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Places to Camp near Boise National Forest

Boise National Forest is the perfect place for adventurous campers and RVers. Boise National Forest is filled with the activities, sights, and experiences to make everyone in your crew a happy camper. You're sure to find the perfect spot for your Idaho camping adventure.

Best Camping Sites Near Boise National Forest, ID (260)

    Camper-submitted photo from Bonneville
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    1.

    Bonneville

    16 Reviews
    50 Photos
    146 Saves
    Lowman, Idaho

    Overview

    Bonneville Campground is 19 miles east of Lowman, Idaho just off Highway 21 at an elevation of 4,700 feet. Warm Springs Creek runs alongside the campground and the South Fork Payette River lies across the highway. Visitors enjoy soaking at Bonneville Hot Springs a short distance above the campground, and fishing in the creek and river.

    Recreation

    A 1/4-mile hiking trail leads from the campground to Bonneville Hot Springs, where a soaking pool awaits. Warm Springs Creek offers good trout fishing. The South Fork Payette River offers whitewater rafting, kayaking and trout fishing. The Deadwood River Access area is located near Lowman.

    Facilities

    A 1/4-mile hiking trail leads from the campground to Bonneville Hot Springs, where a soaking pool awaits. Warm Springs Creek offers good trout fishing. The South Fork Payette River offers whitewater rafting, kayaking and trout fishing. The Deadwood River Access area is located near Lowman.

    Natural Features

    The campground is situated on a bluff overlooking Warm Springs Creek. A forest of towering Ponderosa pine and Douglas fir covers the campground. Most campsites have plentiful shade. Summer wildflowers dot the landscape. Deer and elk may be seen wandering through the area on occasion.

    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

    $15 / night

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

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    Pine Flats (ID)

    13 Reviews
    26 Photos
    136 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 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.

    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

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

    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.

    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
    Camper-submitted photo from Deadwood Campground
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    4.

    Deadwood Campground

    7 Reviews
    21 Photos
    106 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
    Camper-submitted photo from Pine Flats Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Pine Flats Campground
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    5.

    Pine Flats Campground

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

    $15 - $30 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Stanley Lake Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Stanley Lake Campground
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    Camper-submitted photo from Stanley Lake Campground
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    Stanley Lake Campground

    17 Reviews
    38 Photos
    264 Saves
    Stanley, Idaho

    Overview

    Stanley Lake Campground is located on the shoreline above beautiful Stanley Lake at the foot of the Sawtooth Mountains.

    Recreation

    Stanley Lake offers excellent boating, water skiing, canoeing, kayaking and fishing for rainbow, cutthroat, brook and bull trout. A boat ramp is located just outside the campground. The Idaho Centennial Trail passes nearby and can be accessed from the Stanley Lake Trailhead across the lake.

    Facilities

    Stanley Lake offers excellent boating, water skiing, canoeing, kayaking and fishing for rainbow, cutthroat, brook and bull trout. A boat ramp is located just outside the campground. The Idaho Centennial Trail passes nearby and can be accessed from the Stanley Lake Trailhead across the lake.

    Natural Features

    The campground is situated on a hillside above the lake in a thick grove of lodgepole pines, at an elevation of 6,500 feet. Most campsites have partial shade and views of the lake and/or the rugged 9860-foot McGowan Peak. Temperatures are cool, with an average summer high of 78 degrees and a low of 40 degrees.

    Nearby Attractions

    Stanley Lake lies within the Sawtooth National Recreation Area, which offers a myriad of excellent hiking and biking opportunities. An estimated 750 miles of trails crisscross the valley and surrounding mountains. Numerous sparkling lakes and streams, including the Salmon River, dot the area, making for great rainbow and native Westslope cutthroat trout fishing. Redfish Lake is nearby, offering additional water recreation opportunities. Popular area events include an Arts and Crafts Fair in July, and Wagon Days, Salmon Festival, Quilt Fair and Fireman's Ball in September.

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

    $22 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Arrowrock Reservoir Dispersed
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    8.

    Mountain View

    5 Reviews
    13 Photos
    97 Saves
    Lowman, Idaho

    Overview

    Mountain View Campground is located just east of Lowman, Idaho, along Highway 21 at an elevation of 3,900 feet. Visitors enjoy rafting, kayaking and fishing on the South Fork Payette River, and soaking in the area's many hot springs pools.

    Recreation

    The South Fork Payette River offers whitewater rafting, kayaking and trout fishing. The Deadwood and Danskin River Access areas are nearby. Popular Kirkham Hot Springs is less than 3 miles from the campground, with several soaking pools on the river's edge.

    Facilities

    The South Fork Payette River offers whitewater rafting, kayaking and trout fishing. The Deadwood and Danskin River Access areas are nearby. Popular Kirkham Hot Springs is less than 3 miles from the campground, with several soaking pools on the river's edge.

    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 area on occasion.

    Nearby Attractions

    Numerous natural hot springs pools can be found along Highway 21, 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.

    • Pets
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Cabins
    • Standard (Tent/RV)

    $15 - $30 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Boise National Forest Black Rock Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Boise National Forest Black Rock Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Boise National Forest Black Rock Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Boise National Forest Black Rock Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Boise National Forest Black Rock Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Boise National Forest Black Rock Campground

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    Boise National Forest Black Rock Campground

    5 Reviews
    22 Photos
    3 Saves
    Idaho City, Idaho

    Overview

    Black Rock Campground is located 20 miles from Idaho City, on the North Fork Boise River, at an elevation of 4,300 feet. Visitors enjoy fishing, swimming and exploring local trails.

    Recreation

    The North Fork Boise River offers rainbow trout fishing in a beautiful natural setting. Many swimming holes can be found within a short distance of the campground. Numerous trail opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and dirt biking can be found in the vicinity.

    Facilities

    The campground contains several single-family campsites, each equipped with a picnic table and campfire ring. Some sites also have grills. Vault toilets, and drinking water are provided within the campground. Roads and parking spurs are dirt. Garbage Collection is not provided.

    Natural Features

    The campground sits on the banks of the North Fork Boise River, where ponderosa pines tower over the area. Most campsites have partial shade, but little privacy from other campers. A variety of wildlife makes its home around the campground.

    • RVs
    • Tents

    $15 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Willow Creek Campground
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    Willow Creek Campground

    4 Reviews
    8 Photos
    24 Saves
    Boise National Forest, Idaho

    Overview Willow Creek Campground is located approximately 61 miles northeast of Boise, Idaho, in a scenic Ponderosa pine forest along State Highway 21. Idaho City camping contains 4 sites that can accommodate up to 6 people each. Natural Features: Wildlife and summer wildflowers are abundant. Historic Idaho City is just 16 miles south. The campground is located at the confluence of the Crooked River and Willow Creek. Enjoy fishing for rainbow trout. Recreation: State Highway 21, also known as the Ponderosa Pine Scenic Byway, snakes along Mores Creek to Mores Creek Summit, Gold Fork, and Banner Ridge with breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and forest. Numerous trail opportunities are in the area, offering hiking, biking, horseback and ATV riding. Check on the Idaho City Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) for open roads and trails for your interests. In winter, the area becomes a playground for backcountry skiers and snowmobilers.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Picnic Table
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