- Maximum occupancy per site: 8 people.
- Check-in time: 2 p.m. Check-out time: 1 p.m.
- Quiet hours: 10 p.m. to 7 a.m.
- Alcoholic beverages: Permitted at campsites.
- Generator use: Allowed except during quiet hours.
- Campfires: Allowed only in provided campfire pit or ring at site, following local restrictions.
- Drone use: Drone use is generally restricted, but rules vary. Call the specific park for details.
27608 Bruneau Sand Dunes Road, Bruneau, ID 83604
Did you know that Idaho is home to the tallest single-structure sand dune in North America? Dune lovers can camp right at the base of this expansive sandy playground. When you tire of climbing up and sliding down the dunes, enjoy fishing in the small lakes, photographing the landscape, and stargazing under the dark night sky. The visitor center hosts a museum and rents boards for dune sliding, and the Bruneau Dunes Observatory is open for night viewing on Friday and Saturday evenings from mid-March to mid-October. Of the campground’s more than 100 campsites, most have electric hookups and can accommodate big rigs. Spring or fall are ideal seasons to visit in order to avoid the summer heat. If you do travel in the summer, it’s best to explore the dunes early or later in the day.
13550 ID-54, Athol, ID 83801
This sprawling, forested park is home to more than 4,000 acres of pristine wilderness and is the perfect base from which to explore beautiful Northern Idaho. Located 25 miles from Coeur d’Alene and 50 miles from Spokane, Washington, Farragut is a beloved, family-friendly park. Its popularity means that while there are more than 200 campsites throughout the park, many with partial or full hookups, reservations fill up fast. Activities include miles of hiking and biking trails, water activities on the stunning Lake Pend Oreille, and a visit to the Museum at the Brig, which shares this park’s fascinating history as a World War II naval training station.
3917 E. 5100 N., Island Park, ID 83429
Located on beautiful Henrys Lake with sweeping views of the surrounding plains and mountains, this campground offers nature trails, guided hikes, a Junior Ranger program, and excellent trout fishing. And while it’s a worthwhile destination in its own right, Henrys Lake is also located only 15 miles from the west entrance of Yellowstone National Park. The campground’s newer Caddis loop has 35 different 50-foot-long sites with full hookups, however, these are all first come, first served. Two other loops have 75 reservable sites with partial hookups and a variety of sizes. The openness of the campground does mean that there is less shade and more wind, but on the plus side, cell service is strong. If you’re looking for a serene Yellowstone camping experience with hookups at a reasonable rate, don’t overlook this Idaho state park.
Idaho state park campgrounds that accommodate RV camping
Bear Lake State Park
Bruneau Dunes State Park
Castle Rocks State Park
City of Rocks National Reserve
Dworshak State Park
Farragut State Park
Hells Gate State Park
Henrys Lake State Park
Heyburn State Park
Lake Cascades State Park
Lake Walcott State Park
Massacre Rocks State Park
Ponderosa State Park
Priest Lake State Park
Round Lake State Park
Three Island Crossing State Park
Winchester Lake State Park
For more information on Idaho state park campgrounds, visit parksandrecreation.idaho.gov.