You'll find the Baumgartner Campground nestled along the South Fork of the Boise River in Mountain Home, Idaho within the Sawtooth National Forest. This beautiful campground is just steps from the Baumgartner Hot Springs which is a big draw for campers. It sits in a heavily forested area, so campsites get ample shade along with views of the river. Pets are welcome guests at Baumgartner Campground, but they must be kept on a leash, and they're not allowed in the hot springs pool area.
Baumgartner Campground has 39 camping units, broken up into 1 multi-family group site, six double sites, and the remainder is single sites. Each of the six double units can accommodate 16 guests, and up to 32 campers will fit in the multi-family site. Each campsite has a picnic table and a campfire ring, and there's drinking water on-site but no hookups. There are also vault toilets but no showers, and the facilities, like the rest of the campground, are accessible. Sites have paved parking spurs, and the campground roads are also paved.
During your stay, you must check out the Baumgartner Hot Springs which is open daily from dawn to dusk! The water is a pawfect 101 degrees, and the pool is drained and cleaned each night. Campers can also fish for trout on the Boise River, and in addition to wild fish, the water is regularly stocked. There's a paved path leading to an area that overlooks the fishing spots, as well as a 1/4 mile interpretive trail beginning at the hot springs. Just minutes from the campground, you'll find several other hiking, biking, and ATV trails to check out, but ATVs cannot be ridden within the campground.
Single campsites cost just $10 a night at Baumgartner Campground, double sites cost $20, and the group site can be rented for $40 nightly. Groups of eight or more must pick up a Wilderness Permit at the forest services office of the Sawtooth National Forest, while smaller groups can get their permits at self-serve stations at the park's trailheads.