Buffalo Campground

Caribou-Targhee National Forest

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Hwy 20
Island Park, ID 83429
208-558-7301
208-557-5760
Reservations: 877-444-6777
Official Website

GPS: 44.4262, -111.3686

Last Price Paid: $20
Number of Sites: 121
Pad Type: asphalt
Reservations: Yes
Open Seasonally: May-Sept.
Elevation: 6299 ft
Max Stay: 14
Max Length: 45 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

6 people have reviewed this location.

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3bars
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Weboost
17 reviews
Nightly rate: $20
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: F07
“Crowded, lots of highway noise, river inner tubing central ”

Reviewed Sep 19, 2018

Overall Rating

Online campground map is inaccurate so we thought we were reserving a site that would give us some privacy, but ended up in a site with zero privacy. At least we had some shade. Good luck scoring an electric site in the summer, they are practically impossible to get. Must be why EVERYONE was partying in the river, floating around in in... more

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3bars
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ptpinspector
Riverton, UT
26 Forest River Puma
3 reviews
Nightly rate: $15
Days stayed: 5
Site Number: D17
“Great campground for my kind of camping”

Reviewed Sep 10, 2018

Overall Rating

We really enjoyed this campground. Our camp spot was next to the river and it was so beautiful. We arrived the Thursday before Labor Day and had no trouble getting a spot. Even through the holiday weekend there were still some spots available. Not the only spots with electrical hookups are in loop C and as near as we could tell they mu... more

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2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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TigerNomad
Sun Valley, ID
Provan Astro Tiger XL
95 reviews
Nightly rate: $15
Days stayed: 1
“River access and big sites”

Reviewed May 27, 2018

Overall Rating

Pulled into Buffalo campground on Memorial Day weekend and had no trouble securing a waterfront site. In the heat of summer I imagine the waterfront sites are taken (reservations are available) but the campground is big enough I suspect you’d rarely have trouble finding a spot in one of the loops. The park is managed by a vendor, an... more

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1bars
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2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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20AcresNoSheep

Jeep Wrangler Willys
2019 Little Guy Max
5 reviews
Nightly rate: $15
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: D16

20AcresNoSheep would stay here again

“Variety of camping sites”

Reviewed Aug 20, 2017

Overall Rating

Many loops in this campground. While many sites are reservable, there is a nice quantity of sites left open for same day visits. We almost took a spot in loop C, where there is electricity and the pads are paved, but there was a large travel trailer right behind us and they were eager to have the level spot. We moved on to loop D ... more

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1bars
T-Mobile 4G/LTE

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Marshall
Livingston, TX
24 Lance 1995
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee
78 reviews
Nightly rate: $15
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: D-11

Marshall would stay here again

“Good Forest Service campground in fly fishing country”

Reviewed Jun 21, 2015

Overall Rating

Date of Stay: June 2015 $15 a night non-electric, $20 a night electric. Electric only available on one of seven loops and the electric sites were pretty full when we were there. However, for the first night we had the entire Loop D to ourselves, which was great! Some loops are older than others. This simply means that some loops ... more

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1bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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Brett
South Jordan, UT
32 Winnebago Minnie Plus
31 reviews
Nightly rate: $20
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: C05

Brett would stay here again

“One of our favorites”

Reviewed Oct 14, 2014

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The second we arrived we knew this was going to be a good spot. Good spacing between well maintained sites nestled among lots of trees, how could you go wrong? Sites were asphalt and seemed to be quite level. Tables were good sized, in good shape and made of wood. Fire pits were metal with a flip over cooking grate. There were... more

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For the last two years we have visited Island Park, Idaho and so we couldn’t let the year go by without us paying this awesome area a visit.  Island Park is located about 30 minutes South of West...

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Back To Island Park

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Buffalo Campground

Buffalo Campground We made it out of the state!  This is not only the first stop on our week long adventure but the first time we have taken the trailer out of the state....

Hookups:
  • 30 Amp
  • 20 Amp
  • dry camping
  • Partial Hookups
Recreation:
  • fishing
  • picnic area
  • recreation trail
  • water access
Site Amenities:
  • big rig
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • pull thru
Facilities:
  • group sites
  • restrooms: flush
  • trash
  • water available
Pets:
  • pets

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