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Idaho RV Camping

Idaho RV camping

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Idaho RV Camping

Idaho RV camping can be found all over the state, and of course you’ll find those famous potatoes when searching for camping sites in Idaho. Private RV parks and public campgrounds offer facilities from primitive campsites to full service RV resorts. Free dispersed RV camping (boondocking) is widely available on BLM, Forest Service, and State Wildlife Management Areas.



Idaho RV Parks

  • Idaho RV Parks – Research tool for finding the best Idaho RV parks and campgrounds.
  • Federal RV Camping Information

  • NationalPark Service – NPS information about Idaho RV camping in National Park Service campgrounds.
  • US Forest Service manages two regions in Idaho.

  • USFS Idaho South
    USFS information about the eight National Forests and RV camping in Idaho. Thousands of developed campsites and great dispersed RV camping locations.
  • USFS Idaho Panhandle
    Campground guide for the Idaho panhandle area managed by the US Forest. Includes RV camping information.
  • Bureau of Land Management – BLM information about lands managed in Idaho. BLM manages 8.4 million acres of public land, with over 50 developed recreation areas. Free dispersed RV camping (boondocking) is encouraged on BLM lands in Idaho.
  • US Army Corps of Engineers – USACE/COE information about Corps lakes in Idaho. RV camping facilities are available at two USACE administered lakes in Idaho.
  • US Fish and Wildlife Service – FWS information about National Wildlife Refuges in Idaho. Not all refuges allow camping, so check carefully.
  • State RV Camping Information

  • Idaho State Parks offer a wide variety of campgrounds. RV camping locations from the mountains to the plains with almost unlimited recreation opportunities are located throughout the state.
  • Idaho Fish and Game – Information and directions to Idaho’s Wildlife Management Areas…many allow RV camping.
  • Official Idaho State Tourism Website – Where to go, and what to do inIdaho. Idaho RV camping suggestions are included.
  • Idaho Power Parks – Several parks provide public RV camping on a first come first serve basis.
  • Camping Reservations

  • Camping Reservations – Make your Idaho State and Federal campground reservations in advance and your campsite will be waiting when you arrive.
  • Idaho RV Dump Stations

  • RVDumps.com – Places to dump your RV in Idaho.
  • Sanidumps.com – Idaho RV dump stations listed by town.
  • Idaho Free RV Camping

    Public Lands offer virtually unlimited free boondocking/dispersed Idaho RV camping locations. You can get free RV camping location tips from the USFS (US Forest Service) Ranger Districts and the BLM (Bureau of Land Management) Field Offices. Use the above links to find their contact information and web sites, and asked for “recommended dispersed camping locations”.

    The following are just a few examples of great free RV camping locations in Idaho. Boondocking/Dispersed Camping has tips for finding great remote RV camping locations.




    CHALLIS Challis Idaho RV Camping
    Free RV camping is allowed at the Deadman Hole Recreation Site. Drinking water, vault toilet, boat ramp, and dispersed RV camping sites.

    CLARKIA Clarkia Idaho RV Camping
    Two BLM administered campgrounds are available for free RV camping. These campgrounds have no facilities, and are well off the beaten path. Suitable for smaller RVs.

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  • ELMIRA Elmira Idaho RV Camping
    10 day limit RV camping is allowed on the McArthur Lake WMA. This wildlife management area has designated an an area just north of the dam for camping.

    HOWE Howe Idaho RV Camping
    50 miles from the nearest town, the Summit Creek Recreation Site has 7 campsites with fire rings, picnic tables, and vault toilets. Great wildlife viewing and fishing area.

    OAKLEY Oakley Idaho RV Camping
    Primitive dispersed RV camping(boondocking) is permitted at the Big Cottonwood WMA. This wildlife management area offers stays of no more than 10 days in any 30 day period.

    SILVER CITY Silver City Idaho RV Camping
    Don’t let the ghosts frighten you away from great free Idaho RV camping at the Silver City Campground. This partially restored ghost town offers free camping off the beaten path. Check road conditions before heading into unfamiliar areas.

    TENDOY Tendoy Idaho RV Camping
    Located along the Lewis and Clark Scenic Byway, the BLM Agency Creek Campground offers 4 campsites with biking, fishing, OHV riding, wildlife viewing and more. Primitive campground with vault toilet.

    Idaho Public Campgrounds

    Idaho RV camping is available at a wide variety of public campgrounds. From the Craters of the Moon, to City of Rocks, you can find the best campsites in Idaho. The following are only a few examples of the many great Idaho RV camping locations available.

    ALMO Almo Idaho RV Camping
    RV Camping is managed for the City of Rocks National Reserve by the State of Idaho. Campsites amid granite spires makes for a unique Idaho RV camping experience.

    ARCO Arco Idaho RV Camping
    Camp among volcanic rock outcroppings at Craters of the Moon National Monument. The campground has water and RV dump.

    COEUR d’ALENE Coeur d' Alene Idaho RV Camping
    20 campsites are available at the Beauty Creek Campground. This USDA Forest Service campground is fully accessible. and has potable water. No reservations.

    DUBOIS Dubois Idaho RV Camping
    A short distance off I-15 is the Stoddard Creek Campground. Running water, restrooms, hiking trails, and each campsite has a picnic table, fire ring, barbecue grill.

    ISLAND PARK Island Park Idaho RV Camping
    Just outside Yellowstone National Park, the Henrys Lake State Park offers 44 campsites. Boating, hiking, and great scenery.

    LEWISTON Lewiston Idaho RV Campingp
    Standard and water/electric campsites are available at Hells Gate State Park. This is the gateway to Hells Canyon, the deepest river gorge in North America. Camping reservations recommended.

    McCALL
    McCall Idaho RV Camping
    Over 1000 acres on a peninsula make up Ponderosa State Park. Water and electric campsites. RV dump available.

    MOUNTAIN HOME Mountain Home Idaho RV Camping
    RV camping is available at Bruneau Dunes State Park. The highest sand dune in North America is located in this park near the 82 water and electric campsites.

    PINEHURSTPinehurst Idaho RV Camping
    9 miles north of I-90 is the Bumblebee Campground. USDA Forest Service campground has 25 RV Camping sites with potable water.

    More Idaho Public Campgrounds

    Besides the public Idaho RV camping information listed above, some Idaho counties have camping facilities, some of them free. Idaho Power also has campgrounds in the Hell’s Canyon area. Try a Google search such as…

    Idaho county park camping (no quotation marks) – which will show you more RV camping locations.

    The location map images for finding RV camping locations in Idaho are derived from DeLorme Topo 6.0 Software and used with their exclusive permission. The newest version Topo USA 8.0 National Edition now available covers the entire USA with highly detailed maps that can be zoomed in or out, moved, printed, and interfaced with GPS units. 3-D views, tracking and route planning, as well as map annotation ability are included. BLM administered lands are available free with registration of the program. A great tool to help locate Idaho RV camping locations.

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      Federal Public Land
      RV Camping Information

      US Forest Service - USFS - Describes USFS policies and rules about RV camping. Information about dispersed camping, and tips on how to find great free RV camping sites.

      National Park Service (NPS) - General information about RV camping and campgrounds in US National Parks. With campgrounds in the most historic and scenic places in the country, the NPS offers some of the best places for RV camping.

      US Army Corp of Engineers (USACE/COE ) - USACE (perhaps better know as COE) manages water recreation areas throughout the USA. Information about finding USACE lakes, RV camping possibilities, and rules and policies for use of these water based recreation areas is included.

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