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Ketchum Idaho Camping

About Ketchum, Idaho and Sun Valley

Located just over a one hour drive from the Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve, Ketchum, Idaho is situated in the heart of Idaho’s Sun Valley. Boasting over 250 days of sunshine, world class skiing, hiking, fly fishing, golfing and much more; Ketchum and the Sun Valley area is an outdoor lover’s paradise offering multi-season activities.

Seven Best Camping Options near Ketchum, Idaho

We’ve pulled together the seven best camping options near Ketchum, Idaho to get you closer to the outdoor action and activities this area has to offer!

Boundary Campground

Located in the Sawtooth National Forest, Boundary Campground offers a developed, fee based, non-reservation campground with nine sites situated along the Trail Creek.

  • Generally open from May through September with operating hours seasonally contingent
  • Cost is typically $10.00 per night for single unit sites and $20.00 per night for the (1) double unit site
  • Full hook-up site are available
  • Camping stays are limited to seven days max
  • Vault restrooms and hand pump water available
Park rangers in front of sign

Wood River Campground

Located in the Sawtooth National Forest, Wood River Campground offers a developed, fee based, first come-first served campground with thirty sites straddling along the heavily wooded Big Wood River.

  • Generally open from May through September: weather contingent
  • Cost is typically $16.00 per night for single unit sites and $32.00 per night for the (1) double unit site
  • Flush restrooms available
  • Drinking water available
  • Camping stays are limited to ten days max
  • Ranger hosted events in campground’s amphitheater

North Fork Campground

Located within the Sawtooth National Recreation Area, North Fork Campground offers a developed, fee based, rerservable campground with twenty-eight sites located near the Big Wood River.

  • Generally open from May through September: weather contingent
  • Cost is typically $16.00 per night for single unit sites with family double sites (check availability)
  • Vault restrooms available
  • Drinking water available
  • Picnic table and fire pits available
  • Firewood available for purchase from campground host

Murdock Campground

Located in the North Canyon area approximately two miles north of the Sawtooth National Recreation Area headquarters, the Murdock Campground has eleven first come-first served campsites nestled in a pine over-story.

  • Generally open from May through September: weather contingent
  • Cost is typically $16.00 per night for single unit sites and $8.00 per day for additional vehicles
  • Vault restrooms available
  • Drinking water available
  • Camping stays are limited to ten days max
  • Ranger hosted events in campground’s amphitheater
Stream and mountains in Sun Valley
Image courtesy of Visit Sun Valley.

Caribou Campground

Located near the Sawtooth National Recreation Area Visitor Center, Caribou Campground offers a developed, fee based, non-reservation campground with seven sites situated within a pine over-story.

  • Generally open from May through September: weather contingent
  • Cost is typically $14.00 per night for single unit sites and $7.00 per day for additional vehicles
  • Vault restrooms available
  • No drinking water and no electricity available
  • Great starting point for multiple trailheads for hiking trails

Easley Campground

Located in the Wood River Valley Area approximately, the Easley Campground has ten campsites and two double reservable sites nestled within a cottonwood and aspen grove.

  • Generally open from May through September: weather contingent
  • Cost is typically $14.00 per night for single unit sites, $28.00 for the double unit sites, and $7.00 per day for additional vehicles
  • Vault restrooms available
  • Potable water available
  • Popular area for fly fishing

Meadows RV Park

Meadows RV Park Seen on the ‘Keep Your Daydream’ YouTube Channel

Described as Sun Valley’s premier RV park, the Meadows RV Park offers a year-round destination and jump-off point for Ketchum, Idaho and the surrounding Sun Valley area.

  • 43 with full hook-up, 60 feet long paved RV sites
  • Cost varies: reservations and sites availability online
  • 30 and 50 amp electric hook-ups available at each site
  • Full Restrooms and Showers available
  • Free Wi-fi available
  • Access to the Wood River bike trail
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