Bogus Basin is very close. During the Summer Season they have scenic chairlift rides; inter tubing, mountain coaster, climbing wall, live music on weekends, food and beverage, mountain biking with lift service, mountain bike rentals, and hiking. Family friendly
This campground is really nice and well maintained. A fire recently burned a lot of the forest nearby, but didn't seem to hit the campground. The site has no hookups, but is paved and easily navigated. There is drinking water via spigot at a few locations and a restroom. The river is pretty fast at the campground, so swimming isn't advisable. there is a nice hiking trail that leads to the hot springs, a very nice benefit of this campground.
This campground has some decent sites down near the river, but the sites up higher are noisy due to the highway, and don't have much shade. There are no hookups or dump station, so this is a weekend site for most. There is a water spigot to get water from, and a couple of small outhouses, but the one near our site had been destroyed by a falling tree and just closed instead of being rebuilt. The sites have picnic table, fire ring, but not much for tent pads.
Approx, 10-12 Grassy Tent sites, with shady trees, on a small 6 acre lake with entertaining ducks that do not beg for food. Lol. Lots of RV sites with full hook ups, including, 105 long term users. The showers and toilets were clean with lots of hot water. Laundry room with 6 washers and 6 dryers. A little road noise from l-84. 2 miles from shopping and fuel. Friendly staff. Surprisingly good, as this was our first “private” campground we’ve ever stayed at. $27.00, including tax, per day.
My husband and I love this campground. There are no services available and the drive in is very long on a dirt road that is dry and bumpy, but the camp ground is worth it. You are nestled in the trees with a river below - you can wade in the water and enjoy fishing as well.
Great dry campground. Pads are fairly level. No water, power or sewer. Dump Station right there at the dam though. Idaho Power and Owyhee County Sheriff patrolling multiple times during the day this past weekend (4/5/19-4/7/19). Idaho Power does a great job of maintaining the grounds and keeping them clean. Just wish the people visiting there thought the same and would pick up after their fur babies. Dog poop all over the common area grass.
All in all a great place to spend a couple of days!
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.
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.
This is really popular area difficult to get spots you want but worth it. Great fishing spots.
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.
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
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.