Shafer Butte Campground and Group sites - reserve


Mountain Home RD - Summer - Shafer Butte Campground


Shafer Butte Campground has single, double and group campsites.  

Shafer Butte is located atop the scenic Boise Ridge Mountains, near Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area, at an elevation of 7,000 feet.

Visitors enjoy hiking and biking on various trails in the surrounding area, and simply relaxing and taking in the area's beautiful views.

Natural Features:

Shafer Butte offers scenic views of Deer Point, Mores Mountain and Shafer Butte summits, as well as the expansive valley below. The campground is situated among Douglas fir and aspen trees, which off partial shade in most sites. Wildlife and summer wildflowers are abundant in the area.


Popular activities in the area include hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding within the Shafer Butte Trail System. The Mores Mountain Trail begins in the campground. This 2-mile interpretive nature trail is family friendly.

Nearby Attractions:

Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area is close by and offers more hiking and biking trails, as well as two 9-hole disc golf courses that are free to the public.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Normally opens June 15 - October 1  (or until closed by snow).  Campground gate is closed October 1. 
Reservations: Reservations can be made HERE at or by calling 1-877-444-6777.
Fees This is a fee campground. Fee envelopes and a collection box are provided near the entrance. $10.00-overnight  / $5.00-day use /  Single and double sites available. Group sites $50.00 - $74.00 per night.  Additional day-use picnic sites and campsites are not listed for reservation and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Closest Towns: Boise, Idaho
Restroom: Vault
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Shafer Butte contains single-family campsites and two day-use, group picnic areas, all of which are accessible. Sites are equipped with picnic tables and campfire rings, and many of the overnight campsites have tent pads.

Accessible vault toilets, drinking water and trash collection are provided, but there is no electricity. Parking spurs and pathways within the campground are paved, and each site can be accessed via a short walking path from the parking area.

General Information


From Boise, Idaho, travel along Bogus Basin Road, Forest Service (FS) road 297 for approximately 20 miles.

Continue past the ski area and nordic center.

The final three miles are on a gravel road.

Turn right (east) at the campground sign and travel just over a mile to the Shafer Butte Campground and picnic area.

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