Nature May 20, 2021
8 Secluded Idaho Campgrounds That Are Great For A Relaxing Getaway
When you feel like life is moving too fast, you know it’s the perfect time to slow down and take a break. Here in Idaho, that usually means a quick camping trip is on the horizon! There are so many great campgrounds in Idaho; We’re sure you’re aware of many (and you probably keep them close to your hearts.) Regardless, we could all use some fresh camping inspiration from time to time, which is why we compiled a list of secluded Idaho campgrounds that you’ll want to check out. Take a look and see if any of these beautiful spots call to you!
During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.
1. Crown Point Campground - Cascade
Part of Lake Cascade State Park, Crown Point Campground is a dreamy spot located on the eastern shore of Lake Cascade. If you're looking for a campground with great water views, this is it! With 29 tent/RV sites, the campground is the perfect destination for fishing, boating, and sunbathing on the sandy beach. Learn about campground availability
2. Warm River Campground - Ashton
Located right along Warm River, this campground is surrounded by the beauty of the Caribou-Targhee National Forest. Its proximity to the slow-moving river makes it a popular spot for river tubing. Shaded by willow and pine trees, this campground is a true oasis! With single and double family campgrounds, plus group campgrounds, you'll want to bring all of your friends and family to this tranquil spot. Reservations can be made
3. Beauty Creek Campground - Coeur d'Alene
Open seasonally through the summer, Beauty Creek Campground is just a half-mile from beautiful Lake Coeur d'Alene. Tucked right along Beauty Creek, the area's scenery is just jaw-dropping! You'll feel like you've fallen into a painting sunset lowers behind the wooded hillsides. Boasting 20 spacious campsites, the campground is the perfect place to enjoy some peace and quiet. Additionally, there are several biking and hiking trails near the campground, including the Caribou Ridge National Recreation Trail. Reserve your spot at this gorgeous campground
4. Garfield Bay Campground - Sagle
Escape to Idaho's largest and deepest lake at Garfield Bay Campground near Sagle. Located right along Lake Pend Oreille, activities like swimming, boating, and fishing are all just a short walk away. Garfield Bay is home to 29 RV sites and 15 tent sites, shaded by mature trees along the mountainside. Your lakeside getaway awaits! Campsite availability can be viewed
5. Falls Campground - Swan Valley
A campground just steps away from a waterfall? Yes, please! Falls Campground can be found next to the Snake River in Swan Valley, Idaho. Shaded by cottonwood trees and surrounded by grassy meadows, the campground itself is a respite from reality. Wildlife is typically abundant and includes eagles, osprey, moose, and deer. Best of all, the wonderful Fall Creek Falls is less than a quarter-mile walk from the campground. What doesn't this secluded campground have? Your site can be reserved right
6. Ten Mile Campground - Idaho City
Ten Mile Campground is a small campground hiding in a forest of ponderosa pine trees. It may be small, but that's what makes it ideal for a quiet camping trip with just you and Mother Nature. The campground is easily accessed off of Highway 21 and contains 16 campsites. It's also one of just three campgrounds within a few miles of Idaho City, a historic mining town that's definitely worth taking some time to explore. Learn more about Ten Mile Campground
7. Hot Springs Campground - Garden Valley
For a truly relaxing escape from everyday life, a visit to Hot Springs Campground in Garden Valley will definitely deliver! Home to three group sites and eight single sites, the campground is located just across from the South Fork Payette River. Along the river, you'll even find a natural hot spring soaking pool! The hot spring is easily accessible by taking a staircase down to the river. Open seasonally from May through October, reservation for Hot Springs Campground can be made
8. Wildhorse Campground - Mackay
Consisting of 13 sites in a breathtaking wooded setting, Wildhorse Campground sure makes an impression. It's a no-reservation campground, but it's definitely worth taking a gamble on for its unbelievable surroundings. Nearby, you'll find natural wonders like Boulder Creek Lake, Waterfall Trail, and Wildhorse Canyon. It's open only from June through September, so start planning your trip to this peaceful
Have you been to any of these campgrounds? What was your experience like? We’d love to hear from you!