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Most Recent Buhl Camping Reviews
Great getaway

It was perfect for a quick get out of town getaway. It wasn’t crowded since it was mid November. We will be back!

Carmela RV park

I think they have the wrong name listed on here for this RV park. We stayed one night here in our RV and only was $35 for a night with only 30 and 50 AMP hookups. There’s some sites with no hookups at all.

Standard KOA

Standard KOA facilities (access to family style bathrooms, wifi, laundry room, etc). Only one of the tent sites in our lot had electricity and water. Very close to the town of Twin Falls, and near Shoshone falls (wonderful site!).

More Shady Camping Right by the Namesake Trailhead

This was a really really small camping area that's located along the creek road going through the south hills of Idaho.  There are absolutely no amenities here however so take care of business at one of the more developed campgrounds along the road!  It had wonderful shade everywhere but there wasn't any flat ground to be able to lay out a tent.  There were also only 2 maybe 3 campgrounds if you squeezed it in and it required a high clearance vehicle to get to 2 of them.  Good thing is if you get these sites you will have no one around you and personal access to a great hiking trail and in the winter snowshoeing back country skiing trail!

More Great Creek Spots with Ample Parking!

This is a no frills campground located in the South Hills of Idaho about 20 miles south of Twin Falls.  Each site has its own fire ring and picnic table with most also giving you a shady spot to set up a tent if you want.  There is only 1 vault toilet though near the info sign.  The campsites are all lined up in a row next to the creek and trees.  There are not many sites so get here early if you plan on coming during the weekend.  It also seems like you could just park your RV in the giant dirt area to the east of the creek.  This area will be hot in the morning and shady in the afternoon as there are no shade trees to the east of the campsites.  A bonus of staying at this campground is that you have walking access to the Third Fork Trailhead!

Nice place to stay.

Several drive through sites. Mostly paved.

Grassy and clean

Ok we thought this was going to be a good spot by the looks of it but our experience was mixed. It was hot when we were arrived at 5pm at around 101, but cooled down nicely as the sun went down.

The site had nice grass and was clean with nice shower facilities in the center of our loop fro site #38. The train goes through several times per night and is super loud!

Overall the sites are close together it was really noisy over the Labor Day weekend and we hardly got any sleep. The tree cover is nice but you can’t see any stars that way.

Nice and clean but won’t go back.

We were tent camping.

First to Review
Great Spot by a Bend in the Creek

A great campground in the South Hills of Idaho that feels like an oasis in the desert!  This is one of a few developed campgrounds that you encounter as you head up Rock Creek Rd.  Like the other sites in the canyon there are metal camp fire ring, picnic tables, and vault toilets.  There are not very many sites, around 5, so don't plan on getting a spot if you arrive after 3 on Friday through the weekend.  Any time during the week you should be fine to get a spot as I visited on a Wednesday around 6 and only saw 1 occupied site.  The fee per night is $5 and there is a wonderful stream right next to almost every campsite that you can fish in and hang your hammock over.  The creek was also low enough to cool off in the waters safely, even with smaller children.  Last thing I noticed was a ton of basalt cliffs and cracks that I'm pretty sure haven't been developed for climbing, so if anyone is feeling super ambitious, let me know and we can develop it together!

First to Review
Great Oasis in the Desert but Very Small

This is definitely the smallest campground that I encountered while traveling through the South Hills of Idaho that are about a half hour away from Twin Falls.  There were only 2 sites that I could find while driving along this narrow stretch of the river, but they were definitely some of the best sites in the canyon!  Each of the 2 sites had metal fire rings and picnic tables and a vault toilet right at the split between the 2 campsites.  Another bonus was the seclusion you get from the other campground but unfortunately not the road, which isn't too big of a problem as the traffic is pretty light in the canyon during the week.  At the campsite further to the south there were 2 little rocks pools that people had made in the stream that were perfect for cooling off in after a long hot day of hiking around in the hills.  There were also dozens of trout swimming in and around these pools that would make it super easy to fish from a chair within site of your campfire!

Too expensive

Based on the other Dyrt reviews, we originally planned to camp here on August 7 during our cross-country road trip. However, the price just didn’t seem worth it to us. We drove around the campground loops and saw that the sites were pretty close together and it was buggy. There were nice facilities at least. There were a number of sites open despite arriving at 10pm, though it was Wednesday. The total price of$40+ included the site fee+ non-res fee+ motor vehicle fee+ state sales tax. We had just come from paying$20 for a state park campground in Oregon with similar facilities, so it seemed silly to pay so much. In the end we stayed at the close by RV park which added a late arrival fee, so we probably only saved$15. Both campgrounds are near a railroad and local airway, so there is a lot of noise. If we could have done it again, I think we would have just skipping camping in this general area and kept driving a little further.