SHAFER BUTTE, ID

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.Shafer...
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Overview

Overview

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.

Recreation:

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.

Facilities:

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.

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.

Booking Window
Mon Oct 06 2014 - Fri Oct 02 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

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Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Sites
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Campfire Rings
  • Day Use Area
  • Drinking Water
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Host
  • Interpretive Trails
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parking Area
  • Paved Pathways
  • Picnic Area
  • Tables
  • Tent Pads
  • Trailheads
  • Trash Collection
  • Wildlife Viewing
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:
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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
General Season
Oct 02 2014 -
Oct 02 2015
WALK TO $10.00
GROUP PICNIC AREA $50.00-$75.00

*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):
43.78306, -116.08417
43°46'59"N, 116°5'3"W

From Boise, Idaho, travel along Bogus Basin Road for approximately 20 miles. The last three miles are on a gravel road. Turn right (east) on the signed gravel road and travel just over a mile to the campground and picnic area.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

SHAFER BUTTE
2180 AMERICAN LEGION
MOUNTAIN HOME  ID  83647

Phone Number:

Information:  (208)587-7961
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