With a wide diversity of natural scenery for visitors to choose from and over six hundred campgrounds, the state of Idaho is home to some of the country’s best RV parks. Activities throughout the state abound in both the summer and winter months, with scenic wonderlands, hiking trails, rivers, lakes, and mountains just waiting to be explored. Many travelers who have explored Idaho by RV believe it is among the best ways to see everything the state has to offer. CDC information for travelers. Hours/availability may have changed.
1.Boise Riverside RV Park
2.Blackwell Island RV Park
3.Blue Anchor RV Park & Campground
4.Cowboy RV & Mobile Home Park
5.Creekside RV Park and Campground
6.Harpster RV Park & Store
7.Heyburn Riverside RV Park
8.Meadows RV Park
9.Mountain Home RV Park
10.Pines RV Park
11.Redrock RV Park
12.Shoshone RV Park
13.Snake River RV Park
14.Stanley RV and Camp
15.Swiftwater RV Park
16.Travel Stop no216 Village of Trees RV Resort
17.Twin Falls 93 RV Park
18.Wagonhammer RV Park
19.Valley View RV Park Campground
20.Mountain View RV Park and Restaurant
21.Tamarack RV Park and Vacation Cabins
22.Wallace RV Park
23.Country Corners RV Park
23 Best RV Parks in Idaho
- Boise Riverside RV Park, Photo: LazorPhotography/stock.adobe.com
- Blackwell Island RV Park, Photo: cegli/stock.adobe.com
- Blue Anchor RV Park & Campground, Photo: Alex Stemmer/stock.adobe.com
- Cowboy RV & Mobile Home Park, Photo: moodboard/stock.adobe.com
- Creekside RV Park and Campground, Photo: Tomasz Zajda/stock.adobe.com
- Harpster RV Park & Store, Photo: tete_escape/stock.adobe.com
- Heyburn Riverside RV Park, Photo: jure/stock.adobe.com
- Meadows RV Park, Photo: Meadows RV Park
- Mountain Home RV Park, Photo: Tomasz Zajda/stock.adobe.com
- Pines RV Park, Photo: Pines RV Park
- Redrock RV Park, Photo: Redrock RV Park
- Shoshone RV Park, Photo: Shoshone RV Park
- Snake River RV Park, Photo: Otmar Smit/stock.adobe.com
- Stanley RV and Camp, Photo: Stanley RV + Camp
- Swiftwater RV Park, Photo: Swiftwater RV Park
- Travel Stop no216 Village of Trees RV Resort, Photo: Alex Stemmer/stock.adobe.com
- Twin Falls 93 RV Park, Photo: Twin Falls 93 RV Park
- Wagonhammer RV Park, Photo: Wagonhammer RV Park
- Valley View RV Park Campground, Photo: Tomasz Zajda/stock.adobe.com
- Mountain View RV Park and Restaurant, Photo: Alex Stemmer/stock.adobe.com
- Tamarack RV Park and Vacation Cabins, Photo: Tamarack RV Park and Vacation Cabins
- Wallace RV Park, Photo: Tomasz Zajda/stock.adobe.com
- Country Corners RV Park, Photo: Country Corners RV Park
- Cover Photo: Tomasz Zajda/stock.adobe.com
More Ideas in Idaho: Warhawk Air Museum
Located in Nampa, Idaho, the Warhawk Air Museum is a 40,000-square-foot museum dedicated to the history of American military culture and technology, featuring a collection airplanes and equipment from the major military conflicts of the 20th century, with a special emphasis on World War II.
Permanent Exhibits and Attractions
Operated as a nonprofit organization funded by private and individual donations, the Warhawk Air Museum serves as a cultural center for American veteran history, emphasizing the cultural, social, and technological changes and advancements that resulted from the major military conflicts of the 20th century. Exhibits chronicle the history of flight, from early innovations at the beginning of the 20th century through modern space flight, as well as the role of airplanes in major American conflicts, with a particular emphasis on World War II air flight. A large collection of personal artifacts, memorabilia, and anecdotes is displayed, illustrating the relationship between military personnel and American citizens and preserving the personal history of those who helped shape American history and freedoms through war service.
The museum contains an extensive collection of aircraft used in World Wars I and II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War, including two of the only remaining Curtiss P-40 planes from the World War II era, the Parrot Head Curtiss P-40N Warhawk and the Sneak Attack Curtiss P-40E Kittyhawk. The P-40, known as the foremost American fighter craft at the start of World War II, was noted for its service during the Pearl Harbor attack of 1941. At their peak of service, more than 14,000 P-40s were used by the militaries of more than 28 world nations, holding a battle reputation of extreme durability and ruggedness that often outmatched craft capable of higher speeds and more sophisticated maneuvering. The museum’s Warhawk and Kittyhawk planes have been fully restored to their original flying conditions and were used in the 2001 film Pearl Harbor.
Another rare World-War-II-era craft, the Boise Bee North American P-51C Mustang, was custom-painted by Lieutenant Colonel Duane W. Beeson, a five-time WWII Fighter Ace. A hybrid craft featuring an American airframe and a British Rolls-Royce engine, the P-51 Mustang was one of the most noted piston aircrafts of the World War II era. As one of a few surviving examples of the 1,750 P-51s commissioned, the museum’s craft was fully restored in 2010 and frequently competes in the Reno Air Races.
World War I aircraft include a replica of the Fokker DR-1 Triplane, nicknamed “The Blue Max,” which is associated today in popular culture with the character of the Red Baron. Two Vietnam-era Mikoyan Gurevitch fighter aircraft are displayed, the MiG-17 and MiG-21, the first Soviet aircraft to successfully combine fighter and interceptor characteristics. The “Bernie’s Bo” North American F-86F Sabre Jet, the first American swept wing fighter, is considered among the most important fighter aircraft of the Korean War. Other notable aircraft holdings include the all-metal-frame “Yellow Peril” Naval Aircraft Factory N3N, the Bell UH-1C “Mike” Model Huey Gunship, the Cessna L-19 Bird Dog, and the Cold-War-era Lockheed F-104A Starfighter.
Ongoing Programs and Education
Museum tours are offered for small groups and organizations, requiring reservations at least two weeks in advance for docent-led tours. Field trips for students may be led by docents or teachers, utilizing self-guided tour brochures that tie museum exhibits to curriculum standards. Two age-appropriate scavenger hunt programs are offered for student groups, tailored to elementary and secondary students and providing opportunities for direct interaction with museum artifacts.
In addition to field trip opportunities, a number of workshop classes for students are held at the NASA Space Center and Warhawk Air Museum Educational Center. A Child’s Play course is offered for third through fifth graders, exploring the role that American children served in the community during World War II. For middle schoolers, a pilot-led Forces of Flight program incorporates physics principles to demonstrate aviation concepts, and a Bridging the Generations program for high schoolers offers opportunities to meet veterans from World War II and the Korean and Vietnam conflicts. A course on the history of the American flag and the Pledge of Allegiance is also offered.
The Warkhawk Air Museum’s Veterans History Project, developed in cooperation with the Library of Congress, strives to collect personal stories from service members from all branches of the American military, along with the stories of civilian workers who supported the Armed Forces during 20th century conflicts. A book anthology of interview excerpts is available at the museum’s gift shop, with all proceeds supporting future endeavors by the project. A free Kilroy Coffee Klatch program also meets on the first Tuesday of every month, offering community discussions for area veterans to recall their service experiences, and a Veteran’s Day Breakfast features entertainment by the Top Fun Flyers.
201 Municipal Way, Nampa, ID 83687, Phone: 208-465-6446
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More Ideas in Idaho: The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho
The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho opened its doors in 2002. Since then, it has been operated as a nonprofit museum and education center. The institution was largely funded through various corporations and foundation and is now run by a board of directors. One of the stated goals of the Art Museum of Eastern Idaho is to promote artistic creativity in the area’s youngest residents. To this end, the museum offers art classes aimed at children ages 5 to 13. Special summer programming is another way that the museum engages the youth of the area.
In their Art Trek summer camps, children have the opportunity to work with wood, clay, paint, and found materials. In addition, guided tours provide students with instruction around how to read exhibit labels and how to go about interpreting art works.
The museum also offers a variety of workshops and classes geared for adults. Figure drawing, sculpture, and still life drawing are all offered to those looking to explore their creative side.
The Cowboy: Through Lens and Leather
The museum’s current exhibition titled The Cowboy: Through Lens and Leather features photography by renowned artist Adam Jahiel. This prolific artist is best known for his work with the Titanic, the National Geographic Society, and HBO. Captivated by the rugged landscape of the western United States, Jahiel had been photographing cowboys for years. The photographs exhibited at the museum speak to his reverence for this uniquely American subculture. Showcasing the skill and grit of the cowboys, Jahiel’s work is an attempt to preserve the heritage of this rapidly disappearing vocation. Through his photographs, the eternal struggle of man against nature and man against himself is made tangible, allowing museumgoers to appreciate cowboys and ranch culture on a whole new level.
This exhibition also features artists such as Chase Carter, Jeff Minor, and Nancy Martini, to name a few. Visitors will be able to see the crafts of saddle making, raw hide braiding, and spur making, which support cowboys in their work.
Adding to the conversation about the changing American cultural landscape, the museum is currently exhibiting Lily Martina Lee and the Snake River Plein Air Painters. Lee, a mixed media sculptor, is known for re-contextualizing unconventional materials to introduce a contemporary portrait of the Northwest. Her vision of the region is one that in many ways contradicts Jahiel’s nostalgia of cowboy culture. The two exhibits are bound to provoke strong reactions from guests and offer new perspectives that challenge visitors to think critically.
The Art of Shushana Rucker
In addition to Complementing the Cowboy: Through Lens and Leather exhibition, the museum showcased two other exhibits. Visitors saw the art of Shushana Rucker, an artist known for paintings depicting stylized images of declining suburban American cities. Focusing on the convergence between the common and uncanny, the haunting images on display provided the perfect counterpoint to the lively heroism of the cowboy exhibit.
Other Attraction Nearby
Museums of Idaho
Visitors wishing to get a more comprehensive look at the history of Idaho and the Intermountain region will likely enjoy an afternoon at the Museum of Idaho. Conveniently located in downtown Idaho Falls, this cultural attraction welcomes 100,000 local and international visitors annually. Its world-class travelling exhibits are sure to educate and delight visitors of all ages.
Historic Colonial Theatre
Originally built in 1919, the Colonial Theatre is a great example of the cultural heritage at the heart of Idaho Falls. The Colonial Theatre has 988 seats as well as galleries, classrooms, artists’ studios, and meeting spaces. Visitors will be surprised to learn that the theatre they see today is actually a renovated version of the original structure. The project was spearheaded by a generous anonymous donor whose contributions matched those made by the public.
While Idaho Falls has much to offer in the way of premium meats and seafood options, vegetarian-friendly restaurants can also be found. D’railed Gastropub is sure to make an impression with their gourmet lineup of seafood, including king crab, North Atlantic lobster tail, and halibut. Equally impressive are their steaks, which include filet mignon, bacon-wrapped pork medallions, and 14 oz. rib eye. To get a taste of locally sourced ingredients, visitors should consider the Arugula Deli. Providing plenty of options for vegetarians, vegans, and meat eaters, this local joint is a crowd pleaser.
300 S. Capital Ave., Idaho Falls, ID 83402, Phone: 208-524-7777
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More Ideas in Idaho: Sun Valley Lodge in Sun Valley
The Sun Valley Lodge is a classic American ski lodge located in the heart of ski territory in Idaho. It features upscale overnight lodging with traditional amenities, an enormous spa, a 24-hour fitness center, and unique dining options.
Sun Valley Lodge has multiple options for overnight lodging including 108 recently expanded and renovated guest rooms.
The Lodge Premier King guest room offers a large bedroom with a king size bed and a private bathroom that includes a soaking tub and separate walk-in shower. The bathroom also has double vanity sinks. The Premier King also features a large dressing area. This is the standard, traditional guest room offered at the lodge.
The Lodge King Suites and the Lodge 2 Queen Suites are larger in size and features an additional living/seating area for guests that has a fold-out sofa to accommodate additional overnight guests. The King Suite has a king size bed, while the 2 Queen Suite offers two queen size beds. Guests are also provided a more substantial dressing area that includes built-in cabinet dressers and a ski closet. The bathroom in the King Suite has a separate soaking tub and walk-in shower and double vanity sinks. Some of these suites also have a fireplace.
The Lodge Rink View King Suites and the Lodge Rink View 2 Queen Suites offer the same amenities as the regular suites, but with the extra benefit of providing a view of the outdoor rink area of the resort.
For additional views, Sun Valley Lodge offers the Lodge Terrace Suite. This suite offers guests panoramic views of the resort with a king size bed and all the amenities of the more traditional suites.
The most luxurious suite offered at the lodge is the Lodge Celebrity Suite. There are five of these suites available, and all are named after famous guests who have stayed at the lodge - Sonia Henie, Marilyn Monroe, Clint Eastwood, Ernest Hemingway, and the founder of the lodge, Averell Harriman. Considered a “parlor” suite, it features a separate living area and king size bed. The bathrooms are the largest at the lodge as well.
All lodging comes with at least one flat screen high definition television, in-room safes, mini refrigerators, and iHome brand clock radio and charging docks. They also have coffee systems that come with a selection of complimentary coffee and tea options.
Sun Valley Lodge also provides complimentary wireless internet access to all overnight guests.
Concierge services are available free of charge to help assist guests with dining, transportation, spa, skiing, and other general services and questions. Contact the front desk for additional information.
The lodge also has a large (over 20,000 square feet) spa on-site. The spa offers guests a choice of signature treatments performed by trained spa professionals, like body rituals, massage therapy, salon services, and health and wellness services.
Massage therapy options at the spa can be purchased for either 50 or 80 minutes, and include most of the traditional spa options - deep tissue/therapeutic, hot stone, prenatal, and Thai massage. They also offer a softer, signature massage and more unique options like the salt stone massage. Massages can also be performed in the room both during and after regular spa hours, and couples massage is available as well.
The spa offers four different body rituals, which last for 110 minutes and include either a dry brush exfoliation or a body wrap followed by a body massage using different oils and herbs to enhance the experience.
The salon services at the spa are plentiful. They include the more traditional services like manicures, pedicures, and skincare and include haircuts, colors, treatments, and lash, eyebrow, waxing, and makeup services.
Health and wellness services are also available at the spa. These services include acupuncture, cupping therapy, and Reiki. Each of these services can be purchased for 50 minutes, and acupuncture can be extended into 80 minutes if desired.
Bathing rituals can be added to any service as well. There are five options, varying by the type of herbs and oils used in the bath. All bathing rituals last 25 minutes. There are also other treatment enhancements available, including hair and scalp treatments, full body exfoliation, and body wraps.
Also on-site is a full-service fitness center as well as a yoga studio. The fitness center allows guests use of their state of the art cardiovascular equipment including spin bikes, elliptical machines, treadmills as well as weight machines and free weights. The yoga studio offers multiple class options for yoga a few days a week. Guests can choose from the gentle flow, restorative, vinyasa flow, or HIIT, all taught by trained and certified yoga instructors. The fitness center never closes to lodge guests.
Sun Valley Lodge also has an outdoor pool (enclosed in glass for swimming year-round). The pool is heated, and there is also an attached shower, and locker room for guests use before or after a swim. The pool also includes its own cafe, where resort guests can order both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages or a selection of lunch options. There is also a jacuzzi on-site.
Located at the resort is the Trail Creek Cabin restaurant, which is accessible by sleigh. The restaurant serves a menu of hearty American classics, and guests can choose from trout, buffalo, or new york strip steaks with a selection of traditional sides like mashed potatoes, fresh vegetables, or salads.
There are also multiple lounges and grab and go options for guests to enjoy while visiting.
The top attraction at the Sun Valley Lodge is skiing. Lift tickets and mountain passes can be purchased on-site, or guests can take part in the SnowSports School. The staff at the school will help each guest, no matter their experience level, learn how to understand skiing better and improve their own skills. Group and private lessons are available, and there are two ski shops at the lodge where guests can purchase equipment and apparel.
1 Sun Valley Road, Sun Valley, ID 83353, Phone: 800-786-8259
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