Falls Campground near the South Fork of the Snake River feels like North Idaho or the West Cascades more than eastern Idaho. The South Fork's dense cottonwood forest feels like a jungle with its tall, broad-canopied trees and lush underbrush. The campground is near Palisades Reservoir on the Wyoming border, but it is a fairly easy six-hour drive because it is mostly freeway driving.
How to get there: From Idaho Falls, go 43 miles east on U.S. 26.
Activities: Fishing and boating.
Amenities: Gravel RV pads, outhouses, drinking water.
Nearest place to get supplies: Swan Valley.
Fees/reservations: $10 per night single and $20 for doubles, for reservations call (877) 444-6777 or go to www.recreation.gov.
Information: Call (208) 523-1412 or go to www.fs.fed.us/r4/caribou-targhee