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Camping in Idaho

Idaho is known as “The Gem State” for its impressive collection of natural resources and scenic areas. Campers will find protected wilderness, snow-capped mountain ranges, vast lakes, deep canyons, white water rapids, and fertile farmland. These settings make for world-class hiking, fishing, mountain biking, and skiing. Make time to visit Snake River, Hells Canyon, and Craters of the Moon National Monument.

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Ponderosa State Park

Ponderosa State Park is a public recreation area and state park occupying a peninsula in Payette Lake on the northeast edge of McCall in Valley County, Idaho, United States. The park's 1,515 acres (613 ha) include a second unit, called North Beach, located six miles (9.7 km) north of McCall at the northern extremity of the lake. Ponderosa is a popular park for day use and camping. In 2020, the ...

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Priest Lake State Park

Priest Lake State Park is a public recreation area in Bonner County, Idaho, United States. The state park covers a total of 755 acres (306 ha) in the Selkirk Mountains about 30 miles (48 km) from the Canada–United States border. It consists of three units near the southern, eastern and northern shores of Priest Lake: Dickenseet, Indian Creek, and Lionhead.

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City Of Rocks National Reserve

The City of Rocks National Reserve, also known as the Silent City of Rocks, is a United States National Reserve and state park in south-central Idaho, approximately 2 miles (3.2 km) north of the border with Utah. It is widely known for its enormous granite rock formations and excellent rock climbing. The rock spires in the City of Rocks and adjacent Castle Rocks State Park are largely composed ...

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Lake Pend Oreille

Sandpoint is the largest city in, and the county seat of, Bonner County, Idaho, United States. Its population was 8,639 at the 2020 census. Sandpoint's major economic contributors include forest products, light manufacturing, tourism, recreation and government services. As the largest service center in the two northern Idaho counties (Bonner and Boundary), as well as northwestern Montana, it ha...

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Farragut State Park

Farragut State Park is a public recreation area in the northwest United States, located in northern Idaho at the southern tip of Lake Pend Oreille in the Coeur d'Alene Mountains. The 4,000-acre (6.3 sq mi; 16.2 km2) state park is five miles (8 km) east of Athol in Kootenai County, about thirty miles (50 km) northeast of Coeur d'Alene. Activities include camping, picnicking, hiking, mountain bik...

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