Idaho's Campgrounds Providing a Night Under the Stars

A Natural, Idaho WaterfallFor thoselooking to enjoy an outdoor life, investigating Idaho homes for sale can be the perfect answer to that lifestyle.  Among the most important attractions are campgrounds.  Idaho has hundreds of places to camp, ranging from the very primitive, which likely requires a hike into the site, to campgrounds set up for RV’s or camping trailers.  Some sites even have cabins available to rent.  Each has a unique set of features that attract a particular set of people.

The US Forest Service maintains several hundred campgrounds in five National Forests: Boise, Caribou-Targhee, Payette, Salmon-Challis, and Sawtooth. You can select from the amenities at each site.  Some require an advanced reservation, most have a fee for the use.  An example of the federal campsites is the Sagehen Creek Campground, north of Emmett, ID.  There are 21 campsites with activities that include fishing in the reservoir, several hiking trails with magnificent views, mountain bike trails, horseback riding trails, hunting in season, and RV hookups.  There is a small fee to use these facilities.

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The State of Idaho also has campsites available.  Of particular interest are twelve state parks that provide cabins for rent.  Among these is Bruneau Dunes State Park in the southwestern part of the state.  These cabins have basic facilities, including electric power, heating and air conditioning for those warmer summer days.  Some other park cabins include a furnished kitchen and outdoor grilling facilities.  Some cabins are quite elegant and compare favorably to high class hotel facilities.  In addition to “normal” activities such as fishing and hiking, disc golf is featured in some locations. Also, these are close to the Bruneau Sand Dunes which provide an enjoyable day trip.

The Idaho Sky at DuskIn addition to those, there are private facilities available.  Scattered about the state are over 150 privately owned RV campsites with facilities for the TV owner.  Power hook-ups, showers and convenience stores make an RV trip convenient and easy.

Overall, Idaho has a very large number of ways to enjoy the outdoors.  Those looking for a lifestyle that is centered on outdoor activities are well advised to examine Boise Idaho real estate and Idaho homes for sale.  Living a healthy outdoor life is one of the foremost reasons for buying an Idaho property.

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