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Places to Camp near Banks, ID

453 Reviews

Banks, ID is a great camping destination for adventurers of all types. There's so much to see and do, from exhilarating hikes or bike rides to exploring the local dining and shopping. Search nearby campsites and find top-rated spots from other campers.

Best Camping Sites Near Banks, ID (172)

  1. Camper-submitted photo from Pine Flats (ID)

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    Pine Flats (ID)

    13 Reviews
    26 Photos
    135 Saves
    Lowman, Idaho

    Overview

    Pine Flats Campground is located a few miles west of Lowman, Idaho, along the Banks-Lowman Highway at an elevation of 3,700 feet. Visitors enjoy rafting, kayaking and fishing on the South Fork Payette River, and soaking in the hot springs at the river's edge.

    Recreation

    The South Fork Payette River flows next to the site, down a small hill, and offers trout fishing, rafting and kayaking. The Danskin River Access area is 5 miles west of the campground. A 1/4-mile nature trail begins in the campground and leads to a natural hot springs soaking pool on the riverside.

    Facilities

    The campground contains several single and double-family sites, most of which are accessible, each with a picnic table and campfire ring with grill. Vault toilets, drinking water and trash collection are provided. Roads and parking spurs are paved, as are some campsite pads.

    Natural Features

    Towering Ponderosa pines cover the campground, offering partial shade in most sites. Summer wildflowers dot the landscape. Deer and elk may be seen wandering through the campground on occasion.

    Nearby Attractions

    Numerous natural hot springs pools can be found along the Banks-Lowman Highway, also known as the Wildlife Canyon Scenic Byway. The area offers scenic views, wildlife watching, historical information kiosks and several trail opportunities. Whitewater rafting and kayaking are popular activities on the South Fork and Main Payette Rivers. Several companies in the area offer guided half and full-day trips.

    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Trash
    • Drinking Water
    • Toilets

    $15 / night

  2. Camper-submitted photo from Pine Flats Campground

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    Pine Flats Campground

    8 Reviews
    22 Photos
    172 Saves
    Garden Valley, Idaho
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs

    $15 - $30 / night

  3. Camper-submitted photo from Boise Riverside RV Park

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    Boise Riverside RV Park

    18 Reviews
    33 Photos
    92 Saves
    Garden City, Idaho

    Nestled in the Treasure Valley right on the Boise River, we are close to many area attractions. Boise RV parks offers a full range of enjoyment for the whole family and facilities for group gatherings. Our friendly and personalized service will be waiting to make your family or group's stay comfortable and enjoyable. We offer clean restroom facilities, hot showers, laundry facilities, river and greenbelt access surrounded by large commons areas.

    • Pets
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs

    $53 - $95 / night

  4. Camper-submitted photo from Sugarloaf Campground — Lake Cascade State Park

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    Sugarloaf Campground — Lake Cascade State Park

    20 Reviews
    70 Photos
    112 Saves
    Cascade, Idaho

    45 sites, no hook-ups. Central drinking water. Nice tent living pads. Vault restrooms. Boat Ramp with handling docks. Great birding area. Secluded campground.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
  5. Camper-submitted photo from Swinging Bridge

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    Swinging Bridge

    5 Reviews
    21 Photos
    31 Saves
    Banks, Idaho

    Overview

    Swinging Bridge Campground is located 10 miles north of Banks, Idaho just off Highway 55 at an elevation of 4,000 feet. The North Fork Payette River flows next to the highway, where extreme kayaking is a popular activity.

    Recreation

    The North Fork of the Payette River is a very popular location for expert kayaking. Whitewater rafting is nearby on the Main and South Fork sections of the Payette River. Anglers will find good to excellent fishing for whitefish and rainbow trout.

    Facilities

    The campground contains single-family sites, each with a picnic table and campfire ring. Vault toilets are provided. Roads and parking spurs are paved. Because of its proximity to the highway, some noise from passing traffic is to be expected.

    Natural Features

    The campground is situated is a scenic canyon just above Highway 55. The mountains are forested with a mix of Ponderosa and lodgepole pines and shade is plentiful within most of the campground. Summer days are warm, reaching 80-90 degrees; nights are cooler.

    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Trash
    • Firewood Available
    • Drinking Water

    $18 / night

  6. Camper-submitted photo from Kirkham Campground -- Temporarily CLOSED (Day Use Only)

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    Kirkham Campground -- Temporarily CLOSED (Day Use Only)

    12 Reviews
    22 Photos
    106 Saves
    Lowman, Idaho

    Overview

    Kirkham Campground is located next to the South Fork Payette River just east of Lowman, Idaho, along Highway 21 at an elevation of 4,000 feet. Visitors enjoy soaking in popular Kirkham Hot Springs on the banks of the river and exploring the scenic Kirkham Ridge Trail.

    Recreation

    Popular Kirkham Hot Springs is located at the river's edge within the campground. A trail with staircases leads down to the soaking pools and small steaming waterfalls. The South Fork Payette River offers whitewater rafting, kayaking and trout fishing. The Deadwood and Danskin River Access areas are nearby. Kirkham Ridge Trail is one of the Lowman Ranger District's premier trails. It begins less than 1/4-mile away and stretches through beautiful country for 35 miles, connecting with many other trails in the area. It is open to hiking, mountain biking and horses. Sections of the trail are open seasonally to off-road vehicles.

    Facilities

    The campground contains several single-family sites and one double site, all of which are accessible. Each site is equipped with a picnic table and campfire ring with grill. Some sites have small picnic shelters for shade. Vault toilets, drinking water and trash collection are provided. A campground host is on-site. Roads and parking spurs are paved. A small gas station/cafe and mechanic are nearby.

    Natural Features

    The campground offers little shade, though a few Ponderosa pines are scattered throughout the site. The campground can be very hot and sunny during the summer. Wildflowers dot the landscape.

    Nearby Attractions

    Numerous natural hot springs pools can be found along Highway 21, also known as the Ponderosa Pine Scenic Byway, and the Banks-Lowman Highway, also known as the Wildlife Canyon Scenic Byway. Both byways offer scenic views, wildlife watching, historical information kiosks and several trail opportunities. Whitewater rafting and kayaking are popular activities on the South Fork and Main Payette Rivers. Several companies in the area offer guided half and full-day trips.

    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Trash
    • Drinking Water
    • Toilets
  7. Camper-submitted photo from Hot Springs

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    Hot Springs

    4 Reviews
    28 Photos
    74 Saves
    Garden Valley, Idaho

    Overview

    Hot Springs Campground is located just east of Garden Valley, Idaho along the Banks-Lowman Highway at an elevation of 3169 feet. Visitors enjoy rafting, kayaking, fishing on the South Fork Payette River, and soaking in the hot springs at the river's edge.

    Recreation

    The South Fork Payette River is across the road from the campground, offering fishing, whitewater rafting, and kayaking. A natural hot springs soaking pool is located on the river directly across the road and down a staircase.

    Facilities

    The campground contains three accessible group sites with picnic and serving tables, grills and campfire circles with benches. Sites 1 and 2 can accommodate up to 200 people each; Site 3 can accommodate up to 50 people. Vault toilets, drinking water and trash collection are provided. Because of its proximity to the highway, some noise from passing traffic is to be expected.

    Natural Features

    The campground is situated at the foot of a forested hillside. Towering Ponderosa pines are scattered throughout the site, offering partial shade. Summer wildflowers dot the landscape.

    Nearby Attractions

    Numerous natural hot springs pools can be found along the Banks-Lowman Highway, also known as the Wildlife Canyon Scenic Byway. The area offers scenic views, wildlife watching, historical information kiosks, and several hiking opportunities. Whitewater rafting and kayaking are popular activities on the South Fork and Main Payette Rivers. Several companies in the area offer guided half and full-day trips.

    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Trash
    • Firewood Available

    $150 - $300 / night

  8. Camper-submitted photo from Sagehen Creek

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    Sagehen Creek

    5 Reviews
    16 Photos
    77 Saves
    Ola, Idaho

    Overview

    Sagehen Creek Campground is located on the shores of the scenic Sagehen Reservoir at an elevation of 4997 feet. Visitors enjoy boating, fishing, exploring Joe's Creek Trail, as well as utilizing the non-motorized Sagehen Reservoir Trail.

    Recreation

    Sagehen Reservoir offers great boating, canoeing, and rainbow trout fishing. A boat ramp and dock are located within the campground.There is a 15 mph speed limit on the reservoir. Hiking, biking, horse, and ATV trails are abundant in the area, including Joe's Creek Trail, which begins not far from the campground. The Sagehen Reservoir Trail, a 4-mile loop around the lake, offers great fishing spots, beautiful viewpoints and wildlife watching opportunities for hikers, mountain bikers and horseback riders. The Sagehen and KYAOTT ATV Trail Systems can be accessed near the reservoir, offering more than 35 miles of trails for ATVs and motorcycles, but hikers, mountain bikers and horseback riders can enjoy these trails as well.

    Facilities

    The campground contains several single-family sites, a few of which are accessible, all with picnic tables and campfire rings. Vault toilets and hand-pumped drinking water are provided. Firewood is available for purchase from the host.

    Natural Features

    The campground is situated in a forest of towering Ponderosa pine, Engelmann spruce, Douglas fir, and grand fir, which provide plentiful shade in most sites. Some sites afford lake views. Summer temperatures range from 80 to 90-degree days to cooler nights. A variety of berries and mushrooms can be found throughout the area. Local wildlife includes deer, elk, black bear, goshawk, woodpeckers, and boreal owls.

    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Firewood Available
    • Drinking Water

    $20 / night

  9. Camper-submitted photo from Deadwood Campground

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    Deadwood Campground

    7 Reviews
    21 Photos
    103 Saves
    Lowman, Idaho

    Overview: Deadwood Campground is a small campground that is located at the scenic confluence of the Deadwood River and the South Fork of the Payette River on the Banks-Lowman Road 17. Visitors enjoy rafting, kayaking and fishing on the South Fork Payette River, and hiking the nearby trails. The campground is adjacent from the river acces point. Natural Features: The campground is situated at the foot of a forested hillside. Towering Ponderosa pines are scattered throughout the site, offering partial shade. Summer wildflowers dot the landscape. Recreation: The Deadwood Ridge trailhead is located in this campground, and the campground also serves as a river access point for the South Fork of the Payette River. Camping use at this site is moderate. Driveway lengths for RV's are limited to camp trailers less than 15 feet in length. Nearby Attractions: Numerous natural hot springs pools can be found along the Banks-Lowman Highway, also known as the Wildlife Canyon Scenic Byway. The area offers scenic views, wildlife watching, historical information kiosks and several trail opportunities. Whitewater rafting and kayaking are popular activities on the South Fork and Main Payette Rivers. Several companies in the area offer guided half and full-day trips.

    • Pets
    • Reservable
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Equestrian
  10. Camper-submitted photo from Montour WMA Campground

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    Montour WMA Campground

    4 Reviews
    2 Photos
    105 Saves
    Sweet, Idaho
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $8 / night


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