Amenities and Expectations:

  • No electricity
  • Some extra parking at entrance
  • Corrals
  • Feed bunks
  • Livestock water and troughs
  • Paved access
  • Five miles from Idaho City and full, normal city amenities
  • No internet
  • No cell, text, or phone service
  • Potable water and dump services four miles away
  • No pets off of leashes
  • No recreational ATV’s roaring around, either in camp or on the trails – if you need one for medical reasons, talk to us about it before hand.
  • No loud music or electronic sound devices.
  • No fireworks!
  • No firearms discharging within earshot of camp.
  • No trash service provided. Like they say, pack it in, pack it out.
  • Tons of wildlife to watch (deer and elk visit almost daily, but you might also see bear, moose, fox, coyote, wolf, mountain lion, bob cats, and more, in the surrounding forests).
  • Lots of bird watching opportunities (turkey, bald eagles, too many songbirds to count, etc.).
  • 50 acres of private trials, with access to hundreds of miles worth on adjacent public lands.
  • Multiple historic mining towns nearby.
  • Lots of public trails, public campgrounds, back-packable/trail-riding lakes, fishing, hunting, hot springs, peaks, and other cool sites worth visiting or riding too, within several hours drive.
  • Forests
  • Creeks
  • Wild berries (huckleberry and salmon berry, just to name two of them…)
  • Wild flowers
  • Clean air & blue skies
  • Lots of stars at night
  • Camp fire rings (and no fire allowed outside of them- if a bad, dry, forest fire year, the campfire rings might be out-of-service by local Forest Service order)
  • Multiple Rodeos within 70 miles, throughout the year.
  • more!

 

Pricing:

Campsites available by prior Reservation ONLY! Call or contact us about your stay!

  • Two week minimum stay, though you’re welcome to stay much longer! You can bank extra time, or transfer it to a friend, if you don’t end up using the entire time you’ve paid for. No refunds. If your stay is connected to a local event, we can negotiate a shorter stay/price if necessary.
  • $125 per horse or mule, every two weeks.
  • You MUST make prior arrangements ahead of time with us for feed if you cannot bring your own.
  • RV’s must be self-contained. RV dumps and potable water are NOT available onsite. Both are available just four miles down the road.
  • If you plan to bring more than three vehicles (truck, RV, and horse trailer) we may charge you extra for each of them (consider each one to be another horse or mule).
  • Likewise with people. If you plan for too many more people in your group than you are bringing horses for, we may charge extra for them. Talk to us beforehand.
  • If we have to ask you to leave before your time’s up, because of public drunkedness, lewd behavior, littering, dangerous firearm activity, loud pets, loud partying, or otherwise dangerous, illegal, destructive, or tranquility-disturbing behavior to us, the campsites, our neighbors, or other horsecampers, THERE WILL BE NO REFUNDS, or transferring/banking remaining time. Local law enforcement is quite good about helping us with this.