Lower portneuf campground
Reviewed Sep. 24, 2021

Pretty and close to town

This used to be open camping in a field but they have recently fenced it in, leaving just 8 camping spots, fairly close together. This is a popular place with full-time nomads. We came on a Thursday morning in late September and there were only two spots left. The river is beautiful, and only about 30 yards away, but not actually visible from the campsites. The KOA, just before the turn off, will let you fill your water tank for free but they charge $10 for a dump. Lava is just minutes away with shops, restaurants, grocery stores etc. The highlight are the hot mineral pools, which are open until 11 PM and are amazing, especially in the evenings in the cooler weather.  Lots to do in the area, there’s a ghost town 30 minutes to the north, a reservoir and soda Springs to the east. The one downside are the trains that pass by a few times a day, and even 1 or 2 at night. They are required to sound their horn’s at the crossing which can be annoying, but not a dealbreaker. Otherwise very quiet.

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