Idaho Travel Tip - Sportsman's Access
On a recent 3 week tour of Northern Idaho and Montana (trip report coming up), we had to traverse the south half of Idaho where there is little or no public land for boondocking.
We discovered what are called "Sportsmanís Access" spots. They are along all the secondary highways near rivers, creeks or reservoirs. They generally consist of a boat ramp or trail head, an outhouse and some flat parking spots. Camping is not regulated and free. None were crowded in July. Most were deserted, all had space available. May be different at peak hunting / fishing season. This description is based on seeing only about 5 of them but they were all pretty much the same. YMMV.
Now we no longer dread crossing the land of sage brush, bombing ranges, potato farms, lava and DOE nuclear reservations.
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