pet-friendly walking trails. If you want to burn calories while soaking in the scenery you can’t go wrong with this park.

2. Bear Lake State Park

This park is located right on Bear Lake, is an easy drive to Minnetonka Cave, the Cache National Forest, and the National Oregon Trail Center. Boating is the main attraction on site, and it isn’t out of the question to see a number of boats on the water in the summer time.

The available aquatic activities include sail boating, windsurfing, and kayaking. Scuba diving is also very popular among campers, and a short walk down the trail will have you underwater in no time!

3. Castle Rocks State Park

The Smoky Mountain is the backdrop for this iconic park and is two miles from the National Rocks Reserve. Your new teardrop trailer will look great on a campsite that has easy to difficult hiking trails, rock climbing, and horseback riding.

The local fishing reservoir is a short drive away, and there are a number of options available to keep your entire family entertained.

4. Little Bear Ranch

Located just outside of the town of Rebecca, the Little Bear Ranch sports two excellent sites on the campground. The campground is located near Lake Pend Oreille, and also offers a hiking/biking trail. Easy access to Farragut State Park also makes this campground an amazing attraction.

5. Sawtooth Soul

Right off the edge of the Payette River, the Sawtooth Soul camp is another excellent place to explore in Idaho. The 3.5-acre campground has a hiking trail, areas to ride off road vehicles, and you can even go white water rafting!

If you set out for a weekend adventure, an hour’s drive will lead you to more streams and lakes, hiking trails, and fly fishing. The affordable pricing and access to electricity will also appeal to the younger travelers in your group.

Best Places to Camp in Idaho: Wrap Up

Looking back at the best places to camp in the Gem state, there’s something in this list for everyone in your family. Whether it be rock climbing, jet skiing, or horseback riding, you can’t go wrong with any of the campgrounds listed above.

Interested in getting your next trip started? Contact us to get more information about our trailers and you will be on the road in no time!

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