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Bad Bear Picnic Area

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About This Campground

National Forest

Boise National Forest

Overview: Bad Bear Picnic Area and Campground are located 48 miles northeast of Boise, Idaho, in a scenic Ponderosa pine forest along Highway 21 at an elevation of 5,100 feet. Wildlife and summer wildflowers are abundant. Historic Idaho City is just 11 miles south. Mores Creek runs adjacent to the…

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Access

  • Drive-In
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Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)

Features

For Campers

  • Picnic Table
  • Drinking Water
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

Reviews

1 Review of Bad Bear Picnic Area

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Amy S.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2020

Lots of room to roam

Bad Bear picnic area is a nice day use spot across Highway 21 from the Bad Bear Campground.  It is on a creek with a nice picnic area.  It's not a big area, maybe 3 tables.  Good parking access to the tables.

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Location

Bad Bear Picnic Area is located in Idaho

Directions

From Idaho City, Idaho, travel north along State Highway 21 approximately 10 miles. The Bad Bear Picnic area is on the east side of the road, just across State Highway 21, from the Bad Bear Campground.

Coordinates

43.90042093 N
115.70758036 W

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About This Campground

Overview: Bad Bear Picnic Area and Campground are located 48 miles northeast of Boise, Idaho, in a scenic Ponderosa pine forest along Highway 21 at an elevation of 5,100 feet. Wildlife and summer wildflowers are abundant. Historic Idaho City is just 11 miles south. Mores Creek runs adjacent to the site, offering whitefish and rainbow trout fishing. The Picnic area is just across Highway 21 from the Campground. There are picnic tables and a vault toilet. The site is in an open area with shade. Parking spurs are paved. Due to its proximity to the highway, some noise from passing traffic is to be expected. Highway 21, also known as the Ponderosa Pine Scenic Byway, snakes along Mores Creek to Mores Creek Summit, Gold Fork, and Banner Ridge with breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and forest. Numerous trail opportunities are in the area, offering hiking, biking, horseback riding, and ATVing. In winter, the area becomes a playground for backcountry skiers and snowmobilers.

Connection Details

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  • Good- 10+Mbps

    Campers can make calls and send texts & emails, watch an HD movie, play multiplayer games, and more.

  • Fair- 3Mbps-10Mbps

    Campers can make calls, send texts & emails, video chat, stream video, and play online games.

  • Poor- 0Mbps-3Mbps

    Campers might be able check email, send texts, and make calls.

  • Available-

    Campers have been able to connect here but we don’t know the quality of the connection.

  • Unknown-

    Connectivity is not known for this campground.

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