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5 Incredibly Scenic Campsites In Idaho

Pack up the car and spend a night in the wild.

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If you’re craving wilderness and solitude, spending the night under the Idaho sky needs to be on your adventure radar. Take a solo lakeside camping adventure or rally a couple cars full of your favorite people and camp out in cozy yurts tucked into the Sawtooth Mountains. You just can’t go wrong when camping in Idaho.

1. Camp at Fall Creek Falls

Photo: Eric Bennett

Whether you need a pit stop on your road trip across the West or this is your final destination, camping at Fall Creek Falls is a must-do for any campers coming to Idaho. Learn more.

2. Camp at Blue Lake

Photo: Mike Sanders

The night sky is enough reason to plan your next camping trip at Blue Lake. Hike around the lake in the morning to catch incredible views of the valley. Learn more.

3. Camp at Rocky Canyon Hot Springs

Photo: Dusty Klein

It doesn’t get much better than camping next to riverside hot springs. Pack a car full of friends, bring a cooler full of your favorite camp grub, and sink into the most relaxing campsite you could imagine. Learn more.

4. Camp at Coyote Yurts

Photo: Dusty Klein

If you’ve been searching for the ultimate base camp for adventures in the Sawtooth National Forest, then look for further. With 19 comfortable sleeping pads between the two yurts, this is the ultimate getaway for the whole crew. Learn more.

5. Camp at Redfish Lake

Photo: Matt O’Connor

Redfish Lake is a popular camping destination with a ton of possibilities for exploring the area. Head out on one of the many trails near the campsites or rent a SUP or canoe and spend the day on the water. Learn more.

Discover everything you need for your trip to Idaho at Visit Idaho.

Cover photo: Mike Sanders

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