Camping with the stars: Sweet spots in Idaho and beyond

If you’re looking for a new camping adventure to add to your summer plans, you’ll likely find one here. We asked staff members to write about a favorite camping spot — and they delivered some gems, from eastern Oregon to eastern Idaho. Whether you’re searching for solitude, family fun, a history lesson, scenery or star-gazing, we’ve got you covered.

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Boise State coaches talk about Hendrix, Roddie and Jackson in 2015

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See history come alive during a Living Wax Museum at Highlands Elementary School in Boise

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Boise Airport trains for disaster with mock airplane crash

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Playing at Borah Pool splashpad in Boise

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Idaho’s Soda Fire rehab project a ‘learning exercise,’ Jewell says

Sally Jewell tours burned area to see what’s happening

Interior Secretary says it’s still too early to determine whether it’s a success

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Forty-eight Idaho residents become U.S. citizens 00:52

Forty-eight Idaho residents become U.S. citizens

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Thrill of victory: Idaho 5A and 4A state track meet finish line

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The Buzz with Buzz: Benghazi & Hillary's emails are history repeating itself

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On the road with the Big Idaho Potato Truck

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Watch the process of separating and sorting recyclables

Downpour delays the Idaho state track and field meet on Friday 00:55

Downpour delays the Idaho state track and field meet on Friday

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Crews install latest Vietnam War Memorial in Boise park

Vietnam War veterans organized to build a monument to Idahoans who served in the conflict that will be unveiled Monday on Memorial Day in Boise's Veterans Memorial Park. The Boise community stepped in with volunteered labor and materials to cover 81 percent of the roughly $117,000 project.
Darin Oswald doswald@idahostatesman.com
Crews install latest Vietnam War Memorial in Boise park 01:33

Crews install latest Vietnam War Memorial in Boise park

Meet Hobbes: The Pet of the week for May 26 00:52

Meet Hobbes: The Pet of the week for May 26

Forty-eight Idaho residents become U.S. citizens 00:52

Forty-eight Idaho residents become U.S. citizens

Boise State coaches talk about Hendrix, Roddie and Jackson in 2015 00:55

Boise State coaches talk about Hendrix, Roddie and Jackson in 2015

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