Bad Bear is a pawesome campground located in beautiful Boise National Forest. The campground is surrounded by a shady ponderosa pine forest, keeping the area cool. This campground has an elevation of 5,100 feet, and Mores Creek runs through the area. Bad Bear is located just off Highway 21, and because of that, you may hear some traffic noise while you’re camping.
When you’re at Bad Bear, you’ll find tons of fun things to do with your pup. If you’d like to go hiking, there are lots of beautiful trails just a short drive from the campground. This includes the scenic 10-mile Bear River Trail, which takes you through a glacial valley and provides stunning views of the Bear River and Wolf Mountain. You can also check out the furrific nine-mile Mores Creek Summit Trail, which takes you up Sunset Mountain.
Bad Bear Campground is also just 11 miles from historic Idaho City, a great place to take a day trip with your pup. Idaho City was the largest city in the Pacific Northwest during the Gold Rush. Many of the buildings have been preserved, and you can walk around the town and learn all about the area’s rich history.
After your fun day out, you and your pup can relax and enjoy Bad Bear Campground’s many amenities. If you enjoy fishing, you can try your luck catching trout in Mores Creek. You can also go panning for gold in this creek. When you get hungry, grill up dinner for you and your dog on one of the campground’s BBQ grills. If you’re cold, you can start a fire in your campsite’s personal campfire ring.
Bad Bar is a pawsitively amazing campground that’s close to beautiful natural and historic sites. Bring some doggy bags with you so you can clean up after your dog while you’re camping, and enjoy your camping trip!