Idaho is home to 12 native snake species. Of those, only the rattlesnakes are dangerous for humans. Four of the 12 are commonly found, the western rattlesnake, North American racer, gophersnake and terrestrial gartersnake.
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.