Idaho conjures up pictures of wild open spaces, snow-capped mountains, raging rivers, and the opportunity to get away from it all and breathe.
This Northwestern State is home to the Rockies, Yellowstone, Grand Teton, and the Moon National Parks’ Craters, plus many more scenic wonders, all offering unique opportunities to experience nature to its fullest.
With over six hundred RV Parks, I found myself hard-pressed to share five that you would find memorable, but in the end, here they are.
Swiftwater RV Park, White Bird
Swiftwater is only seventeen miles away from the Hells Canyon Recreation Area and is situated on the Salmon River banks. It’s a short distance outside the small town of White Bird and is run and owned by the Ousley family.
The serviced RV sites have twenty, thirty, or fifty amp power connections. The showers and restrooms are spotless, water is available, and there’s free WiFi. In the evenings, join your fellow RVers around the firepit at the Gazebo and tell each other tall stories.
Swiftwater is a quiet pet-friendly RV park, and some of the activities in the area are whitewater rafting, bird watching, ATV riding, cycling, fishing, jet boating, and hiking.
Country Corners RV Park, Caldwell
Lisa and Justin Walker set out to create a welcoming RV home for travelers, and with their staff, they’ve achieved that. The park is immaculate with spotless showers and facilities.
There are seventy-five RV sites with full hookups that have thirty and fifty amp electrical power connections. Country Corners is pet friendly with a dog run. The office has a book exchange and sells small items and some RV spares. If you want a great breakfast, there’s a small gas station store and diner within walking distance. If you want personal service that goes over and beyond, then a stopover here may keep you longer than expected.
Shoshone RV Park, Shoshone
Shoshone RV Park lies in Idaho’s Magic Valley and is at the gateway of the Sun Valley and Twin Falls areas. There’s a gas station and store a short walk away for those special needs.
Activities include river rafting, snow and water skiing, snowmobiling, river rafting, fishing, hunting, and much more. Cool off in the summer with a visit to the Ice Caves or head off to Shoshone town, with a bowling alley, restaurants, and bars.
Shoshone has 41 full-service RV sites with full hookup, thirty amp power connection, and most sites are pull-through and can accommodate RVs up to seventy feet. The park has WiFi, is pet friendly, and on-site is a laundromat and restrooms.
Redrock RV Park, Island Park
RedRock RV Park is twenty miles to Yellowstone National Park’s west entrance and only ten miles from Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge. These areas offer world-renowned geysers, hot creeks, and mud pools, not to mention grizzly bears, wolves, and bighorn sheep. The refuge is the home of the endangered trumpeter swans, and the activities in the area include kayaking, 4wheel drive trails, birding, fly fishing, and ATVing. Using your own or rented ATV/UTV, you can explore many trails from the park.
If you ever tire from the spectacular natural beauty, you can enjoy dinner theaters, fine dining, and chuckwagon BBQs, or you may prefer a rodeo or a visit to Bear World.
All RV sites are full-hookup with water, sewer, and twenty, thirty, and fifty amp power. There are clean restrooms and laundry on-site, plus a large playground and games area. WiFi is available, and you can gather around the fireplace on the large group patio.
Snake River RV Park, Idaho Falls
When thinking about RV Parks, we tend to imagine wild open spaces away from it all. But a surprise awaits when you visit the Snake River RV Park in the center of Idaho Falls. Kent and Ann run this immaculate park with Chuck, Jeanie, and Rebecca.
It’s a year-round full-service park with pull-through grassy RV sites with trees. The park can handle RVs of up to eighty-five feet long, with thirty and fifty amp power connections. The park also has the usual restrooms and laundry facilities, free WiFi, a propane fill station, and a dump station.
Facilities on-site are a basketball court, swimming pool, hot tub, and a great playground for the children.
Without a doubt, Idaho is a picturesque state. Whether you come to explore the Rocky Mountains, the magnificent natural wonders, or the wide-open spaces, there’s one thing I know for sure – you’ll keep coming back.
Pack up your troubles, get into the driving seat and plot a course to Idaho. There’s no better way to experience the people and the area than in an RV.