Caribou-Targhee National Forest, IDAHO
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First to Review
My Go To

Can camp in tents, cars, or hammocks. Lots of spots near the rivers throughout the dirt road. Pretty popular for fire pits in the spring and summer. Can float the river as well. Sometimes see the occasional moose or dear.

First to Review
Beautiful scenery and hiking

Dry camping with loads of dispersed sites. Hiking, fishing, ATV/Dirtbiking.

First to Review
Nice but busy

Kelly island is a beautiful campground on the snake river. Great hiking and fishing nearby. In summer time very busy but spread out.

Free camping with power wifi and everything nearby.

It's a free campground ran by a disabled vet. He can't and won't charge anyone, though lately has been allowing donations to pay it forward and help with things like recovering the power installation etc. Come make a friend, share a beer, hang as long as you want as long as you're not a jerk. Dogs are welcome and the place is named after one.

Too close for comfort

We had planned to stay 2 nights at the Snake River RV Park, but it was very crowded and the sites were too close together. We had reservations, but still ended up in an overflow area, with a huge sink hole which we almost backed into. The site was next to the playground, and kids were out till after 10 pm. We left after one night.

Convenient and lovely RV Park

Reservations are suggested during the summer season for a shaded and grassy RV site. Playground. Dog area. Cabins too.

Your normal city-slicker campground

In my opinion, this is not 'camping' but Glamping. But is okay and works for a overnighter pass through. There's a passcode to enter the bathroom which was an issue for me since we stopped here late at night just to spend the night somewhere. The office was closed, so we couldn't get the code.

A good spot to stop btw SLC and the Tetons.

Need a place stay while restocking your supplies? Idaho Falls has everything you need to shop for. It’s a big town with all the modern conveniences you need. Plus there is a night life and great bars. I highly recommended The Celt, Blackrock, and Firehouse Grill for evening merriment. In the summer, the campsite is a great place to take a dip in the Snake River, but if you are looking for a rural, off the beaten path site this is not it. It’s in the heart of Idaho Falls. The sign says no dogs, but I always see dogs there.

Quiet campground gets busy on weekends

This is a small (less than 25 sites) campground in the Caribou-Targhee National Forest near the Snake River. The river is an attraction for fishermen.

Given the name, there must be a waterfall, right? Yes, if you come toward the campground from Rt 26, the waterfall is on your left just after the pavement ends. The waterfall is worth a stop on your way to or from the campground; the campground is about a mile past the falls.

This is a typical Forest Service campground with plenty of space between large sites. There are vault toilets, water spigots and a trash dumpster. You can use the dump station at the Palisades Reservoir during and at the end of your stay without paying $5 if you show a receipt validated by the campground host.

Double sites have 2 picnic tables and you must pay a double fee ($24) even if it's the last site in the campground. There is no discount for NPS Senior Pass holders for a double site. (This is standard at Forest Service campgrounds. Remember, hosts don't make the rules.)

Bringing an ATV? You can't ride one in the campground, but there is an ATV parking area.

Hike-able, fish-able, LOVE-ABLE!

There are many pay to park camp areas around here and also some free areas if you’re adventurous enough! Lots of land to explore and fishing is great!

First to Review
Good river side campground

Nice campground to hang out at the river and do river type stuff. It is laid out well for getting larger vehicles in. Due to it's location, the bugs can get bad.

Far out there RV Park - middle of nowhere!

Cute campsite/RV Park. Nothing is around, so bring food and activities! The store is really cute, they serve ice cream in the evenings and pancakes for breakfast. Nice touch, since there isn’t much else around. Small pool, but it’s great after a hike in the park.

Perfect in every way!

We stayed on site #3, nice and shady, perfect walking distance to clean vault toilets, water spigot not far, and off the road so you feel tucked away. Nice sturdy picnic tables, latern stand, and great fire ring with attached grill, and an additional freestanding grill available. Loved that spot!

Pretty typical KOA, which is a good thing!

We stayed here on our way to Yellowstone. Has most of the usual KOA amenities: clean bathrooms, pool, cabins, full hookup RV spots, and a few tent spots. Even has a couple of teepees. Very friendly staff and a well stocked store/deli. Near Craters of the Moon National Monument. The town of Arco was charming and has an interesting history as the first nuclear-powered city in the US. If our travels take us this way in the future we'll camp here again!

First to Review
Nice little campground

Easy to get to, beautiful grass, clean bathroom. We couldn't find the camp host but everything was great.

Relax in the trees or right next to the water

on the way to the campground you will travel down dirt roads that are full of scenic views. when you get to the sites it is hard to choose if you want to be right next to the water where you can fish for trout or remain tucked in the woods. both are peaceful and leave society behind.

First to Review
Great access to sand dunes

easy access for recreational vehicles and shallow lake for cooling off. VERRRY crowded and sometimes difficult to find a spot to park camper. easy access to outhouses and RV dump station

First to Review
Great Family Camp

We enjoy taking our young family to this campground. It’s well manicured, and there is plenty of space. It’s easy to get to and has a fun, little prk for the kids. We go camping there almost every year.

Nice place to stop

Good park for the kids and a very cool native wood carving, it's hard to miss.


It's a very dusty and gravely road. But the sites are beautiful. We got one right on the river not far from vault toilets. We are in a spot that is 3 different sites, but could easily be a large group spot. Firepita. Easy access to river. It's moving a little fast early September. But it's refreshing in the heat. There is no garbage pickup, so there is a small amount of litter. Very quiet.

First to Review
Poor for a KOA

Very poor example of a KOA, very boring park but very close to town where you can find things to do.

Awesome Spot, Noisy Neighbors

Driving down to Wolf Flats is beautiful. It is forested with a butte on one side, and the snake river on the other. The campsites are somewhat primitive, but we like that. The location was beautiful and we loved the spot. However, it is a free campsite. This is nice, but I think this tends to bring in rowdy neighbors. Everyone was nice enough, but a group showed up at 9pm blaring music for at least a coiple of hours. I can't say this happens every night, but it did with us. Other than the late night noise, this was an awesome spot.

Great Place to Camp...minus the sprinklers

Unfortunately it was raining the whole night we showed up. However there was a covered pavilion, with a fridge, and 2 walls. We were able to stay dry under the pavilion and cook our food on the stove we bought. We were tent camping which offers plenty of picnic tables and nice green grass. There are plenty of areas from for RV camping along with hookups. There's also a boat ramp.

Now the bad, as we were getting ready to go to bed, the sprinklers came on. Thankfully we had springbar tents that were able to take the rain as well as the sprinklers. We tried waking the camp host to turn them off. Didn't work. We just waited it out and we were fine.

The campsite firepits, and pavillions with fridges, basketball courts, a boat doc, and bathrooms (clean, with no nasty smell, and hand blower dryers).


this place is actually private land, however a very kind individual who owns this land allows people to use this land to have fun and snow mobile on. There is a warming hut that is open to the public along with two pit toilets, the warming hut has some basic furniture and a stove to keep you warm. In the winter there is always great people coming in and out of the hut. This place is very well maintained and the people as well as multiple clubs care for the grounds so it is always in a great condition

Close to Poky!

One of the best things about this national forest is its close proximity to Pocatello, so if you are from around the area it is a great place to day trip or camp for a weekend, Many of the spots are forest service spots, and are free for up to 14 days, PLEASE PACK IN PACK OUT!!! sadly there is so much trash scattered throughout the forest its sad that people take advantage of our private lands