Learn about camping and boondocking in Idaho

Boondocking in Idaho!

Boondocking in Idaho is becoming more popular due to campers seeking free campsites further away from high traffic states like Colorado, Utah and California. The Gem State is loaded with public lands thanks to several national forests, BLM lands, and a very generous state trust land policy. Idaho also offers the best boondocking choices close to Yellowstone National Park.

Idaho Boondocking Map

This Idaho Boondocking Map contains locations of free boondocking and free campgrounds where bloggers and YouTubers have produced detailed reviews. Click on a map marker to access their reviews…

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Idaho Boondocking Maps

Idaho Rest Area Map

Updated: May 1, 2024

Locations depicted on this Idaho rest area map were gathered from the Idaho Department of Transportation. These are all of...

Places to Camp for Free in Idaho

Portneuf Lower Sportsmens Access

Updated: April 6, 2024

Portneuf Lower Campground, Lava Hot Springs, ID Portneuf Lower is probably is the best kept secret with respect to free camping...

Cougar Dispersed Camping Area, Ketchum, ID

Updated: April 6, 2024

Cougar Dispersed Camping Area, Ketchum, ID Sawtooth National Recreation Area (SNRA) covers a large area of land with hundreds of...

Idaho State Camping Laws and Regulations

Idaho Rest Area Rules

Updated: April 5, 2024

Is overnight parking allowed at Idaho Rest Areas? Can you sleep in your car at an Idaho Rest Area? How...

Camping on Idaho Endowment Lands

Updated: April 5, 2024

The State of Idaho allows camping on all Idaho Endowment Lands, as long as the land is not currently leased...

Federal Lands in Idaho