Places to Camp near Boise, ID

Famous for sunshine, good weather, and good snow, Boise deserves a spot on any adventurer’s bucket list. Idaho is an outdoors paradise on its own, and Boise is the jumping-off point for any good Idaho adventure.

The best camping near Boise is just outside of the city in the sprawling Boise National Forest. While Boise itself isn’t filled with camping, a handful of RV parks are available. It isn’t a long drive to get from the Boise area to any of the surrounding national forests, so day-trippers seeking more traditional accommodations can easily stay in Boise or Nampa, ID. If you’re looking for campgrounds, Boise National Forest is filled with campsites that are both reservable and first-come, first-served.

Best Camping Sites Near Boise, ID (137)

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    1.

    Boise Riverside RV Park

    19 Reviews
    34 Photos
    94 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

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    Mountain View RV Park

    11 Reviews
    12 Photos
    61 Saves
    Boise, Idaho

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    The City of Trees. We're the only RV Park in the city limits of Boise. As Idaho's most populated city, Boise offers a variety of attractions. From amazing restaurants and entertainment venues, to our scenic mountains and rivers. 

    We offer Good Sam and AAA discounts for our nightly guests. With 60 pull-thru full hook-up sites; complete with 20,30& 50 amp service, city water, waste dump, asphalt pads, lawns at each site, and shade trees at some sites. Unfortunately, we do not offer cable television with over 50 channels found over the air. Our on-site management ensures a safe, secure, clean, well maintained, and friendly environment. Close to BSU(3.5 miles), close to downtown Boise(4 miles), Boise Airport, restaurants, Green Belt, Boise River, hotels, car rental agencies, museums, hospitals and Boise Towne Square Mall. Coin Operated Laundry Facilities on site. Restrooms& Showers available for all registered guests.

    We have a 3rd party internet provider who services our network. The network is supported by fiber optics and redistributed throughout the park wirelessly. This network is available to any device that has a "static web browser". Once you log on, you have the option to either utilize a limited free period or purchase 1($3), 7($12) or 30($30) day packages. The free option allows the device to have either 6 continuous hours or 500mbs of data per 24hrs. The 6hr portion of this free option starts from the time the "free button" has been engaged and will run continuously whether you are using the device or not. You are able to utilize the "free button" once per device per 24hrs. 

    Reservations STRONGLY SUGGESTED. Reservation/Confirmation will take place over the phone. Please call during office hours to secure your desired dates. We do not offer cable TV. However, due to our close proximity to downtown Boise, approximately 50+ channels are available over the air depending on your antenna/TV. Please be advised we are not equipped for Tent-Camping. 

    Check-In/Check-Out: 12:00(noon) MST 

    Summer Hours(April 1st through Oct. 31st) 

    Monday-Sunday 9am to 10pm 

    Winter Hours(Nov. 1st through March 31st) 

    Monday- Saturday: 10am to 8pm 

    Sunday: 10am to 5pm 

    Phone(208) 345-4141 

    Toll Free(877) 610-4141 2040 

    W. Airport Way Boise, ID 83705 

    mountainviewrvpark@live.com

    • Pets
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    Camper-submitted photo from KOA Boise Meridian RV Resort
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    KOA Boise Meridian RV Resort

    11 Reviews
    8 Photos
    49 Saves
    Meridian, Idaho

    Welcome to KOA Boise Meridian RV Resort! Nestled near Meridian, Idaho, this campground is a fantastic spot for those looking to explore the Boise area while enjoying some comfort and convenience.

    The campground is centrally located, making it easy to access all the essentials and attractions in the Boise-Meridian area. Visitors have praised the friendly and helpful staff, who go above and beyond to ensure a pleasant stay. One camper even mentioned how the staff trimmed some trees upon their arrival without being asked—talk about service!

    The sites here are level and well-maintained, with utilities in good repair. You'll find amenities like electric and water hookups, showers, and clean bathhouses. The park itself is clean and well-cared for, with a high privacy fence surrounding the area to give you a bit of seclusion despite being close to the city.

    For those traveling with pets, you'll be happy to know that pets are allowed. If you're planning to have a campfire, fires are permitted, but you'll need to bring your own firewood. The campground also features a market for any last-minute supplies you might need.

    While the WiFi might not be the best, it's a minor trade-off for the convenience and comfort this campground offers. Plus, the proximity to Boise means you can easily venture out for dining, shopping, or exploring the local attractions.

    Whether you're just passing through or planning a longer stay, KOA Boise Meridian RV Resort offers a comfortable and convenient base for your adventures in the Boise area.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
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    Macks Creek Park

    10 Reviews
    27 Photos
    139 Saves
    Boise, Idaho

    Overview

    Macks Creek Park is a small campground located on the Boise River Arm of Lucky Peak Lake, just 25 miles from the Boise area and 4 miles off the Ponderosa Pine Scenic Byway. Visitors make the trip to enjoy quality recreational activities like boating, swimming and fishing.

    Recreation

    The lake offers family-friendly outdoor recreation opportunities for both travelers and residents of the urban Boise area. Macks Creek Park offers scenic views and convenient access to lake recreation. Anglers fish for rainbow trout, Kokanee and smallmouth bass. A boat ramp is located within the campground.

    Facilities

    The lake offers family-friendly outdoor recreation opportunities for both travelers and residents of the urban Boise area. Macks Creek Park offers scenic views and convenient access to lake recreation. Anglers fish for rainbow trout, Kokanee and smallmouth bass. A boat ramp is located within the campground.

    Natural Features

    Lucky Peak Lake is located in the foothills of southwestern Idaho on the Boise River at an elevation of 3,055 feet. When full, the lake stretches 12 miles up-river, with 45 miles of shoreline and over 3,000 surface acres of water. The campground is situated among shady trees along the lakeshore. The surrounding mountains are consistent with sagebrush steppe, dotted with sagebrush and bitterbrush. A variety of wildlife lives around Lucky Peak, including bald and golden eagles, mule deer, antelope, red-tailed hawks, California quail and chukar.

    contact_info

    This location has limited staffing. Please call (208) 343-0671 for general information.

    Nearby Attractions

    Arrowrock Reservoir, operated by the Bureau of Reclamation, is nearby, as is the beautiful Boise National Forest. These areas provide additional camping, boating, fishing, hiking and sightseeing opportunities. Recreation at Arrowrock Reservoir is managed by the U.S. Forest Service. Check with the Boise National Forest office for rules, regulations, and temporary closures before visiting.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $40 / night

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    Hi-Valley RV Park

    7 Reviews
    7 Photos
    36 Saves
    Eagle, Idaho
    • Pets
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
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    Ambassador RV Resort

    9 Reviews
    14 Photos
    35 Saves
    Caldwell, Idaho
    • Pets
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
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    Swan Falls - Idaho Power

    14 Reviews
    71 Photos
    178 Saves
    Murphy, Idaho

    Swan Falls - Idaho Power is a solid spot for those looking to camp near the river in Idaho. This place offers some pretty stunning views, especially if you manage to snag a spot right by the water. The sunsets down in the canyon are something else, and if you're into stargazing, the minimal light pollution makes for some incredible starry nights.

    The campground is free, which is always a bonus. It's got the basics covered with picnic tables, fire rings, and pit toilets. You won't find any electric or water hookups here, so come prepared. Pets are welcome, and you can have a campfire, which is great for those chilly evenings.

    Fishing is a big draw here, with the dam providing some prime spots. There's also a little trail system that offers some nice views if you feel like stretching your legs. The historical power station buildings nearby add a bit of character and are worth a look.

    Some visitors have mentioned that the area can get a bit buggy, especially near standing water, and there's not a lot of shade, so it can get pretty hot. But the scenery and the convenience of the location make it worth it. Just be mindful of the trash situation—pack out what you pack in to keep the place nice for everyone.

    Overall, Swan Falls is a great spot for a quick getaway, especially if you're coming from Boise or Meridian. Whether you're into fishing, hiking, or just relaxing by the river, this place has a little something for everyone.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • ADA Access
    • Tents
    • Group
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      Military Park Idaho NG Gowen Field

      5 Reviews
      5 Saves
      Boise, Idaho
      • Pets
      • Electric Hookups
      • Phone Service
      • Reservable
      • ADA Access
      • RVs

      $42 / night

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      Boise-Meridian KOA

      6 Reviews
      3 Photos
      24 Saves
      Meridian, Idaho
      • Pets
      • Fires
      • Electric Hookups
      • Phone Service
      • Reservable
      • ADA Access
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    Frequently Asked Questions

    What camping is available near Boise, ID?

    According to TheDyrt.com, Boise, ID offers a wide range of camping options, with 137 campgrounds and RV parks near Boise, ID and 19 free dispersed camping spots.

    Which is the most popular campground near Boise, ID?

    According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular campground near Boise, ID is Boise Riverside RV Park with a 3.5-star rating from 19 reviews.

    Where can I find free dispersed camping near Boise, ID?

    According to TheDyrt.com, there are 19 free dispersed camping spots near Boise, ID.

    What parks are near Boise, ID?

    According to TheDyrt.com, there are 9 parks near Boise, ID that allow camping, notably Boise National Forest and Sawtooth National Forest.