Bad Bear Campground - reserve

  

IC - Bad Bear Campground

Overview

Bad Bear Campground is located 48 miles northeast of Boise, Idaho, in a scenic Ponderosa pine forest along State 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.

Recreation

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

Operational Hours:

May - September

Reservations: Reservations can be made HERE at www.recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777.
Fees This is a fee campground. Fee envelopes and a collection box are provided near the entrance. Please bring cash or a check. Overnight fee:  $15.00 single site and $30.00 double site. Extra vehicle fees may apply.  6 sites total.
Busiest Season: July and August
Closest Towns: Idaho City, Idaho
Water: Drinking Water, Trash service
Restroom: Vault
Information Center: 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.

General Information

Directions:

From Idaho City, Idaho, travel State Highway 21 north for about 10 miles to the campground. The entrance is on the west side of the road.


Recreation Map

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Location

 
  Latitude : 
43.90117

  Longitude : 
-115.70775

  Elevation : 
4900

 

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You may reserve your favorite cabin or campsite 6 months in advance at www.recreation.gov Link opens in a new window


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10-17-2019 Sharing your space - Forest friends may share your rental cabin! Link opens in a Pdf Document


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USDA Forest Service - Interactive Visitor Map Link opens in a new window


Discover Idaho Trail Maps

Idaho Dept. of Parks and Recreation - Idaho Trail Maps Link opens in a new window


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Boise National Forest Interactive Road and Trail Closure Map- Check with the Districts if you have further questions Link opens in a new window


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USDA Interactive Forest Service Maps and MVUMs Available for Smart-Phone Users with Avenza App. Link opens in a new window


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Reminder - Special Order and map - Camping limit is 14 days Link opens in a Pdf Document

 



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