Idaho offers visitors and locals alike some of the most beautiful places to camp in the country. Stunning mountain views, lakes, rivers, and national parks make our state a hot spot for camping. If you are thinking about touring Idaho with your RV, there are a few places that you should add to your list. Don’t forget to stop by Lake City Auto Care if your RV needs service before you head out into the wilderness!
5 Idaho parks and campgrounds to visit this summer
Sam Owen Campground
Sam Owen Campground is located in cedar and pine forests on the edge of Lake Pend Oreille. The wilderness around Sam Owen campground offers hiking, swimming, boating, and canoeing. The nearby Sam Owen Game Preserve is home to deer, birds, and other wildlife.
This campground is open from mid-May to late September, offers potable water, and flush toilets. Campers have access to a boat launch and dock. Sam Owen Campground has a 14 day stay period.
Farragut State Park
Also located on Lake Pen Oreille, Farragut State Park offers swimming in both the lake and surrounding rivers, indoor restrooms and showers, drinking water, equestrian campsites, and a boat launch.
The surrounding area offers a wide variety of activities. The Museum at the Brig showcases the history of the Farragut Naval Training Station, as well as world war two. Visitors can rent equipment to play disc golf or visit the nearby Silverwood Theme Park.
Farragut is an ideal place to visit for families with children, and those who do prefer to not be extremely secluded.
Round Lake State Park
Round Lake State Park is located to the west of Lake Pend Oreille, 10 miles south of Sandpoint. This 142-acre national park offers camping, paddleboat, canoe, and kayak rentals. Visitors can swim and fish on the state park’s namesake, Round Lake. Flush toilets, an RV dump station, RV campsites, and is ADA accessible.
Lost Moose Campground
Located 45 minutes to the east of Coeur d’Alene, Lost Moose Campground offers a more secluded camping experience. You won’t find Wi-Fi, cell reception, or an RV dump station here. Lost Moose is over 10 miles away from most amenities like gas stations and grocery stores.
From the campground, visitors have access to ATV trails, a jeep road, hiking, and fishing. Latour Creek runs right by the campground, but if you want to swim in a deeper body of water, the Coeur d’Alene River is only 8 miles away.
Lost Moose Campground provides a much more remote camping experience. For those that enjoy this type of camping, it is a great place to visit!
Another spot located to the east of Coeur d’Alene; Bumblebee Campground is comprised of two loops with campsites. Large groups can reserve the entire west loop to accommodate lots of campers, but families and individuals also can reserve smaller sites on the east loop. This campground offers vault toilets, drinking water, and trash pickup.
Bumblebee Campground is located 15 miles from the 803 Motorized Trail System. Visitors can fish and tube on the river, hike, climb, and horseback ride in the areas surrounding the campground.
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