BAD BEAR CAMPGROUND, ID

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...
Status: Closed through Mon May 18 2015   Season Dates

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Reservation need to be made 4 days in advance. CAUTION: Bears frequent the area. All food must be kept in approved containers.

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    BAD BEAR CAMPGROUND STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 40 Back-In
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    Overview

    Overview

    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.

    This campground contains 6 site 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.

    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 ATVing. In winter, the area becomes a playground for backcountry skiers and snowmobilers.

    Booking Window
    Sun Oct 05 2014 - Wed Apr 01 2015

    Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

    Season Dates

    Season Schedule

    Park Season Start End
    Peak Tue May 19 2015 Sun Sep 27 2015
    Services and Amenities
    Within Facility
    • Accessible Vault Toilet
    • Backpack
    • Bird Watching
    • Camp Host on duty
    • Comfort Station
    • Drinking Water, Hand Well.
    • Fire Pit
    • Fire Ring
    • Fishing streams
    • Garbage Cans
    • Hiking Trails/Off-trail Hiking
    • Historic Byway
    • Jogging/Running
    • Lantern Post
    • Parking
    • Picnic Table
    • Recycle Containers
    • Tent Pads
    • Trash Service
    Within 10 Miles
    • ATM Machine
    • Accessible Trails
    • Cafe/Restaurant
    • Churches
    • Deli
    • Emergency Phone
    • First Aid Kit
    • Gas Station
    • Grocery
    • Hotels
    • Laundry
    Greater Than 10 Miles
    • Cabin Rentals
    • Fishing
    • Hiking Trails
    • Picnicing
    • Shopping
    Fees and Cancellation Policies

    Fees and Cancellation

    Fee Information
    Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

    Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
    Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

    Changes and Cancellations
    A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


    Facility Rates*
    Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
    Peak Season
    May 19 2015 -
    Sep 27 2015
    STANDARD NONELECTRIC $15.00-$30.00

    *Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
    **Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
    Getting There
    GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
    43.90861, -115.69639
    43°54'31"N, 115°41'47"W

    Hayfork Group Cg (ID) HIGHWAY 21 Idaho City ID 83706
    Contact Information

    Mailing Address:

    BAD BEAR CAMPGROUND
    P.O. Box 129
    Idaho City  ID  83631

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (208)392-6681
    Additional Information