Some Idaho Camps

(nr Hailey ID)
While roaming around Idaho, searching for special places, I stayed at some camps not mentioned in my other posts. Thought I’d share them, as they were pretty locations, and all were free spots.

Pond, hills, trees

Deer Creek Canyon

Deer Creek Canyon had some spots for dispersed camping, but none were available because they were trying to give the area time to recover from a past fire. This was an example of exploring for a camp without any luck.

(nr Bellevue ID)
Stanton Crossing was a camp by the Big Wood River provided by Idaho Fish & Game with pit toilets. It was right next to the highway, so I drove through and up a hill to a nice spot overlooking the river. It had pretty views and good internet.

Stanton Crossing camp

Big Wood River looking north

River, sage, trees, hills

Big Wood River looking south

(nr Picabo ID)
Silver Creek-Point of Rocks was another camp provided by Idaho Fish & Game. Next to a rock formation, a winding creek and surrounding fields made for a quiet setting. A good internet signal was a plus.

Rock formtion, sage

Point of Rocks

Creek, mountains, fence, field

Silver Creek

(nr Ririe ID)
While driving to my next stop, I passed by Idaho’s tallest peak, Mount Borah at 12,662 ft. Wolf Flats camp was a ten mile round-about drive to cross the South Fork-Snake River. Most was paved, but the last couple of miles was good gravel road.

Snow capped mountain, hills

Mount Borah

Cliff, trees, grass

Wolf Flats Cliff

The BLM camp had designated campsites on both sides of the road, some with a river view. Lots of trees, riparian plants, and cliffs provided privacy. Rock fire-rings, pit toilets, and good internet made it nice.

River, hill, shrubbery

South Fork-Snake River at Wolf Flats camp

My first preference for a camp is a boondock off by myself. However, these types of free dry camps, with a nice view, are a good second choice. It’s worth doing some research, asking locals, and looking around to find them.

Camps: Stanton Crossing-IFG, Silver Creek-IFG, Wolf Flats-BLM drycamps
Scene: River, cliffs, creek, mountain

2 Responses to Some Idaho Camps

  1. gumo July 16, 2015 at 2:29 pm #

    Thanks very much for the helpful free sites that I would probably never know about if it hadn’t been for you. Thanks!

    • Pleinguy July 16, 2015 at 3:41 pm #

      You’re welcome Norm. Hope you get to use them sometime.

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