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7 Epic Camping Spots in Idaho

Dhanashree Khadke Nov 11, 2022
With more than 7 national parks in the 7th least densely populated state of Idaho, it is one of the most loved camping sites for nature enthusiasts.

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Idaho has everything a nature lover could ask for - whether it be mountains, lakes, volcanic sites, waterfalls, forests, or wildlife!
Let's explore the best picks for camping in Idaho!

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Sawtooth National Recreation Area is a gem for campers. It spreads over 750,000 acres and includes numerous scenic campgrounds in it.
Sawtooth National Recreation Area
One of the most popular spots is - Glacier View, situated at Redfish lake with more than 60 campsites.
Lava Flow Campground, Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve
This unique camping spot holds a volcanic history whose residues can be experienced in the form of picturesque lava flows, volcanic rocks, and aged caves.
This volcanic preserve is among the best national parks in Idaho and you can experience exceptional camping moments here.

Reservations are based on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Bruneau Dunes State Park
Two things make this spot especially popular - first, it is close to Boise, which makes it a good option for a quick getaway, and secondly, it has the tallest freestanding dune in North America.
The Broken Wheel campground and Eagle Cove Campground are among the mostĀ  spots containing 50 campsites each.
Falls Campground, Caribou-Targhee National Forest
The Targhee National Forest is outstretched between southeastern Idaho and northwestern Wyoming.

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This small yet splendid campground is situated near the Snake river in Swan valley at a height of 5,100 feet, offering spectacular views of the streams and creeks for visitors.
This is an all-time favorite destination with a plethora of recreational activities like fishing, boating, and surfing.
Lake Cascade State Park
This fourth-largest lake of the state has more than 200 beautiful campsites on its shoreline.
This is the oldest State park with historical heritage in the Pacific Northwest.
Heyburn State Park
It is a perfect option for a 'family-friendly' camping experience. Also popular for hiking, biking, and water sports.
City of Rocks National Reserve
You can indulge in adventurous activities and rock climbing opportunities and trekking in the day and enjoy panoramicĀ  landscapes and sky-gazing vistas at night.