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Tons of beach area, not many people!

Be careful as the drive is a little sketchy. The water is clean and there is tons of beach area! Bring the kayaks and get paddling!

Be careful the drive is crazy!

Many people have died driving back in this dirt road on the edge of the reservoir. So be very careful. Once you make it though you have a very nice spot only 45 minutes away from town on the river!

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just a place to stop and rest

convenient. right off the highway. no frills. good fishing in More’s creek.

Very Clean and Friendly

Friendly folks and very clean facilities. Exactly what you expect from a KOA.

Crowded and Loud

This campground was recommended to me by some Boise locals. I arrived at dusk and it was very crowded. Short walk to the hot springs. They’re not that hot, and there were 50 people scrambling for a spot. It is right off the road, so it’s at least convenient. Facilities were clean.

Primarily RV with nice Tent area

This is primarily an RV park, with monthly rates. It is very well manicured and maintained.

There is however a nice tenting area with plenty of shade and grass. This is separate from the RVs and you might be the only one in the tent area. There was only one other group during our stay of a few days. Leave your vehicle in the parking area and walk to your site.

It's a good place to stop if you're on your way through, or visiting in the area. Much nicer than anything else in the area.

Small, near highway

It’s close to the highway 55 so it’s kind of loud with traffic. Very close to the river so bring your swimsuit

Perfect getaway. Woods, hikes, and water

Lots of caterpillars!!!!! Water is fairly dirty near the shore as there are cows roaming near-by

Love variety spots for fishing, campground perfect for privacy.

This is really popular area difficult to get spots you want but worth it. Great fishing spots.

Chapparal Campground

This is a great this is a great Campground out of town little bit Dusty but beautiful scenery

Quite a trip to get here

It is a nice place and there is a lot to do if you have a boat. There isn’t anything around so take what you need and just enjoy the simple life while you’re there. The road is dirt for some 10 miles to get you there, and it was washboard at times. The campground is clean and the hosts are really nice. We went when the caterpillars were hatching so they were everywhere but it wasn’t a big deal. We had a really quiet spot. All sites were big.

Beautiful place to be

Deadwood is deep in the mountains and the roads can be a bit rough. Wonderful place to kayak out and watch the osprey dive for dinner. There are some small islands that are worth exploring. Lost of shade and pretty secluded. Has outhouses in designated campgrounds. The beachfronts are gorgeous but was very smokey due to fires

Birding and fishing

Very hot with little to no shade. The best part of this place is watching the birds of prey and the scenic canyon veiws. Fishing is pretty good here but people are rude and don't pack out their trash.

Good place to swim and boat

So hot and no shade. If it were not close to the water you may not have a way to beat the heat. It was beyond crowded and hard to find a secluded spot to camp away from others. Only pro is its close to town and you can swim, fish, and boat.

Hot no shade, great for rockhounds

Very hot with little shade. Large camping spots. Lots of cute little snakes. Great for star gazing and searching for thunder eggs

Easy access to Hot Springs

Many sites available and an easy hike to more hotsprings along the Payette River. Lots of tree cover. There was a forest fire in the area recently so be mindful if there's still damaged area (have not been here since 2016).

Easy access car camping

If you're needing a quick getaway for the weekend but cant go too far from Boise/Meridian, Swan Falls is the place for you! Both the idaho power side and further down the gravel road gives you numerous options for camping. Dam makes for great fishing too!

Nice hole in the forest

Good basic campground tucked into the forest.

Idaho Power Campground

We camped at the Idaho Power campground- the bugs were horrible-apparently they do not spray. No hookups. We were not impressed. Cost an extra $10.00 to reserve a spot on line.

Great Hot Springs, nice campground

I stayed here one weeknight. It was pretty crowded during the day with many people visiting the hot springs, but cleared out by evening. The bathrooms were relatively clean - considering the numbers of visitors during the day, however one was completely out of toilet paper, and the other was running very low (luckily I had my own)

At my campsite there wasn’t really anywhere that was a designated place for my tent - no completely level surface. I made the most of what I had available and was reasonably comfortable during the night. Multiple late night arrivals to camp made for poor sleep though - driving in with headlights then flashlights shining everywhere well after midnight while the new neighbors were setting up tents.

The hot springs were great! I didn’t soak in the ones right beside the campsites both because they were quite hot, but also because of the biting horseflies. But the area down the trail beside the river was great!

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Fun spot

We stayed here in the summer of 2017. it didn’t look like much as we pulled up, because there were a lot of trees that had been burned in a recent fire. however, we had a lot of fun. we discovered the river that ran behind the campground there and spent quite a bit of time there just hanging out. You could definitely hear the roar of cars since it was pretty close to the highway, but it wasn’t overly distracting. overall had a fun time with the family!

Amazing weekend with friends

We came here the first weekend of the summer it was open, so it was definitely cold. Our campsite hadn’t been used since fall, so it was pretty overgrown when we got there and we had to our our tent on top of smashed down long grass. It didn’t matter. This place was amazingly beautiful. there is a great hike right off the campground suitable for kids or adults. There are two spots that have an amazing view. However, they were first come first serve. We snagged one for the second night since the people there had left. It was a no frills place and we were dirtier than usual since there was no running water. it also had no firewood for sale, so we hauled ours up. We knew all this going in, so it didn’t matter. We had a great time.

Hidden hotsprings getaway

Pine flats is a less traveled to hotsprings destination. There are only 3 pools and two are located on the mountainside overlooking the river and the third is located down on the river (when the river is high, it washes out). It is a bit of a dangerous hike down to the last pool so not a great destination for kids. Make sure to bring headlamps if you plan to go at night.

Waterfall hotsprings

Kirkham is by far one of my favorite spots, especially during the fall and spring. The gate entrance closes during the winter but you can still walk in and access the natural hot springs. If you’re visiting Idaho, this is a must see! the hotsprings waterfall into small pools alongside the ice cold river. The only downside is that it can get very crowded on the weekends.

Beach camping at Arrowrock

Arrowrock is a great and easy weekend get away. It’s only about 1.5 hours from Boise. It can get very crowded on holidays and weekends though so try to arrive early. Most people just camp out on the beach wherever you can find space. If you have a boat you can put it in the water right off the beach and camp next to it.

FYI- more residential than campers

This RV Park is a mix of full time rv and manufactured home tenants and a few rv campers. Set right in front of railroad track right off the road. Lots of shade and large rv gravel pads. Not what I was expecting on our road trip.

Best little Campgound in the area!

Best little Campgound in the area! Sits right on the Snake River, large grassy area with lots of shade, Cabins, tent sites, limited full hookups, electric, covered picnic tables, small boat dock, 2 horseshoe pits excellent catfishing, supplied fire rings (you can buy wood there), they just added a TeePee! The host, Turk, and his wife, Meghan, are absolutely, by far the best camp hosts we've ever dealt with. Dogs are allowed. BEST SUNSETS EVER!

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Peace and quiet farmland

Found this campsite thru a free site. Beautiful trees line Cow Hollow and history from American-Japanese work/labor camp back in 1942. The town's people we met were amazing. The site takes donations but the city will tell you $10/night. BUT, even paying the $10, you have electric and water hook-ups, two baseball fields, two small parks, basketball/tennis court. Weekends consists of events. We stayed 14 days in tents and had a wedding, church festival and another wedding coming up the weekend we were leaving. Weekdays are quiet. Grassy areas for tents, gravel for RVs. Nice fire rings donated by a Boy Scouts group and brick bbq grills, picnic tables, restrooms and showers.

12 miles or so towards Lake Owyhee, Snively Hot Springs is to your left before going over the cattle guard. The rocky canyons, Snake River and starry nights are incredible!

Camp in an old mining town

Free campsites right on the edge of town next to creek. The ride up is worth it!