Beautiful hike

Granite Park has a chalet that you can stay in (reservation only) and back country tent camping away from the chalet.  Fantastic views all around.  Definitely bear country, take the necessary precautions.

Beautiful Scenery

This is a small campsite that is not part of the chalet.  It's a little over a 6 mile hike in (up).  Backcountry forest camping with no amenities except the beautiful Glacier landscape, wilderness and wildlife.

These Yurts are Awesome!

I have only been to there in the winter but I imagine that hiking in is just a beautiful!   You need to bring everything but a bed and stove, which are in the yurt.  Lots of hiking or cross-country skiing in the area.

Good Day Trip

Celebration Park is a nice place to spend the day but I have never spent the night there.  It is really hot in the summer without much shade.  There are a lot of activities there including hiking, swimming, fishing, the information center and atlatl throwing.  There are also petroglyphs in the area.


I love Sperry.  It's a little less that a 7 mile hike up to the Chalet, mostly up hill.  Mostly forest hiking unless you hike up past the Chalet.  There is back country camping by reservation.  This is grizzly country, keep that in mind.  You can get lunch in the chalet.  The actual glacier is a few miles past the chalet.

Beautiful Country

The Sawtooth recreation area has it all.  Camping, fishing, hiking, biking, skiing.  Ketchum is the nearest town which is an activity all in itself.  There are also hot springs in the area.  We love it here in the winter.  Miles of cross country skiing and snowshoeing.  There are numerous campgrounds within this recreation area.

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Beautiful Mountain Area

This is a smaller campground tucked back against the mountains.  Good shade trees.  Close to hiking, fishing and mountain biking.  Campsites have a picnic table, fire ring with grill.

On the Reservoir

A large campground geared toward boating with a great location right on the reservoir. Not a lot of shade trees but a beautiful high desert setting.

Right on the reservoir

Great camp ground for water sports.  All sites near the water.  Not much shade in the heat of the summer and the campsites are fairly close together.

Right on the river

This is a very popular campsite all year round.  It is right on the river and hot springs.  Close to other hiking and other forest activities.  Can be crowded.

Just far enough away from Hwy 21

Wide open campground with lots of space to roam.  A good base camp for other area activities such as hiking.  Not a lot of privacy between campsites but the sites have some room in between.

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Great Location Idaho City

This is a conveniently located campground near all the amenities of Idaho City.  Miles of forest for hiking, exploring and fishing.  Right off Highway 21, it's easy to find with ample space between campsites.  A great base camp for exploring the area.

Great Location

This is a large campground in a wooded area offering shade and some privacy.  There are 50 RV sites, 50 tent sites and 1 group site.   No water, sewer or electric.  Great proximity to the trails of the main park.

Very Primitive

This is a small remote campground that requires some dirt road driving to get to . There are picnic tables and fire grates but not much else.  A good location for exploring the various rock formations.

Definitely off the Beaten Path

Off of the Pony Express road, this campground really isn't visible until you are parked in it.  There is not a lot of tree cover and there is a lot of dust. It's dispersed camping with only 3-4 spots.  The pictures that are posted are exactly what it looks like.

Great Location

This campground is in the Park near Crater Lake.  It's forested which offers good shade and privacy.  There are picnic tables, bear boxes and trash cans.  Good access to hiking and to Crater Lake viewing and activities.

Hot in Early Summer

We visited this campground in early summer and it was already super hot and dusty.  I would recommend going there in the spring or fall.

Remote Established Camping

This campsite is a bit off the main roads but that hardly matters because the views are amazing.  We were here in the early summer and was hot and that is probably and understatement.  It's dusty , we were glad to have a tarp under the tent.

Great Location in the Park

This is a large campground inside the Park.  It requires a reservation in the summer and is first come first serve in the months that it is open in the winter.  There are some shade trees and in general the campsites are pretty close together.  This campground has RV, camper, tent and walk in tent sites.  It is pretty busy in the evening but people disperse into the hills during the day.

Large Campground with Good Shade Trees

This is a large campground in the National Park boundaries.  It has camper, RV and tent camp sites as well as 17 group sites.  There is a small store and a shower.  Each site has a picnic table.  You can also get tickets to the Parks attractions, but do this as soon as you get there as reservations can be a day or two out.