Ed E.
Livermore, CA
Joined September 2016
The Perfect RV Park For Visitors to Boise, Idaho

This RV Camping Site is AWESOME! They do allow tent camping and have cabins. They have full hookups for RV's as well. There is a lower rate for "back-ins" to the Boise River Greenbelt. They also have a higher rate for Pull Through Sites for RVs. There is so much to do in the area. Biking, hiking, walking along the Boise River. There is also some great fishing on the Boise River. This location is centered for city goers, snow skiers, white water rafters and anglers. We visited some nice restaurants within a short drive of the campgrounds. We rode our bikes along the trails, upstream and downstream. The campgrounds also rent bikes for those that don't have their own :-) You will not be disappointed with this campground if you want to get to know Boise, Idaho.

The next best thing at CJ Strike to the Cottonwood Campground

The Cove Campground is similar, except it is on the west end of The Narrows, a favorite place for fishermen. There are RV camping sites as well as Tent sites. Each site has an firepit and picnic table. Pets are permitted but must be on a leash. We even put our pets in our kayaks when we went out fishing. Make sure you call the BLM for lake conditions, especially if camping during the winter months. The lake can freeze over during the winter. We went in January, but we still had water to fish on. There are outhouses there for camping use.

Scenic Campsites Just North Of Boise, Idaho. A Nice Quick Getaway!

Lake Cascade State Park has some beautiful scenery from any of the sites you stay at. There is tent and RV camping in the area. I suggest reserving a site far in advance because they fill up quick. The lake freezes over in the winter time, but if you are willing to rough it in cold weather, there are some sites available. Call before you head to the lake. There are several activities you can do at this campground, from fishing, boating, sailing and Moutain biking. Some sites have full hook-ups and there is a dumpstation for RVs. There are some ADA sites as well as group and Yurt camping. This campground is for everyone! From those willing to rough it to those who are into "glamping" :-)

Nice Camping Beaches near Great Fishing on the Salmon River!

This spot is for tent campers and maybe some pop-up trailers. It is dry camping and they do have some restrooms in the area. Nice sandy beaches for those that want to relax near the roaring sound of the river. Great salmon and smallmouth fishing upstream or downstream. Downstream is the confluence of the Salmon River and the Little Salmon River near the town of Riggins, ID. There is an Elk Farm on the other side of the road up the hill from the campsites. During the rut season (fall) you can hear their bugles echo through the canyon. If you are an experienced paddler, you can kayak this stretch of the Salmon River. Just be careful of the fishing boats that can sometimes cruise through this stretch at high speeds. Some parts of the season, the campsites can fill up. It is first come, first serve. Pack out what you pack in and keep the site clean :-)

RV Paradise in Riggins, ID Next to the Little Salmon

This RV Park is a little gem in Riggins, ID. Nestled next to the Little Salmon River, the sound of the river at your campsite is so soothing! The campground itself is narrow with only one row of sites available. It is situated between the Little Salmon River and HWY 95 (Main St.) you don't get much highway noise because Main St. is up high on a cliff which blocks the noise. Each site has a picnic table but no fire pit. It is $30/night and well worth it! Most sites have full hook up with cable TV and Wi-Fi available. This campground makes for a great home base for those that want to fly fish the Little Salmon and Salmon Rivers. You can also walk to downtown Riggins for a bite to eat or do some shopping :-) We had a great view of the Little Salmon River from the rear of our travel trailer. We would DEFINITELY stay at this campground again!

A Pleasant Camping Area North of Boise, Idaho

This campsite is located east of Cascade Lake and Donnelly, Idaho. It's a scenic road to get there. The camsite we were in was dry camping with no hook-ups. The camping pad for our 27' Travel Trailer was nice and level. Each campsite had a picnic table and a firepit. There are some nice hiking trails in the vicinity. Mountain biking and horse riding is acceptable there as well. Since we had kayaks, we had a short drive to the boat ramp. There is excellent trout fishing. There is a small swim beach near the Warm Lake Lodge and Restaurant, near where the cabins are. All in all, a great stay, away from the city :-) It's a nice peaceful setting.

A Hot Spring Oasis on the Snake River, Idaho

We LOVE this campground! We have a 27' Travel Trailer and we booked a full hook-up site at this location in Buhl, Idaho along the Snake River. It was $20/night. We camped for a couple of nights at the end of May. The weather was perfect and the river was at a steady flow. The staff was awesome! They were very friendly and accommodating. The hot springs itself was a nice touch. We had our own private room, plus the pool was very comfortable. The site is small and not very many RV sites. There were a few tent sites there as well. They rent kayaks but we brought our own. Very good fishing for trout and bass. We kayaked down stream to the Thousand Springs Bed and Breakfast Winery where we did some wine tasting and bought a few bottles, which we took back to camp. We also paddled to Thousand Springs to see the waterfalls coming down. Another hidden gem that we paddled to was Blue Heart Springs. It was a hidden cove with crystal blue water coming from the depths of the lake. We would definitely visit this location again!!!

Small and Peaceful Sites along the Snake River, Idaho

Just south of Kuna, Swan Falls is a nice quiet place for tent or RV camping. RV should be smaller than 27'. We have a 27' Travel Trailer pulled with an extended long bed Chevy Silverado. We were able to get into the last or furthest campsite up stream. north of the dam. We were able to launch our kayaks for fishing and paddling for a couple of days. It is dry camping with no hookups. No reservations, so it's on a first come first serve basis. Our site had a fire pit but no picnic table. Fishing was awesome. I caught quite a few smallies, but they were on the smaller side. Still fun to catch. There were a few smaller sites for tent camping along the river. There are a few more sites below the dam as well. All dry camping. The drive down from the top is pretty steep. Ensure your vehicle is powerful enough to pull your rig back up the grade ;-)

The Best RV Campsite in McCall, Idaho!!!

We reserved a spot here to prepare for a rafting trip we had won from the McCall WinterFest. We are so glad we did!!! This place ROCKS! We have a 27' Travel Trailer RV and we reserved a full hook-up site. The staff was friendly and we were escorted the staff to the site we reserved. The location is nice and quiet, awa from traffic.They have a nice lodge with an indoor heated swimming pool. Each site had a picnic table but no fire pit where we stayed. We had a portable grill to cook our meals. The property is very clean and the staff is ver friendly. Can't ask for anything more!

Just a Hop Skip and Jump away from Idaho

Living in Idaho near the border of Idaho, I was looking for a great catfishing spot on the Snake River. I found this campground along the Snake just on the other side of the border - eastern Oregon. The campgrounds are AWESOME!!! The have all the amenities for RV camping. They do have tent camping sites as well. There is some great history of the area and we were appreciative of how the State Park system displayed it. Great fishing for the shore angler as well as boat anglers. I fished from my kayak and caught crappie and catfish as well as some smallmouth bass. I would definitely camp here again. They do have a dump station for RVs as well as restrooms. Each site has a fire pit and picnic table.

Trophy Brown Trout Fishery!!!

If you enjoy Fly Fishing for Brown Trout, this place is awesome. There is dispersed camping all along the river below the dam. It is very rugged, but there are amenities for camping. Just follow Owyhee Lake Rd along the river and you will find spaces to set up your tent or RV. It is a bit deserty, so beware of snakes. You will find quite a few places before the tunnel. There are some places for RVs after the tunnel as well. But there are quite a few places to set up tents. There are some J-Jons along the stretch of river with camping spots near them.

Great Getaway from the City for Some Great Fishing!

I've been to this Cottonwood Campground at CJ Strike quite a few times now. It is $8/night during the summer and $4/night in the winters. Each site has a firepit and picnic table. I like some of the sites at the Cottonwood site because they are very close to a boat ramp. If you have a smaller boat, depending on the site you have, you can launch a small boat from your campground! Great fishing, spring through fall. In the winter this area freezes over. All in all, a great campsite with great fishing!

Our go to campground for Winter Camping and Fishing

We camped twice at this campground on the South Shore. The lake has a North Shore Campground as well. We were the only ones camping on Christmas Weekend and we had a few neighbors when we went again in mid January. There are several campsites in the South Shore location. We stayed in the Riverview site where there is no alcohol permitted. We liked the site because we can launch our kayaks from our campground down to the lake. Fishing is awesome! Hiking trails can be better. There is a general store at the boat marina and ramp.

Camping within an hour from the town of Livermore, CA

We've been camping here a few times now, since it is about a half hour from where we live. We camp with a 27' Travel Trailer and the campgrounds can accommodate it. There is also several tent campsites as well. The marina to Lake Del Valle is a few miles away. They rent recreational boats as well as aluminum fishing boats. They have a swimming beach area and they rent kayaks as well. There is some decent hiking trails from the campgrounds. There were no hookups where we camped for the travel trailer. Lots of turkey and deer in the area. The fee for us was $27/per night. They is a per fee as well.

Scenic Campsites with Great Hiking Trails

Anthony Chabot Campgrounds sits high up on the Castro Valley Hills overlooking Lake Chabot. There are several awesome hiking trails going down to the lake as well as some equestrian trails. The hiking trails go around the lake. Dogs are allowed but they should be on a leash. Lake Chabot has a marina that rents boats for recreational use and fishing. It's a few miles driver to get there from the campgrounds. I only gave it 4 stars because of that. They have tent and RV campsites, but no RV hookups.

First to Review
Dense Forest Camping with our RV

We were able to find an open RV spot in the middle of the week at this campground. Normally, weekends are booked solid but they do have some first come first serve sites available. You just have to check the Reservation site for campgrounds. We were able to find the perfect site, nestled in the trees, away from other campers. It was nice and quiet. They do not have hook ups so it is pretty much dry camping. They do have restrooms and potable water around the campgrounds. The roads are nicely paved and the sites are labeled. If you reserved a site on-line, they will have your name on the site when you arrive :-) I loved that I was able to ride laps around the campgrounds with my bike as well as walk a few laps around as well :-) The fishing was great for us. Some spots were pretty weedy. You just have to find the open spots to fish for trout. They do not have firewood here, but they have firepits and a picnic table at each campsite. We definitely enjoyed our stay here and would camp here again!

Great Trout Fishing - Summer and Fall Months :-)

This is a dry campground with no hook-ups for RVs. They do have restrooms and potable water around the campgrounds. It's pretty much first-come, first-serve basis. We were able to find 2 spots (group campsite) where we parked our 27' Jayco Travel Trailer and our friends were able to park and pitch 2 tents around us. The surroundings were really nice at the time we went. The reservoir water level was on the low side so the boat ramps for the reservoir were out of the water. We were told that they had drained the lake the year before and it is filling back up again. They have been stocking it with trout and did we experience the benefits of that! We had our kayaks with us and were able to troll around to catch our limit for dinner on both nights :-) It was nice and quiet in the evenings as well. There is a near by boy scout camp down the road on the dam side. It was far enough so that we did not bother them or they did not bother us :-) I would camp here again!