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Camping is a classic summertime activity, and there's a better spot to camp than in America's very first Dark Sky Reserve, nestled between the forests, mountains and rivers of Sun Valley. It doesn't matter if you're camping in a tent or connecting your RV to electricity for an evening Netflix addiction, we've got all the answers. This is the complete guide for camping in Sun Valley. These established campgrounds are great for those who want to get away from the city but not be too far from basic amenities like water and bathrooms. If you're seeking the feel of being outdoors but are a bike rides distance away from town, you should check out Boundary Campground. This campground is located on Trail Creek Road just past Sun Valley's Trail Creek Cabin. It is located in the Sawtooth National Forest. You are able to stay up to seven nights on nine campsites that are first-come, first-served. The campground is right near the bike path which makes getting into town an easy process. Mountain views as well as the Harriman Trail, and sites on the Big Wood River await those who are camping at the North Fork Campground in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area (SNRA). Stop at the SNRA headquarters for flush toilets, the best tasting water in town and a trail map for the region. The North Fork Campground's sites are first-come-first-served. There is a vault toilet as well as water on-site, and the stay limit is 10 days. Trails that stretch for miles and excellent fishing provide Murdock and Caribou Campgrounds well-known spots to stay during summer. 146. Murdock is ideal for trailers and RVs, while Caribou is best for tent campers. All sites are first-come first-served with a maximum stay of 10 days. If you're seeking peace and quiet in the mountains you'll find them here. Dispersed camping allows for a more primitive experience than traditional campgrounds, however you'll be entirely on your own to find everything from water to proper disposal of waste. If you're camping dispersed ensure that you stay in the existing campsites to minimize any impact. Lake Creek Road is a dispersed camping site located just north of Ketchum. Located in Sawtooth National Forest land, Lake Creek is surrounded by landscapes of rolling hills, and miles of great hiking. The first section of the Lake Creek dispersed camping area is restricted to a three-day stay, and the remainder is a maximum stay of 10 days. Beyond the established campgrounds of Murdock and Caribou is a large open area to allow dispersed camping along the North Fork of the Big Wood River. It's a well-known camping area that fills quickly during the busy summer time. Campers can stay up to 16 days, and may fill water jugs at SNRA headquarters. Warm Springs Canyon is tucked away in the canyon behind Sun Valley’s Warm Springs ski area. This narrow gulch offers limited camping. The stay limit is three days until the road passes Red Warrior Creek, where the stay limit is extended to 16 days. Frenchman's Hot Springs is a natural hotspring that is located along the river. It's an ideal location for a relaxing soak at night. A private campground is the best option for those looking to connect their camper to electricity, water or sewer. Meadows RV Park, situated in the Wood River Trail near the St Luke's Wood River Medical Center offers amenities that will please small and large campers alike. Meadows RV Park can accommodate big rigs and has 60-foot paved sites. It also provides 30 and 50 amps of power, water, and sewer hookups. Other amenities include restrooms , showers, on-site laundry as well as bikes storage, Wi-Fi and the convenience of an on-site manager. Providing an option for full hookups in the vicinity of Hailey and Bellevue, Riverside RV Park and Campground provides all year-round camping. 20 and 30 amps of power, water, and sewer are also available as well as a handful of campsites for tents. Accepted only cash or checks. Whatever you decide to camp in there are times when you want a cheeseburger and hot shower. We can help in this. Dump stations for RVs can be situated at the Sawtooth National Recreation Area headquarters north of Ketchum ($5 per use) and in the Hailey Dump Station on Cedar Street (free). To wash off the dirt on your face from a weekend of mountain biking, visit the Wood River Community YMCA in Ketchum, where you can buy a pass for a day that grants you access to showers, pools and fitness classes (adult $20, youth 0-18 yrs $8 ). The full fee and rates can be found here. If you're farther north, make sure to visit Easley Hot Springs. For $9, you can enjoy a warm soak and shower, with an additional cost of $3 for showers. Click here for more details regarding the prices. Camping equipment such as stove fuel and sporks for tents, and repair kits for sleeping pads are available in the local sporting goods stores. Food items can be bought in three Atkinsons Markets that are located in Bellevue Hailey and Ketchum, Albertsons and Natural Grocers (both located in Hailey), and Village Market, Ketchum. Are you sick of cooking on your tiny camp stove? To grab a bite to eat, check out Lefty's for restaurant food, Wrap City for a healthy and filling wrap or Wiseguy's for a slice of pizza.

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