Best Places for Camping in Idaho

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Best Places for Camping in Idaho

The summer is starting to come to an end, but the heat hasn't faded and camping season in Idaho doesn't seem to be ending early this year. There are no shortage of beautiful spots for camping in Idaho. As you are panning your getaway, there are many shops in downtown Boise you can get your camping gear at. 

If you're looking to prepare by doing some shopping in Boise, Voxn Clothing is a startup clothing store in Idaho that carries jackets, leggings swimwear, sandals, backpacks and more for your next adventure.

When you're leaving the campground, please remember to leave the spot the way you found it, that way it can be enjoyed by others for many years to come. For your benefit, we have comprised a list of top rated camping spots for your next Idaho adventure. 

The Sawtooth National Recreation Area

The Sawtooth's are a mountain range in Rocky Mountains located in parts of Idaho and Utah. There are many campgrounds spots available to reserve such as the Salmon River Campground. This spot for camping is known for it's scenic beauty and recreational activities for everyone such as trails for hiking, hot springs, lakes for swimming and more. 

Lava Flow Campground

This campground is surrounded by stunning lava rocks of Craters of the Moon National Monument. This is also an International Dark Sky area, so the nighttime star gazing is some of the best in the country.

Bruneau Sand Dunes

This area holds the tallest single-structured sand dune in North America, standing at about 450 feet from the surrounding desert floor. You can even rent sandboards and ride down the dune. In addition to sand dune surfing, this area has great spots for fishing, hiking and horseback riding. The observatory also has a collection of telescopes for stargazing. 

Mack's Creek Park

This campground is a little bit closer to Boise, located only 25 miles from downtown on the Boise River Arm of Lucky Peak Lake. Visitors can enjoy swimming, fishing, water skiing, and lots more activities during their stay. 

Arrowhead RV Park

Located in Cascade, Idaho, this park is a beautiful spot where you can reserve camping space, but you also have the option to reserve a cabin or a yurt. The campground also offers a range of activities such as beading, quilting, carving, and painting for the creative campers. 

Ponderosa State Park

The campgrounds at Ponderosa State Park have a variety of overnight rental options for standard or serviced campgrounds, as well as cabins for small and large groups. In addition to the incredible views of Payette Lake, this campground also has kayaks and canoes available for rent. 

Balanced Rock County Park

This campground is located in Castleford, Idaho is near the famous rock formation that you can hike up to for an amazing view. The campsite has spots all along the creek. While you're here, be sure to stop by the Balanced Rock Community Park, where they have plenty of areas for picnics or fishing. 

Farragut State Park

This state park located in northern Idaho has over 200 individual camping sites, 7 group camping sites and 10 cabins available for rent. The campground also offers activities like hiking mountain biking, fishing, swimming, picnicking, archery, disk golf and horseback riding.