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Top Equestrian Camping near Boise National Forest

Horse camping is the perfect way to enjoy Boise National Forest. If you're an equestrian lover who prefers nature-based adventure, yet still wants comfort, this is the perfect opportunity for you. Finding a place to camp in Idaho with your horse is easier than ever. You're sure to find the perfect site for your Idaho horse camping excursion.

Best Equestrian Camping Sites Near Boise National Forest, ID (15)

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    1.

    Deadwood Campground

    7 Reviews
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    105 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.

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    • Reservable
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Equestrian
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    Glacier View Campground

    11 Reviews
    55 Photos
    177 Saves
    Stanley, Idaho

    Overview

    Glacier View Campground is located next to beautiful Redfish Lake, beneath the Sawtooth Mountain Range, at an elevation of 6,500 feet.

    Recreation

    Glacier View is in the heart of the beautiful Sawtooth National Recreation Area, where outdoor activities abound. Redfish Lake offers excellent boating, water skiing, canoeing, kayaking and fishing for rainbow trout and Kokanee salmon. Little Redfish Lake is just down the road, offering additional fishing and canoeing. The Redfish Lake Visitor Center is within 1/4-mile, offering interpretive activities, evening programs and wildlife, geology and historical exhibits.

    Facilities

    Glacier View is in the heart of the beautiful Sawtooth National Recreation Area, where outdoor activities abound. Redfish Lake offers excellent boating, water skiing, canoeing, kayaking and fishing for rainbow trout and Kokanee salmon. Little Redfish Lake is just down the road, offering additional fishing and canoeing. The Redfish Lake Visitor Center is within 1/4-mile, offering interpretive activities, evening programs and wildlife, geology and historical exhibits.

    Natural Features

    Summer wildflowers are plentiful, lodgepole pines provide partial shade and Fishhook Creek is nearby. Temperatures are cool, with an average summer high of 78 degrees and a low of 40 degrees.

    Nearby Attractions

    The Sawtooth National Recreation Area offers a myriad of excellent hiking and biking opportunities; an estimated 750 miles of trails crisscross the valley and surrounding mountains. Alpine Way, Fishhook Creek, Redfish Lake Creek and Bench Lakes Trails all offer trailheads in the immediate area. The Idaho Centennial Trail passes nearby. The Salmon River offers excellent fishing for rainbow trout, Westslope cutthroat trout and occasional hybrid cutbows and bull trout. Popular area events include an Arts and Crafts Fair in July, and Wagon Days, Salmon Festival, Quilt Fair, and Fireman's Ball in September.

    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Equestrian
    • Standard (Tent/RV)

    $40 / night

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    Whoop-Em-Up Equestrian Campground

    1 Review
    6 Photos
    5 Saves
    Boise National Forest, Idaho

    Overview: Whoop-um-up Equestrian Campground is located 56 miles northeast of Boise, Idaho, along State Highway 21, under a scenic pine forested canopy. There are six campsites complete with feed boxes, hitching posts and water for stock. Wildlife and summer wildflowers are abundant. The historic town of Idaho City is just 11 miles south. The Crooked River runs near the site, offering rainbow trout fishing. Natural Features: 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. The Crooked River runs near the campground offering an opportunity to catch a rainbow trout. Recreation: Numerous trail opportunities are in the area, offering hiking, biking and horseback riding. In winter, the area becomes a playground for backcountry skiers and snowmobilers.

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    • Group
    • Equestrian
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Trash
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    Bull Trout Lake Campground

    5 Reviews
    21 Photos
    90 Saves
    Stanley, Idaho

    Overview

    Bull Trout Campground is located on the shores of beautiful Bull Trout Lake at an elevation of 6,900 feet. The lake offers great fishing and canoeing opportunities. Many trails for hiking, biking, horseback and off-road vehicle riding are in the area. Only equestrian users may reserve equestrian sites. If an equestrian site is not reserved, it may be occupied by other user groups on a first-come, first-served basis. __

    Recreation

    Bull Trout Lake offers excellent canoeing and kayaking opportunities, as the lake is for non-motorized watercraft only. Anglers fish for brook and rainbow trout. A primitive boat ramp is located on the west side of the lake. Martin Lake is nearby, offering canoeing and fishing. The lake is stocked with rainbow trout. Many miles of trails can be found in the area, including the 11-mile Warm Spring Trail for hikers. The 35-mile Kirkham Ridge Trail is open to hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and dirt biking.

    Facilities

    Bull Trout Lake offers excellent canoeing and kayaking opportunities, as the lake is for non-motorized watercraft only. Anglers fish for brook and rainbow trout. A primitive boat ramp is located on the west side of the lake. Martin Lake is nearby, offering canoeing and fishing. The lake is stocked with rainbow trout. Many miles of trails can be found in the area, including the 11-mile Warm Spring Trail for hikers. The 35-mile Kirkham Ridge Trail is open to hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and dirt biking.

    Natural Features

    The campground is situated in a mixed-growth forest of Douglas fir and lodgepole pine, which offers partial shade. Summer wildflowers are abundant.

    • Pets
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Equestrian
    • Cabins

    $15 / night

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      Silver Creek

      5 Reviews
      13 Saves
      Cascade, Idaho

      Overview

      Silver Creek Campground is located 25 miles north of Garden Valley, Idaho, in beautiful Peace Valley at an elevation of 4,490 feet. Peace Valley offers a variety of great trails. Fishing and hunting are popular activities as well.

      Recreation

      Peace Valley contains many trails for hiking, mountain biking, as well as horseback and OHV riding. Peace Creek Trail, Silver Creek Summit Trail, and Bull Creek Trail all begin nearby. Silver Creek, Peace Creek, and the nearby Middle Fork Payette River offer good-to-excellent fishing most of the year. Anglers in the area cast for whitefish and rainbow trout. In-season big game hunting for deer, elk and bear is a popular activity in the surrounding mountains.

      Facilities

      This campground offers paved roads and paved parking spurs, drinking water, and accessible vault toilets. Many single and double campsites are available, all of which are accessible. Each site is equipped with a tent pad, a fire ring, as well as picnic and utility tables. Two accessible group campsites are available with picnic shelters, multiple tables, campfire rings, grills, and ample parking. The Lodgepole Springs group site can accommodate up to 100 people, while the Cabin Creek group site can accommodate up to 80 people.

      Natural Features

      The campground is situated among a mixed-growth lodgepole pine forest, which provides partial shade. Silver Creek runs alongside the campground. A variety of wildlife makes its home in and around Peace Valley, including deer, elk, bald eagles, and red-tailed hawks.

      Nearby Attractions

      Silver Creek Plunge, a privately developed hot springs campground, is within a quarter-mile from the campground. It offers a hot springs pool, general store, a playground, horseshoe pits, as well as sand volleyball court and basketball hoop.

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

      $150 / night

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      Pettit Lake Campground

      6 Reviews
      12 Photos
      231 Saves
      Stanley, Idaho

      Overview

      This location is available on a first-come, first-served basis only. Visitors are required to physically arrive at the campground to purchase and claim a site. Once on-site, you may be able to pay for your campsite(s) by scanning a QR code using the__Recreation.gov__mobile app, and the Scan and Pay feature. If this option is available, you will need to__first download the free__Recreation.gov__mobile app__https://www.recreation.gov/mobile-app\_\_prior to your arrival__as some remote areas have limited or no cellular service.

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      • Equestrian
      • Standard (Tent/RV)
      • Trash
    • 8.

      Cowboy Campground

      1 Review
      21 Photos
      24 Saves
      Idaho City, Idaho

      Great place to camp with horses, pets and family.

      Just one mile North of quaint Idaho City. Walking distance to the Rodeo Arena, playground and just around the corner is the public RV Dump. 

      About a mile to Morris Creek for a cooling swim. 

      2.5 miles to The Springs, Hot Springs Retreat.

      So much history in this part of the Boise National Forest. 

      Right off Highway 21. 

      123 Bucking Horse Lane, Idaho City, ID

      First Come, First Serve.  Pay Station with envelopes provided. Individual sites might be reserved, please check for signs.

      • Pets
      • Fires
      • Phone Service
      • Reservable
      • ADA Access
      • RVs

      $35 / night

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      Casino Creek Campground

      9 Reviews
      23 Photos
      46 Saves
      Stanley, Idaho

      Casino Creek Campground is composed of 19 sites including 2 double-sites along the Salmon River. Sites 18 & 19 are for tent camping only and sites 12, 13 and 14 accommodate livestock tethered to hitching rails. Casino Creek trailhead is located within the campground leading to trails along Big Casino Creek and Little Casino Creek which lead to the Casino Lakes in the White Cloud Mountains to the east and the Sawtooth Mountains to the west. This area is terrific for fishing and hiking along the beautiful Salmon river and surrounding creeks. All sites are first-come, first-serve.

      • Pets
      • Fires
      • Phone Service
      • ADA Access
      • RVs
      • Tents

      $18 - $36 / night

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      Mount Heyburn Campground

      4 Reviews
      12 Photos
      181 Saves
      Stanley, Idaho

      Overview

      This location is available on a first-come, first-served basis only. Visitors are required to physically arrive at the campground to purchase and claim a site. Once on-site, you may be able to pay for your campsite(s) by scanning a QR code using the__Recreation.gov__mobile app, and the Scan and Pay feature. If this option is available, you will need to__first download the free__Recreation.gov__mobile app__https://www.recreation.gov/mobile-app\_\_prior to your arrival__as some remote areas have limited or no cellular service.

      • Phone Service
      • RVs
      • Tents
      • Group
      • Equestrian
      • Standard (Tent/RV)
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