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 – Research tool for finding the best Idaho RV parks and campgrounds.
Idaho RV Parks
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 – 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.
Free RV camping is allowed at the Deadman Hole Recreation Site. Drinking water, vault toilet, boat ramp, and dispersed RV camping sites.
Crater Peak Camp
Crater Lake Camp
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Camp among volcanic rock outcroppings at Craters of the Moon National Monument. The campground has water and RV dump.
20 campsites are available at the Beauty Creek Campground. This USDA Forest Service campground is fully accessible. and has potable water. No reservations.
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.
Just outside Yellowstone National Park, the Henrys Lake State Park offers 44 campsites. Boating, hiking, and great scenery.
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.
Over 1000 acres on a peninsula make up Ponderosa State Park. Water and electric campsites. RV dump available.
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.
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.