Try These Camping Spots Near Boise

Dated: September 17 2020

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As the summer heat begins to subside, you may be ready to spend a few evenings under the stars over the weekend! Or, perhaps you’re looking for an extended outdoor adventure! Regardless, within a short drive of Boise, you’ll find a variety of sites to get your family enjoying great Idaho outdoor scenery.


Laughing Horse Ranch 

Location: 7085 S. Eagle Road, Meridian, Idaho 83642

This is a perfect little hideaway if you want space, hiking, and riding! Laughing Horse Ranch has plenty of room to stay outdoors in your RV or tent, or enjoy one of their onsite apartments! Make it a weekend of family (or friendly) fun, plus you can bring along your pets! 


Sweet Pepper Ranch

Location: 7235 Southside Boulevard, Nampa, Idaho 83686

Get to glamping at Sweet Pepper Ranch! This working, small-scale horse ranch is home to bed & breakfast facilities, as well as a glamping tent! If you’re not quite ready to commit to pitching a tent, ease into camping with their canvas glamping tent. Enjoy horseback riding to a nearby winery or to the Owyhee Mountains!


Stanley Lake Campground

Location: Inside of Sawtooth National Recreation Area - Idaho 75, Stanley, Idaho 83278

Right on the shoreline of Stanley Lake at the foot of the Sawtooth Mountains, you’ll find the Stanley Lake Campground. If you’re ready to pitch a tent and say goodbye to cell phone service, you’ll be in the perfect spot for hiking, fishing, and observing wildlife! Limited spaces may be available from season to season. 


Bruneau Dunes State Park 

Location: 27608 Sand Dunes Road, Bruneau, Idaho 83647

Bruneau Dunes State Park offers one of the longest camping seasons in the Idaho Parks system. Reserve a spot and go fishing! Or, brave climbing the tallest sand dune in North America - its peak rises 470 feet above the surrounding desert floor. Only 64 miles south of Boise, Idaho, it’s perfect for a weekend escape. 

Explore a new place, enjoy some quiet time, and abandon life’s distractions for some time at one of these popular camping spots. If you’re ready to rough it, or you just want to try glamping, you can definitely find a spot near Boise to enjoy some time outside this fall!

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Scott Trefaller

Scott grew up in Orange County, CA. and he and his family moved to Boise in 1972. He graduated from Meridian High School, then obtained a BA in Marketing from Boise State University. He has over 20 ye....

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