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Top RV Camping near Clearwater National Forest

Looking for the best Clearwater National Forest RV camping? Find the best information on RV camping near Clearwater National Forest, including sites, reviews, and tips for getting the most out of your RVing experience. Each RV campsite offers quick access to one or more of Clearwater National Forest's most popular destinations.

Best RV Camping Sites Near Clearwater National Forest, ID (27)

    Camper-submitted photo from Nez Perce National Forest Five Mile Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Nez Perce National Forest Five Mile Campground
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      Ohara Bar Campground

      5 Reviews
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      44 Saves
      Elk City, Idaho

      Overview

      O'Hara Campground sits along the Selway River amid lush vegetation and old cedar trees. This is the largest campground on the Selway, with 32 sites, and makes a great base for exploring all the recreational activities and attractions in the area. *Water is currently unavailable at this campground as it is under maintenence for the 2024 season. Water and dump station can be found at Cedar Flats, 1.5 miles from campground on Selway Road.

      Recreation

      The Selway River is a destination fly fishing experience for cutthroat and rainbow trout and is also well-known for whitewater rafting. Several trailheads for hiking and biking can be accessed from Selway River Road and lead into the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness area.

      Facilities

      The Selway River is a destination fly fishing experience for cutthroat and rainbow trout and is also well-known for whitewater rafting. Several trailheads for hiking and biking can be accessed from Selway River Road and lead into the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness area.

      Natural Features

      In the heart of north central Idaho, rugged peaks, deep canyons, dense forests and remote wilderness comprise the Nez Perce National Forest. Due in large part to dramatic elevational differences, the forest supports a wide variety of vegetation, from cedar groves to desert ecosystems. O'Hara is located in the Selway Wild and Scenic River Corridor, an area known for its rugged natural beauty and wildlife.

      Nearby Attractions

      An 11 mile sightseeing drive from Lowell to Selway Falls offers visitors opportunities to appreciate the pristine beauty of the Selway Wild and Scenic River and picturesque Selway Falls. O'Hara is near the Fenn Ranger Station, which is on the National Register of Historic Places.

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      $14 - $34 / night

      Camper-submitted photo from Nez Perce National Forest Newsome Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Nez Perce National Forest Newsome Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Nez Perce National Forest Newsome Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Nez Perce National Forest Newsome Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Nez Perce National Forest Newsome Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Nez Perce National Forest Newsome Campground
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        Alta Campground

        3 Reviews
        14 Photos
        19 Saves
        Shoup, Idaho

        Overview

        Alta Campground is located in a scenic forest in the heart of Montana's Bitterroot National Forest. The West Fork of the Bitterroot River flows nearby, giving visitors access to some of the best fishing the area has to offer, as well as other water-related recreation.

        Recreation

        Fly fishing and wading in the Bitterroot River, which runs alongside the campground, are popular activities. During high water season, canoeing and rafting are available as well. A variety of trails and unimproved roads are great for exploring by bike or off-road vehicle. Hiking trails to various mountain peaks, including to Lookout, Razorback and Thunder Mountains, as well as Beaver and Deer Creek Points, are nearby. The Alta Pine interpretive trail is nearby. Painted Rocks Lake is located about five miles north of the campground. Visitors enjoy swimming, boating and fishing. Anglers will find mountain whitefish and a variety of trout.

        Facilities

        Fly fishing and wading in the Bitterroot River, which runs alongside the campground, are popular activities. During high water season, canoeing and rafting are available as well. A variety of trails and unimproved roads are great for exploring by bike or off-road vehicle. Hiking trails to various mountain peaks, including to Lookout, Razorback and Thunder Mountains, as well as Beaver and Deer Creek Points, are nearby. The Alta Pine interpretive trail is nearby. Painted Rocks Lake is located about five miles north of the campground. Visitors enjoy swimming, boating and fishing. Anglers will find mountain whitefish and a variety of trout.

        Natural Features

        The campground is located along the West Fork of the Bitterroot River, a popular fishing river in the area. Large, yellow-barked ponderosa pine trees tower above many of the campsites, which along with fir, aspen and lodgepole pine, provide pleasant shade. The campground is situated at an elevation of about 4,580 feet. A variety of wildlife can be seen in the area, including bald eagles, mule and white-tailed deer, moose, elk, bighorn sheep and numerous songbirds.

        Nearby Attractions

        The Alta Ranger Station, located on the West Fork of the Bitterroot River, was the first Forest Service Ranger Station in the United States, built in 1899. It remains a popular tourist location and is just minutes from the campground. Hughes Creek, once a vibrant placer gold mining site, is nearby. The historic area accounted for 88 percent of all the placer gold recovered in Ravalli County from 1904-1948. Horse Creek natural hot springs can be found about 18 miles south from the campground, via gravel road with high-clearance vehicle recommended. The nearest town is Conner, which provides some services and is approximately 27 miles to the north. Darby is about 32 miles away and offers full services.

        Charges & Cancellations

        A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy.

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        $15 / night

        Camper-submitted photo from Ponderosa Campground
        Camper-submitted photo from Ponderosa Campground
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        Camper-submitted photo from Ponderosa Campground
        Camper-submitted photo from Ponderosa Campground

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        Ponderosa Campground

        5 Reviews
        11 Photos
        34 Saves
        Warren, Idaho

        Overview

        This campground is located adjacent to the Secesh River and offers beautiful river views. There are eleven camp sites. 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 ht tps://www.recreation.gov/mobile-app prior to your arrival as some remote areas have limited or no cellular service.

        Recreation

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        Facilities

        There is fishing and trail access.__

        Nearby Attractions

        The South Fork of the Salmon River is a highly popular area of the Forest and is one of the earlier areas to be snow-free in the spring. Several campgrounds and dispersed campsites can be found along the South Fork Road (FS Rd #674). The southern-most 7 miles of the South Fork Road are on the Boise National Forest.

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        $10 / night

        Camper-submitted photo from Painted Rocks State Park Campground
        Camper-submitted photo from Painted Rocks State Park Campground
        Camper-submitted photo from Painted Rocks State Park Campground
        Camper-submitted photo from Painted Rocks State Park Campground
        Camper-submitted photo from Painted Rocks State Park Campground
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        Camper-submitted photo from Rombo Campground
        Camper-submitted photo from Rombo Campground
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        Rombo Campground

        2 Reviews
        13 Photos
        91 Saves
        Conner, Montana

        Overview

        Rombo Campground is located in a scenic area along the West Fork Bitterroot River in the mountains of southwestern Montana. The area is home to a variety of big game and wildlife, and provides access to a number of outdoor activities, including fishing, seasonal rafting and various trail opportunities.

        Recreation

        Fly fishing and wading in the West Fork Bitterroot River are popular activities. During high water season, kayaking and rafting are available as well. Painted Rocks Lake is just five miles south of the campground. Visitors enjoy swimming, boating and fishing. Anglers will find mountain whitefish and a variety of trout. Many trails and unimproved roads in the area are great for exploring by bike or off-road vehicle. Hiking trails to various mountain peaks are nearby.

        Facilities

        Fly fishing and wading in the West Fork Bitterroot River are popular activities. During high water season, kayaking and rafting are available as well. Painted Rocks Lake is just five miles south of the campground. Visitors enjoy swimming, boating and fishing. Anglers will find mountain whitefish and a variety of trout. Many trails and unimproved roads in the area are great for exploring by bike or off-road vehicle. Hiking trails to various mountain peaks are nearby.

        Natural Features

        The campground is located along the West Fork of the Bitterroot River. Large yellow-barked ponderosa pine trees tower above many of the campsites, which along with fir, aspen and lodgepole pine, provide pleasant shade. The campground is situated at an elevation of 4,600 feet. A variety of wildlife makes its home in the area, including bald eagles, mule and white-tailed deer, moose, elk, bighorn sheep and numerous songbirds.

        Nearby Attractions

        The Alta Ranger Station, located on the West Fork of the Bitterroot River, was the first Forest Service Ranger Station in the United States, built in 1899. It remains a popular tourist location and is a short distance from the campground. Horse Creek Hot Springs is about 29 miles from the campground and can be accessed via a gravel road with a high-clearance vehicle.A post office and a general store can be found in Conner, 16 miles from the campground. Darby is 24 miles from the campground. It is a full-service community with fuel, lodging, a grocery store, and other local businesses.

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        • Standard (Tent/RV)
        • Tent Cabin

        $15 / night

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        Magruder Crossing Campground

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        2 Saves
        Bitterroot National Forest, Montana

        Magruder Crossing Campground features 6 campsites on the Selway River, and a vault toilet. Site will accept RV's or trailers to 30'. Stock can be kept in this campground. This was the crossing on a route established for commerce between Lewiston and Virginia City, MT during the gold rush. To the north of the campground, an earlier route, Southern Nez Perce Trail, crosses the road.

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        Camper-submitted photo from Knife Edge Campground
        Camper-submitted photo from Knife Edge Campground
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        Camper-submitted photo from Knife Edge Campground

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        Knife Edge Campground

        4 Reviews
        7 Photos
        25 Saves
        Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests, Idaho

        Located along the breathtaking Wild and Scenic Lochsa River, about fifteen minutes east of Lowell, ID, families, campers, anglers, kayakers, floaters and boaters may enjoy this five unit, two acre, free-use campground and Lochsa river/boat access site. A changing room and a single vault restroom is also provided. The Campground will accomodate 40-ft. RV's.

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        Camper-submitted photo from Sam Billings Memorial Campground
        Camper-submitted photo from Sam Billings Memorial Campground
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        Sam Billings Memorial Campground

        3 Reviews
        5 Photos
        11 Saves
        Conner, Montana

        Sam Billings Memorial Campground is located off of the West Fork Rd and consists of 12 campsites complete with picnic tables, and fire rings. There is also a large area ideal for group activities. Other facilites include vault toilets. Campground can accommodate RV's or trailers to 30 feet.

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