Overview of Bear Valley Campground
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Last Price Paid: $0
Reported by camper-805370 on 4/8/2023
Number of Sites 10
Open Seasonally June - Sept.
Elevation 6,364 ft / 1,939 m
Max Stay 14
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Reviews of Bear Valley Campground 1 person has reviewed this location.
“Quiet, Pleasant, and Free.”
I went in late June of last year, and the drive in was incredible. Bruce Meadows, in particular, was beautiful, and I've included a picture of that. The road in was fairly rough, full of washboards and potholes, but only to the extent that it was occasionally uncomfortable to drive through if you were going too fast. Any vehicle appropriate for general off-pavement use should have no trouble, and heavier vehicles with a more forgiving suspension will likely have a much smoother ride than my little old Tacoma.
The campground itself was in good condition and completely empty of other campers for the duration of my stay, but it's worth noting that I went mid-week, and it's likely busier on the weekends. The only visitors I had were the forest service folks who came through on their rounds to check on it and a couple of deer. The bathroom was clean and had TP, and there wasn't any litter left out that I noticed. Be aware that it is a primitive campground, which means you must pack out your trash, so be sure to bring garbage bags and plan to take it with you. There is also NO potable water available, contrary to what this website currently claims, so plan accordingly. As with most campsites in Idaho, there are bugs aplenty, so bring long sleeves and pants to wear until the sun goes down, and don't set your stuff up next to the large ant nests that are scattered around the sites.
Overall, I had a great time hanging out and relaxing without anyone around, and I would be quite happy to return there for another visit.
camper-805370 would stay here again
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