Portneuf Lower Sportsmens Access

Portneuf Lower Campground, Lava Hot Springs, ID Portneuf Lower is probably is the best kept secret with respect to free camping in Lava Hot Springs. Well, at least it was. While RV parks in town cost as much as $100.00 a night, and still get sold out during weekends in Summer, Portneuf Lower often has several ... Read more

Cougar Dispersed Camping Area, Ketchum, ID

Cougar Dispersed Camping Area, Ketchum, ID Sawtooth National Recreation Area (SNRA) covers a large area of land with hundreds of options for boondocking and developed camping. The most popular area to camp is along the North Fork of the Big Wood River, at a place the Forest Service has named, “Cougar Dispersed Camping Area”. Cougar starts where ... Read more

Idaho Rest Area Map

Locations depicted on this Idaho rest area map were gathered from the Idaho Department of Transportation. These are all of the state's official rest areas. Click on each map marker for additional details...

A Guide to 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 ... Read more

Idaho Rest Area Rules

Is overnight parking allowed at Idaho Rest Areas? Can you sleep in your car at an Idaho Rest Area? How many hours can you stay at an Idaho Rest Area? Is camping permitted at Idaho Rest Areas?

Camping on Idaho Endowment Lands

The State of Idaho allows camping on all Idaho Endowment Lands, as long as the land is not currently leased to other organizations, or is not closed off to the public. Idaho owns roughly 2.4 million acres of state trust land. About 70%...