7 Rustic Spots In Idaho That Are Extraordinary For Camping

For most people, spring and summer are the best seasons for camping. But if you’re like me, fall can’t be beat. No crowds, beautiful leaves changing, chilly nights perfect for campfires, and – of course – plenty of blankets to cozy up in. What could be better?

But 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 places that will make you want to pitch a tent and spend the night checking out the stars.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

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!

For more camping and/or glamping ideas, check out our posts here and here. Or, for an epic drive to the “Middle of Nowhere,” you’ll love this remote back-country road trip.