Little Camas Reservoir

Boise National Forest

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Camas Reservoir Road
Mountain Home, ID 83647
208-587-7961
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GPS: 43.348, -115.392

Last Price Paid: $0
Elevation: 4941 ft
Max Stay: 14
Tent Camping: Yes

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
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2 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
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Cell Phone Coverage

5bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
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time2van

Ford E250
3 reviews
Days stayed: 3

time2van would stay here again

“Quiet, but smelly.”

Reviewed Aug 04, 2018

Overall Rating

Currently there is some sort of dangerous algae infestation with the water which is making it smell a bit. Can't go swimming or let dogs play in the water safely according to the signs.

Only a handful of fishers over the past few days. My third and last day is Saturday, only one other camper in a tent on the other side of the water.

The bugs are loud, but don't seem to bite. Netting in the window seemed to work for me.
4 and 5 Verizon bars although I've had a call drop twice.

One fisherman got caught in a mud puddle. I let him use my cellphone and got several followup calls from 2-4AM from his wife, the towing company, and his insurance company. :/

The vault toilet is clean, but the site areas are trashed with old boxes, beer cans, etc. I'm taking a bit extra with me when I go but I don't have the capacity to take enough to make a big dent.

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
5bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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fpoole
Seattle, WA
24 Arctic Fox Truck Camper 990
2016 RAM Flatbed HD 5500 Diesel
20 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: Open, on small mound

fpoole would stay here again

“Nice lake side views, but buggy.”

Reviewed Sep 03, 2017

Overall Rating

This was a las minute "One Nighter" on way to Craters of the Moon. Main dirt road is fine, well kept. Side roads to camping "Sites" location maybe not so nice, narrow and slow. There are a few area locations and like Goldilocks, some won't fit all.
I tried one or two of the first ones, but a little too jammed and didn't want to get stuck. Solo here. you can see the "One Holers" at the main location points. I found the one, and up on a small mound for a "Room with a View" Which was nice.

Now, the dark secret, Bugs... I'm finally learning why reservoirs are so good for fish. As Carl Sagan used say, "There are Millions of Millions...." of bugs. Non threatening other than just an annoyance. You can "Hear" them swarming.

I did have great, SID (Solar-Internet-DISH) so stayed several days, but with the bugs it was time to move on. Also, occasional Stagnant water smell would waffle through the area... not a big deal, passes in a few minutes. Bugs, were the main thing, sorta like gnats...

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
4bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Hookups:
  • dry camping
  • Dispersed Camping
Recreation:
  • fishing
Facilities:
  • restrooms: vault
  • water available
Pets:
  • pets

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