Bad Bear Campground

Bad Bear Campground

The Bad Bear Campground location is in Idaho City, Idaho
83631. This page provides detailed contact information for this campground location including the campground phone number, office hours, reservation information and driving directions.

If you have any questions about the Bad Bear Campground facility, or if you need to reserve a campsite, then call the campground listed below.

P.O. Box 129

Idaho City

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Campground information Idaho City, Idaho


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.

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.


This campground contains 6 sites that can accommodate up to 6 people each. Picnic tables, a charcoal BBQ grill, and fire ring with benches are provided. The site is in an open area with shade. Vault toilets are provided. Parking spurs are paved. Due to its proximity to the highway, some noise from passing traffic is to be expected. No trash service.

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Frequently Asked Questions About P.O. Box 129 Idaho City, ID

How do I make a reservation with Bad Bear Campground?

To make reservations at Bad Bear Campground, you can call the office at 208-392-6681.

Where is Bad Bear Campground located?

The Bad Bear Campground is located at P.O. Box 129 in Idaho City,
. This is the location you will need to go to for camping and information.

Does Bad Bear Campground have tent or RV camping?

Bad Bear Campground offers both tent and RV camping, but to confirm you will need to call the office at 208-392-6681 to make sure things haven’t changed.

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