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Top Tent Camping near May, ID

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  1. Camper-submitted photo from Challis Hot Springs

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    Challis Hot Springs

    9 Reviews
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    46 Saves
    Challis, Idaho

    The Challis Hot Springs is a 5th generation family-owned destination in the Round Valley, home of Challis, Idaho. The property is on the bank of the Salmon River, 70 miles from the headwaters of the “River of No Return.” Our primary amenity is natural odorless hot springs which constantly replenish with continuous freshwater supplied by nature through the river rock bottoms. Most guests enjoy the springs while camping in the RV and tent campground, which features mature trees, and irrigated grass sites, all within a stone’s throw of the Salmon River, which fronts the entire property. Our campground is the perfect location to launch your kayaking or rafting trip, fish for trout and steelhead, or just watch the wildlife. In particular, the herd of Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep frequents the cliffside above the property.

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    $29 - $43 / night

  2. Camper-submitted photo from Bayhorse Recreation Site

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    Bayhorse Recreation Site

    5 Reviews
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    30 Saves
    Challis, Idaho

    The headwaters of the Salmon River are in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area. BLM recreation sites along this stretch start at the East Fork confluence, followed downstream by Bayhorse, Deadman Hole, Challis Bridge, Cottonwood, Kilpatrick, Gold Bug Hot Springs, Elevenmile, Eightmile, Shoup Bridge, Morgan Bar and Tower Rock. Bayhorse Campground is at 5400-foot elevation and is ten miles south of Challis on Highway 75. Named for a historic mining district, Bayhorse Campground has 11 campsites along the Salmon River offering plentiful fishing. Anglers come for the resident cutthroat and rainbow trout, steelhead and whitefish. Visitors can take the road west to Bayhorse Lake, which is near a number of historic mines. The entire area is rich in mining history, and this is a comfortable base camp for exploring the Land of the Yankee Fork. Amenities Include: 11 campsites with picnic tables and fire rings; Seasonal Campground Hosts; Potable Water (beware of the sprinkler system if tenting); Vault toilets; Boat ramp and day use parking area; drinking water, restrooms; Plenty of hiking trails and interpretive sites to explore.

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    $5 - $10 / night

  3. Camper-submitted photo from Round Valley RV Park

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    Round Valley RV Park

    3 Reviews
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    Challis, Idaho

    At Round Valley RV in Challis, we cater to those who want to experience everything the world has to offer by traveling the open road and enjoying the natural beauty. The great thing about camping is there are so many ways to do it. Whether you wish for a more rustic experience in a tent, or to observe the views in the height of RV luxury, we have something to offer you. However you choose to experience the world around you, let us bring you our best in views, amenities, and access to a variety of activities. Enjoy the scenic landscape, outdoor activities, and convenient amenities, located in beautiful Challis, Idaho. If you are looking for a beautiful and unique experience, Challis is a goldmine for those seeking a balance between adventure and peaceful serenity.

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  4. Camper-submitted photo from Cottonwood Recreation Site

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    Cottonwood Recreation Site

    2 Reviews
    12 Saves
    May, Idaho

    The BLM Cottonwood Recreation Site sits among groves of cottonwoods along the scenic Salmon River and provides a beautiful setting for fishing and camping. It also has a boat ramp, allows RVs, provides accessible campsites and includes a day use area with barbecues, tent sites and group camp sites. 15 camp sites total. This is one of a number of sites on the Upper Salmon River. The headwaters of the Salmon River are in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area. BLM recreation sites along this stretch start at the East Fork confluence, followed downstream by Deadman Hole, Bayhorse Campground, Challis Bridge, and Cottonwood Campground.

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  6. Camper-submitted photo from Elk Bend RV Park

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    Elk Bend RV Park

    3 Reviews
    10 Saves
    Cobalt, Idaho
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  8. Camper-submitted photo from Waddington Creek  Primitive Campsite

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    Waddington Creek Primitive Campsite

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    41 Saves
    Salmon, Idaho

    This 2.5-acre access offers primitive camping below US Highway 93. There is a beach area at low water along the Salmon River. A small boat could be launched here with difficulty. The road is unimproved and steep. Camp trailers and RVs are not recommended.

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  9. Camper-submitted photo from Meadow Lake Campground

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    Meadow Lake Campground

    5 Reviews
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    46 Saves
    Leadore, Idaho

    Overview

    Meadow Lake Campground is located on the Leadore Ranger District of the Salmon-Challis National Forest. This high alpine campground sits at an elevation of 9,160 feet in the Lemhi Mountain Range, 22 miles from Leadore, Idaho.

    Recreation

    There's no lack of recreational opportunities around Meadow Lake Campground. The lake is stocked twice a year so the fish are always biting. Fish from the bank or carry your boat down to the lake and try from the water, as there is no boat ramp or boat dock at the lake.Hiking opportunities are available right out of the campground and include trail # 342 which provides a gentle loop around the backside of the campground. Try trail # 057 which takes you up to the steep ridge above the campground (the trail to Meadow Lake Peak is not maintained by the Forest Service). If a slower pace is appealing, pull up a chair and soak-up the incredible views from the campground.

    Facilities

    Meadow Lake Campground consists of 17 campsites and a day use area with picnic tables, fire rings and barbecue pedestals. The campground offers 2 vault toilets, drinking water and day use parking. 4 double campsites are available for larger groups with each site including 2 picnic tables, 2 tent pads, a campfire ring, a prep table, and expanded parking for 2 vehicles. The campground also offer 13 single campsites each with a picnic table, tent pad, campfire ring, prep table, and parking for 1 vehicle.

    Natural Features

    Meadow Lake Campground is located at the base of the 10,720-foot Meadow Lake Peak and along the banks of the 13.3-acre Meadow Lake. The high elevation campground is dotted with lodge pole pine and white bark pine trees and is frequented by deer and mountain goats.

    Nearby Attractions

    There are plenty of other attractions in the vicinity of Meadow Lake including the Gilmore Ghost Town and a number of other Forest Service recreation sites and trails. Stop at the Leadore Ranger Station and pick up a visitor map for more information.

    Charges & Cancellations

    A $8.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

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    $10 / night

  10. Camper-submitted photo from Morgan Creek

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    Morgan Creek

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    5 Saves
    Challis, Idaho

    This small campground is reached by taking Highway 93 five miles north of Challis to Morgan creek, then driving four miles up the canyon to the recreation site. The campground is located at the foot of a valley just before the canyon and is bordered by Morgan Creek. It is also located near a Bighorn Sheep Management Area. The diverse terrain here makes it excellent songbird habitat. Sparrows, thrashers, and wrens flit in the sagebrush, and juncos, kinglets, and nutcrackers shelter in the forest. Big game in the area includes bighorn sheep, pronghorn antelope and mule deer. Continue on Morgan Creek road to reach the trailhead which accesses the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness. Amenities include: 4 campsites w/picnic tables & fire rings; 1 vault toilet; Potable water (hand pump)

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