Bad Bear Campground is located 48 miles northeast of Boise, Idaho, in a scenic Ponderosa pine forest along Highway 21 at an elevation of 5,100 feet. Wildlife and summer wildflowers are abundant. Historic Idaho City is just 11 miles south. Mores Creek runs adjacent to the site, offering whitefish and rainbow trout fishing.
State Highway 21, also known as the Ponderosa Pine Scenic Byway, snakes along Mores Creek to Mores Creek Summit, Gold Fork, and Banner Ridge with breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and forest. Numerous trail opportunities are in the area, offering hiking, biking, horseback riding, and ATV riding. In winter, the area becomes a playground for backcountry skiers and snowmobilers.
At a Glance
June - October
Reservations can be made HERE at www.recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777.
This is a fee campground. Fee envelopes and a collection box are provided near the entrance.
||6 sites / $15.00 - overnight.
||July and August
||Idaho City, Idaho
||Drinking Water, Trash service
||Facilities This campground contains 6 sites that can accommodate up to 6 people each. Picnic tables, a BBQ grill, and fire ring with benches are provided. The site is in an open area with shade. Vault toilets and garbage service are provided. Parking spurs are paved. Due to its proximity to the highway, some noise from passing traffic is to be expected.
From Idaho City, Idaho, take Highway 21 north for about 10 miles to the campground. The entrance is on the west side of the road.