For the ultimate camping experience, forget glamping and RVs … a simple, rustic setting is the way to go! Those who find pleasure in “roughing it” are the ones who truly get to immerse themselves in nature. But natural, remote camping spots in Idaho are abundant and it can be a challenge to narrow it down to the “best.” If you’re having trouble figuring out where to go to get away from it all (fellow campers included), here are just a few of the best dispersed camping spots in Idaho that will make you want to pitch a tent and spend the night checking out the stars.

Of course, Idaho is full of camping sites — primitive and otherwise — and these are just a tiny snapshot of everything that our state has to offer. But since Idaho’s camping season is one of the longest in the country, I say get out there and explore — and tag a friend who you want to go on a rustic camping adventure with!

What are some of your favorite dispersed camping spots in Idaho? Do you prefer primitive camping in Idaho, glamping, RV resorts, or a traditional campground? We’d love to hear all about your favorite campgrounds in Idaho in the comments. And, if you have a favorite place to visit during the summer months, let us know about it! Fill out this nomination form and tell us about some of your favorite destinations in the Gem State. You may just see your recommendation in an upcoming Only In Your State article!

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What are some of the best campgrounds in Idaho?

The Gem State is paradise for hikers. From the panhandle down to the Utah/Idaho state line, you will find some incredible campgrounds. Whether you are searching for primitive camping in Idaho or more luxurious campgrounds, there are plenty of options. A few of the best camping spots in Idaho include:


Are there any glampgrounds in Idaho that I should check out?

Yes! There are plenty of glampgrounds in Idaho if you aren’t in the mood to “rough it,” yet you want to spend a little bit of time outdoors. While we could list several incredible glamping spots in Idaho, some that you will want to consider include:


What are some of the best lakes in Idaho?

If you love dispersed camping in Idaho, there are plenty of places to consider. Some of our favorite campgrounds are near a lake and with hundreds of lakes in Idaho, it is hard to choose our favorites. But, we do have several that we highly recommend year after year. These incredible lakes in the Gem State include:

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