Best Camping in Boise

Looking for the best camping in Boise? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Boise. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the incredible Outbound community.

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  • Explore the South Fork of the Boise River

    In just over an hour, you can leave downtown Boise and arrive above Arrowrock Reservoir in a location so unique that you won't believe you're still in Idaho. The South Fork of the Boise River provides excitement for campers, wildlife lovers, and o...

  • Mountain Bike to the Petroglyphs at Wees Bar

    At Wees Bar, a remote area accessible only by bike or foot, explore hundreds of petroglyphs carved into glacial boulders by Native Americans 12,000 years ago. Begin at the Swan Falls Dam parking lot. Bring a fat bike in late summer and fall to gli...

    12.2 miles 1000 ft gain

  • Relax at Big and Little Trinity Lakes

    Because of the altitude of the this lake, the road to it doesn't open up until mid to late July. You can still get to the lake, but it is a 6 mi round trip hike down a dusty dirt road. It gets old. When the road is open, you can drive right up to ...

    6 miles 300 ft gain

  • Snowshoe to Skyline Yurt

    This is one of many great Idaho Parks & Rec backcountry yurts. It sits on a ridge above some excellent tree skiing with views that make the hike well worth it! The wood stove will keep you warm on the coldest of nights, and the kitchen has all...

    5 miles 650 ft gain

  • Soak in Pine Flats Hot Springs

    The secret is out about Idaho's plethora of hot springs... but this one truly is special. It's highlighted by a warm waterfall that pours into a pool on the banks of the Payette. These springs are only about an hour and a half drive from Boise.To ...

    0.5 miles

  • Soak in Kirkham Hot Springs

    Soaking in Kirkham is like soaking in a dream. Numerous geothermal springs of varying temperature await at the bottom of a small wooden staircase. Hot water pours over the cliff into pools below and literally feels like a natural shower. If that's...

  • Hike to Jennie Lake

    Perhaps one of the best beginner-esque lake hikes closest to Boise, making your way to Jennie Lake can either be packed-in overnight or and out-and-back day hike. You'll be delighted by the secluded ambiance of the lake and the cool mountain breez...

  • Hike to Steel Lake

    Steel Mountain, which defines the highest point of the Boise National Forest, has the impressive qualities of its neighboring Sawtooths. From its few alpine lakes to its sharp cliff-like ridges, Steel Mountain has something for everybody, as long ...

    7.2 miles 1980 ft gain

  • Camp at Rocky Canyon Hot Springs

    Idaho is known for its pristine rivers and countless geothermal pools. The Rocky Canyon Hot Springs epitomizes both of these and will leave you begging to stay. From Boise, hop in the car and head north, I'll see you in Crouch. Take Hwy. 55 to Ban...