Idaho is a truly special place if you haven’t already heard. We’ve already been named the “middle of nowhere” and even have the second largest chunk of untamed, roadless wilderness in the contiguous US to prove it – 2.4 million acres of it, to be exact. It’s incredible how in tune Idaho still is with its natural roots! So just imagine how much more in tune with nature you’ll be after a trip to the most remote place in Idaho.

Based on the latest geographic calculations, the most remote spot in the entire continental US is actually on the border of Idaho and Nevada, overlapping Owyhee County. But for the most remote place in Idaho specifically (that is fully contained within Idaho), there’s only one place that holds that title…and it’s so positively breathtaking, you might be willing to take your chances to get there.

Project Remote is a unique venture that finds and documents the most secluded places in the US places to ensure their future preservation. Their criteria are fairly simple: accessible by hiking only, unmarred by plane trails, and completely obscured from the road, among others. A few years back, they noted one particular point within Idaho as being the most remote spot in the state, and naturally, it just happens to be found in Idaho’s largest expanse of preserved wilderness. In fact, this amazingly isolated area is so remote that it requires six to seven days of hiking to get there. Are you ready?

Reaching the most remote place in Idaho is quite the arduous hike. With only rugged wildlife trails to follow and not much else, we recommend that only experienced hikers consider attempting this intense week-long adventure. But it’s definitely amazing to dream about nevertheless!


Have you ever visited the Frank Church Wilderness or rafted the Salmon River? It’s definitely breathtaking!

If you’re looking for a ruggedly scenic place to stay and truly get away from it all in this most ‘Idaho’ way possible, check out this wilderness lodge in the middle of nowhere

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Where can I camp in Idaho?

Whether you're looking for a fantastic waterfront campsite to pitch your tent or a stellar backcountry escape to the mountains, Idaho has year-round camping opportunities in every corner of the state. An established campground is often the most ideal, due to the availability of water, facilities, and fire rings, as well as on-site cabins and yurts.

For established campsites, the state's many state parks offer some of the best places to camp in Idaho, but reservations and usage fees are typically required:


Camping in Idaho is also available at a number of reservoirs, including:

  • Anderson Ranch Reservoir
  • Blackfoot Reservoir
  • Deadwood Reservoir
  • Lost Valley Reservoir
  • Hawkins Reservoir
  • Horsethief Reservoir
  • Mann Creek Reservoir
  • Mountain View Reservoir
  • Oneida Narrows Reservoir
  • Palisades Reservoir
  • Tripod Reservoir



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