Are you already dreaming and planning for the upcoming 4th of July holiday here in Boise, Idaho? So are we! If your compass is pointing you towards the great outdoors, we’re right there with you. What better way to get the nature lover in you rev’d up than with some awesome Fourth of July camping ideas Boise – style.

We’ll cover camping adventures and Boise campsites, cool gear you might want to get and also some camping recipes that will make you drool. Ready? Here we go!

Fourth of July Camping Ideas Boise

Boise Area Campsites

Boise National Forest

Right here in our own backyard is the breathtaking Boise National Forest, and it is perfect for everything from lakeside camping; cabin camping, and camping in campsites that don’t require a reservation.

Middle Fork of the Boise River

While still in the National Forest, Queens River Campground makes a nice nature adventure not too far from home.

Bruneau Dunes State Park, ID

This state park treasure has desert, dunes, prairie, and a lake, too!

Local Idaho City Yurts

Part of the Idaho State Park system, this local gem makes for a unique outdoor experience. It is not next to a body of water.

First Come First Serve Boise Campsites

While many campsites in the Boise National Forest require a reservation, not all do! Wake up with the chickens and get your spot in just a few of many first come first serve spots. 

Tips

Check for weather alerts and closures in the Boise National Forest before you go.  Looking for more amazing Boise campgrounds? Go here.

Boise Outdoor Adventures

Rocky Canyon Hot Springs

Not too far away, lies the Middle Fork of the Payette River, complete with awesome campsites, places to swim and not one but three therapeutic geothermal pools.

 

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Sawtooth Lake

Drive a few hours to the stunning alpine Sawtooth Lake where you can camp on the gorgeous lake shores and hike in, out and around.

SUP at Stanley Lake

Drive a few hours east to Stanley Lake in the heart of Idaho’s Sawtooth National Forest. Hike, fish, swim, SUP and use it as your photography muse.

 

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Coyote Yurt Camping

So many yurts, so little time. If you’re willing to go a wee bit further, these decked out yurts in the Smoky Mountains have it all: a kitchen, water, tools, equipment, supplies, 19 sleeping pads and a sauna! The yurts are also powered by solar energy!

Camping Goodies We Love

Campfire Bacon

What’s better than regular bacon? Campfire bacon, of course!

S’mores in Baileys

Did someone say S’mores? With marshmallows dipped in Baileys? Oh my!

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Breakfast Burritos Camping Style

Burritos are probably the best manmade invention of all time and now you can have them out in nature.

Camping (Glamping) Gear We Love

Nothing says “glamping” like this deluxe water craft toy with cabana.

Fourth of July Camping Ideas Boise

You’ve never seen the stars quite this comfortably. Yes, everyone needs a portable hammock.

Light up your campsite or your tent with these twinkling solar lanterns