Idaho is home to black bears and grizzly bears, with black bears more common. Bears can become campground nuisances if people don’t take precautions. Here are some camping and backcountry recommendations from Idaho Fish and Game.
Many of Idaho’s camping destinations are controlled by the U.S. Forest Service, which opens campground reservations six months in advance. Memorial Day weekend — the unofficial beginning of Idaho’s camping season — is May 27-29.