Do you want to escape the rest of the world and go camping in the Idaho wilderness for a few days? Do you want to take your four-legged family member along for the journey? Hazard Campground, sometimes also referred to as Hazard Lake Campground, might just be your idea of the paw-fect camping destination.
Part of Payette National Forest, this quiet and secluded campground is found in the Grassy Mountains, 7,050 feet above sea level. Located on the shores of Hazard Lake, it's the ideal spot for anyone who wants to camp in a peaceful and remote setting.
Apart from the tranquility and fresh mountain air, visitors are drawn to the campground because it provides easy access to excellent kayaking, canoeing, and fishing. As this is a no-wake lake, canoes and rowboats are the most popular way to get out on the water and ensure that the peace is never disturbed. Hiking and mountain biking trails are also available, and you're sure to catch a glimpse of the abundant native wildlife that calls this part of the world home.
Hazard Campground is pet-friendly and features vault restrooms and drinking water. Many sites enjoy beautiful lake views, and some even have lake access. However, water, sewer, and electric hookups are not available at this campground. Single units cost $10 a night, and double campsites will set you back $15 a night.
Hazard Campground is typically open from early July until mid-September, but you'll need to call the New Meadows Ranger District for up-to-date information. Please note that the campground is located in quite a remote area, so you'll need to fuel up in McCall before visiting. The road to the campground is also gravel, narrow, and quite twisty, and may not be suitable for some RVs.
Finally, make sure you keep your pet on a leash while in the campground and clean up after them at all times. By taking care of these simple responsibilities, you can help ensure that dogs continue to be welcomed in beautiful areas like this one all around the nation.