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Best Tent Sites Near Melba, ID (15)

    Camper-submitted photo from Swan Falls - Idaho Power
    Camper-submitted photo from Swan Falls - Idaho Power
    Camper-submitted photo from Swan Falls - Idaho Power
    Camper-submitted photo from Swan Falls - Idaho Power
    Camper-submitted photo from Swan Falls - Idaho Power
    Camper-submitted photo from Swan Falls - Idaho Power

    1.

    Swan Falls - Idaho Power

    15 Reviews
    73 Photos
    182 Saves
    Murphy, Idaho

    Swan Falls - Idaho Power is a solid spot for those looking to camp near the river in Idaho. This place offers some pretty stunning views, especially if you manage to snag a spot right by the water. The sunsets down in the canyon are something else, and if you're into stargazing, the minimal light pollution makes for some incredible starry nights.

    The campground is free, which is always a bonus. It's got the basics covered with picnic tables, fire rings, and pit toilets. You won't find any electric or water hookups here, so come prepared. Pets are welcome, and you can have a campfire, which is great for those chilly evenings.

    Fishing is a big draw here, with the dam providing some prime spots. There's also a little trail system that offers some nice views if you feel like stretching your legs. The historical power station buildings nearby add a bit of character and are worth a look.

    Some visitors have mentioned that the area can get a bit buggy, especially near standing water, and there's not a lot of shade, so it can get pretty hot. But the scenery and the convenience of the location make it worth it. Just be mindful of the trash situation—pack out what you pack in to keep the place nice for everyone.

    Overall, Swan Falls is a great spot for a quick getaway, especially if you're coming from Boise or Meridian. Whether you're into fishing, hiking, or just relaxing by the river, this place has a little something for everyone.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • ADA Access
    • Tents
    • Group
    Camper-submitted photo from Caldwell Campground and RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Caldwell Campground and RV Park

    2.

    Caldwell Campground and RV Park

    6 Reviews
    2 Photos
    74 Saves
    Caldwell, Idaho
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $28 - $43 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Idaho City Yurts — Idaho Parks and Recreation State Headquaters
    Camper-submitted photo from Idaho City Yurts — Idaho Parks and Recreation State Headquaters
    Camper-submitted photo from Idaho City Yurts — Idaho Parks and Recreation State Headquaters
    Camper-submitted photo from Idaho City Yurts — Idaho Parks and Recreation State Headquaters
    Camper-submitted photo from Idaho City Yurts — Idaho Parks and Recreation State Headquaters
    Camper-submitted photo from Idaho City Yurts — Idaho Parks and Recreation State Headquaters
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      Camper-submitted photo from Silver City Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Silver City Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Silver City Campground
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      Camper-submitted photo from Silver City Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Silver City Campground

      5.

      Silver City Campground

      3 Reviews
      14 Photos
      109 Saves
      Murphy, Idaho

      This small campground is located in a partially restored 19th-century mining town. Please plan to bring your own water. Don't use the water running through the campground from Jordan Creek because it may contain mercury from prior mining activity in the area.

      • Tents
      • Equestrian
      • Cabins
      • Standard (Tent/RV)
      • Tent Cabin
      • Glamping
      Camper-submitted photo from Shafer Butte
      Camper-submitted photo from Shafer Butte
      Camper-submitted photo from Shafer Butte
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      Camper-submitted photo from Shafer Butte
      Camper-submitted photo from Shafer Butte

      6.

      Shafer Butte

      4 Reviews
      17 Photos
      175 Saves
      Horseshoe Bend, Idaho

      Overview

      Shafer Butte is located atop the scenic Boise Ridge Mountains, near Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area, at an elevation of 7,000 feet. Visitors enjoy hiking and biking on various trails in the surrounding area, and simply relaxing and taking in the area's beautiful views.

      Recreation

      Popular activities in the area include hiking and mountain biking, the Mores Mountain Trail begins in the campground. This 2-mile interpretive nature trail is family friendly.

      Facilities

      Popular activities in the area include hiking and mountain biking, the Mores Mountain Trail begins in the campground. This 2-mile interpretive nature trail is family friendly.

      Natural Features

      Shafer Butte offers scenic views of Deer Point, Mores Mountain and Shafer Butte summits, as well as the expansive valley below. The campground is situated among Douglas fir and aspen trees, which offer partial shade in most sites. Wildlife and summer wildflowers are abundant in the area.

      Nearby Attractions

      Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area is close by and offers more hiking and biking trails, as well as other summer activities, check out this link for more information http://bogusbasin.org. The Ridge to River trail system is near by as well, check out this link for more information http://www.ridgetorivers.org

      • Pets
      • Fires
      • Phone Service
      • Tents
      • Group
      • Picnic Table

      $50 / night

      Camper-submitted photo from Owyhee River - Below Dam - Owyhee Dam Park
      Camper-submitted photo from Owyhee River - Below Dam - Owyhee Dam Park
      Camper-submitted photo from Owyhee River - Below Dam - Owyhee Dam Park
      Camper-submitted photo from Owyhee River - Below Dam - Owyhee Dam Park
      Camper-submitted photo from Owyhee River - Below Dam - Owyhee Dam Park
      Camper-submitted photo from Owyhee River - Below Dam - Owyhee Dam Park
      Camper-submitted photo from North - C. J. Strike Area
      Camper-submitted photo from North - C. J. Strike Area
      Camper-submitted photo from North - C. J. Strike Area
      Camper-submitted photo from North - C. J. Strike Area
      Camper-submitted photo from North - C. J. Strike Area
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        Cottonwood Campground

        1 Review
        22 Saves
        Idaho City, Idaho

        Overview: A stay at Cottonwood Campground enables guests to enjoy all the beauty and recreation offered around the Middle Fork Boise River and Arrowrock Reservoir. The tiny campground hosts 3 campsites. Weather is usually good from mid-May through late September and is easily accessible by car in good weather, although the road is sometimes rough and the drive can be seemingly long. Checking with the Mountain Ranger District (208-587-7961) on road conditions before heading out is recommended. Natural Features: The campground is situated just north of the reservoir along Cottonwood Creek. There is at a switchback of Forest Service (FS) roads 268 and 377. It is located less than a mile along FS road 377. Wildlife watchers may want to look for deer and elk. Waterfowl, eagles and osprey are attracted to the river. Recreation: Cottonwood Trail begins nearby, leading to Bald Mountain. Check the Idaho City Ranger District Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) for trails in the area that are open to hikers, equestrians, mountain bikers and off-road vehicles. Click here for an Idaho OHV safety message. Arrowrock Reservoir is a premier fishing destination in southwest Idaho. It offers excellent trout fishing for rainbow and cutthroat trout. There are also good swimming holes. Big game hunting is a popular activity in season. The Middle Fork Boise River is just north of the campground and also offers great fishing.

        • Tents
        Camper-submitted photo from BLM - Cow Lakes Campground
        Camper-submitted photo from BLM - Cow Lakes Campground
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