I can’t remember the first time or place that I camped as a child for I was too young to know where it was. In other words, my camping experiences began very early on in my life. I like the outdoors and I enjoy the fresh mountain air here in Idaho. Playing among the willows along a mountain stream, listening to the cry of a falcon in the sky, skipping rocks in a pond, and walking along a dusty mountain road are all things that I enjoyed years ago in the following places:
This is a great place to camp in Island Park. Going north on US highway 20 from Last Chance turn right on Forrest Road Rt 059 at the South Big Springs campground sign and head East 4.7 miles. The campground will be on your right.
An Island Park area campground along the Henry’s Fork. Turn West off of US highway 20 onto the Kilgore road and go 3.2 miles then turn right at the campground sign and go 0.4 miles until you see another campground sign and turn right. The campground is 1 mile further on a canyon rim.
Along Highway 26 turn off at the Palisades dam and cross over the dam. The campground is 1 mile further.
Go East from Ashton on Highway 47 5 miles about 5 miles and turn right at the Cave Falls sign. Traveling 16.7 more miles you cross into Wyoming, go a mile and a half further and the campground will be on your right.
To get to this campground you have to leave Idaho and drive through Alpine, Wyoming south on Highway 89 just a little less than 2 ½ miles and turn right onto forest road 87 and go 6.7 miles back into Idaho. There are two sections of the campground. I like the farthest west section.
Find State Highway 31 that goes thru Victor, Idaho and take it heading West out of Victor. The campground will be six miles from the town on your left.
Between Ashton, Idaho and Island Park on Highway 20 if you’re heading north it will be on your right six miles before Last chance or Island Park.
This is a great place that I probably should not tell anyone about because one of the purposes of camping in the mountains is to get away from the crowds. I sure don’t want this and my other favorite spots to become crowded and trodden down.
Find Driggs, Idaho and head East on Little off of State Hwy 55/Main street, follow the main road as Little curves into Ski Hill Road and go 7 and a half miles to where the campground sigh says “Forest Rt. 009” and turn right. Travel 4.3 miles to the campground. You will actually be in Wyoming but it is the Idaho side of the Tetons
All of these places above are great places where I and family and friends have built many happy memories. You can check out most of these campsites along with many others places in Idaho at this website.