State run Site. Save money with the Idaho State Parks Pass.
RV and tent camping fishing and boating. I have stayed here numerous times. Cell service spotty but can be achieved. Wildlife can be viewed from inside RV. As stated before can get windy at times.
Very close to other places to visit; Yellowstone NP, Mesa Falls, Harriman State Park, Earthquake Lake, Big Spring, really to many to list.
The full service spots are a nice size with a great view of the lake. It does get windy at times. A true gem.
Beautiful lake setting, surounded by snow capped mountains even in July, great fishing, boating, hiking and nature walking. We chose it rather than Yellowstones crowded campgrounds, and were pleasantly surprised it was a nice place to stay on its own merit. Be prepared for wind in your campsite though, allthough beautiful, the mountains all around make for a strong wind tunnel, make sure all is staked down ,lol
Make reservations if possible. Fills up fast. GREAT fishing from shore or boat. There is one grassy area for tents and smaller rv’s and a new section that will accommodate all sizes. New restrooms with showers. Close to Yellowstone National Park.
This was a nice park and the bathrooms were well maintained. The spaces seemed a little close together but wasn't too bad!
Upon our arrival at this campsite we were met with the most spectacular sunsets. The views of three mountain passes and the haze and cloud cover from a forest fire in the distance provided great views. It was windy at times so that limited the cooking we were able to do over an open fire like we typically would. One of the things that we did was purchase a new grill which the boys put together soon after our arrival. L did a bunch of the work and did a great job following the instructions. The campsite had an older section and a newer section. We didn't know this when we booked the site and was fortunate enough to get in the "new" section where the sites and driveway was paved and had new showers and restrooms. Had it not been for the windy conditions this might have been the perfect campsite.
There was a boat launch at the campsite and the lake offers boat rentals from a neighboring marina. The rivers provided better fishing due to the high winds but the views didn't disappoint. On a positive note, the winds kept the bugs away. When the winds died down, the bugs made an appearance and were in plentiful supply.
I am in favor of returning again, it was 15 miles from the West Yellowstone entrance in Montana. So you had easy access to grocery stores, gas stations, as well as one of the most beautiful National Parks in the country.
The view above is of the restroom/shower area. If you look closely, you'll see L near the building. On the roof of the building was a Peregrine Falcon! That happens to be the first one he's seen in the wild up close. He's seen them flying but much further in the distance. He was so incredibly happy that he was able to observe this bird of prey up close.
Very nice campground right on the water. There are both camping spots for campers and tents, as well as a few cabins. The bathrooms are very nice and clean, with showers and flushing toilets. Site we reserved had water and electricity hook ups. Beautiful spot near both West Yellowstone and Island Park. Lots to do including: fishing, hiking, floating the river in Island Park, driving through Yellowstone, horseback riding, etc.
We stayed here for two days and it was just incredible. We experienced unbelievable midnight lightening storms and went on solitary wildflower walks populated by gorgeous trees and loads of deer and chipmunks (bring bug repellent).
Most of the campers are in giant luxury RV's and never seem to leave their rigs so the whole place is quiet and great for watching birds and stormy looking skies across the lake. I was on a two month trip and took some of the best pictures here.
If the Ranger named Richard is around he'll take you on a gorgeous wildflower hike and talk and tell you the secrets of the landscape.
You can't swim in the lake because of the leeches, but you could bring a boat or just park yourself by the side and quietly drink in the magnificence.
Everyone who works there is special--there's young ranger Richard and an older fellow from Georgia who comes out every summer as a volunteer and brings good stories and plenty of advice if you need or want it for local attractions.
This is not to be missed and very nearby big attention-getting Yellowstone so it's often overlooked.
All the facilities were clean and working and the place was very very very well stocked with volunteers who clean, patrol and love the place up big time.
I will definitely go back there again.