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Wagonhammer RV Park and Campground

By |August 6th, 2014|

Salmon, Idaho Website: http://wagonhammercampground.com/ Overview:  This is a very nice RV Park outside of Salmon, Idaho.  It is located right on the scenic Salmon River!  The views cannot be beat!  In fact there was an active bald eagle’s nest right across the river from the campground.  I cannot emphasize enough the greatness of this location.  Having said that, there is no cell phone service here.  The campground does provide free Wi-Fi (variable reliability) and if you have Verizon you may be able to use that service at the camp store.  It is about a 15-minute drive to downtown Salmon.  The local area is full of outdoor and scenic/historic activities (Lewis and Clark Trail).  We loved our stay here! Campsites: Gravel or grass fairly level sites.  River front sites have amazing views as you are within 10 feet of the Salmon River!  River front sites have electric (50/30 amp) and water.  Second row sites have full hook-ups (50/30 amp, water, and sewer).  Most sites have a picnic table and each one has a fire-pit.  Some fire-pits are permanent while others are movable (i.e. washing machine drum on a base).  The sites are pretty close and most don’t have shade. They definitely use all the riverfront space available and tightly pack in the RVs.  However, there is a lot of green space throughout the campground. Amenities:  Bathhouses (beautiful and modern), gift shop, community room with almost daily activities, fishing supplies, and lots of river access! Pet friendly:  Yes.  They have a large island (several acres) where they allow dogs off leash! Wizard loved the island! Internet:  Campground Wi-Fi available.  There is NO phone service here! Price:  $30-40/night Rating: 4.5/5

Mountain View RV Park and Cafe

By |August 3rd, 2014|

Arco, Idaho Website:  http://mountainviewrvarco.com/ Overview:  This is a great RV park near Craters of the Moon National Monument in Arco, Idaho. It was recently (2 weeks prior to our stay) bought by a very friendly couple from Michigan.  It is a very friendly, quiet park.  We enjoyed our weeklong stay in another ‘middle of nowhere’ Idaho town. Campsites:  Level gravel pull-through large sites with full hookups (30/50 amp, water, sewer).  There is a picnic table and charcoal grill at each site.  The sites are spaced adequately with plenty of shade tress and nice green grass.  You get a free breakfast (2 per site) on one of your mornings (one per stay). Amenities: Bathhouse, laundry center, and a café that is open for breakfast and dinner Pet friendly:  Yes Internet:  Yes, great free Wi-Fi Price:  50 amp $40/night, 30 amp $35.50/night, tent site $25/night Rating: 4.5/5

Juniper Campground at Ririe Reservoir

By |July 22nd, 2014|

Ririe, Idaho Website:  http://www.co.bonneville.id.us/index.php/parks-and-recreation/summer-recreation Overview:  This is a gem of a county RV park outside of Idaho Falls, Idaho. It is located in the very small town of Ririe, which is about a 30-minute drive to Idaho Falls.  It is the only development on Ririe Reservoir and thus very private and secluded.  The campground fills up on the weekends but is a quiet oasis during the week.  It has wonderful RV sites and is a bargain at $18 a night for full hook-ups!  If you are seeking an oasis in the middle of nowhere amongst potato fields, grain fields, and windmills, then this is your place! Campsites:   Level pull-through or back in sites with full hookups (50 amp, water, sewer).  Some sites have lake views.  The sites are very spacious with picnic tables and fire pits.  Shade trees are abundant. Amenities:  Bathhouses, lake access, picnic pavilions, basketball court, and tent sites available. Pet friendly:  Yes Internet:  No public Wi-Fi, but great cellular signals Price:  $18/night Rating: 4.5/5