Triple R's of Idaho Camping

Today’s triple R’s of camping in Idaho go to the cities of Rigby, Ririe, and Rexburg. These terrific cities sit no more than 20 miles from each other and combined offer a unique variety of camping opportunities, road trip destinations, scenic adventures, and recreational activity opportunities galore. Find a variety of campgrounds in and around these cities that have the potential to make for a relaxing weekend with a feel of being away from it all or discover possible options for filling in the calendar with weekend adventures come warmer weather. The best part is there are seemingly countless options to choose from when searching for overnight accommodations in or around Rigby, Ririe, and Rexburg. There are so many campgrounds offered that you may consider doing some additional research on all your options before you head out as it is likely to present a world of adventure opportunities you may not have known existed. 

The following campground destinations offer a mix of terrain and surroundings, amenities, and activity opportunities. Below you will find a few camping destinations that offer opportunities for a mix of tent camping and RVing. On occasion, there may be a fee to park or participate in specific activities. Perhaps the following list of campgrounds will help inspire you to visit some of the phenomenal destinations Idaho offers. 

Before heading out to any of the following campgrounds be sure to check for current updates for any costs and fees that may be associated with the desired destination and any activities offered. Plan ahead for destinations that do not offer any amenities and plan accordingly for campgrounds that call for dry camping, as well as familiarizing yourself with any rules. Most importantly, have worlds of fun enjoying some of Idaho’s terrific campgrounds.

Rigby Lake (Jefferson County Lake) - Rigby, ID 83442  

Spanning across 29.9 acres, the lovely Rigby Lake otherwise known as Jefferson County Lake is a wonderful destination ideal for a day at the lake or an extended stay camping near the water. Activity opportunities include swimming, slide and docks, playground, camping, vendors, pedestrian/bike path around lake, kayak and paddleboard rentals onsite, tennis court, volleyball net, open grassy areas, fishing, grills, picnic tables, fire rings, shaded areas & mature tree life, trees for hammocks, and pit/vault toilets (no showers/sinks). Many find this destination fun year-round as they take to the snowy hills for tobogganing and sledding once winter snow has arrived. This location is pet-friendly.    

Features: Tent & RV. Mixed sites include pull-through & back-in sites options w/hookups for water & electricity (electricity reported to be 50/30 amp) - no sewer/dump station, options for a site with level concrete pad. Reservations are available online. Costs last reported at varying rates of $5/car. RV’s $15-$25/night. General Cellular Service Coverage - decent. There are also nearby stores and dump stations.  

This destination is located approximately 17 +/- miles from the city of Idaho Falls and approximately 14 +/- miles from the city of Rexburg.

Twin Bridges Park -  S 600 E Lyman, Archer, Ririe Highway Rexburg, ID 83440 (Madison County) 

This neat 27-acre park, located in Madison County Idaho boasts a wealth of tree life along the Snake River between two bridges, the focal point for the campground name. There is an onsite playground, water access, fishing on the river, boat ramps and docks, wildlife viewing/birding, picnic areas with fire pits, and three large shelters for group gatherings and pit/vault toilets. The tranquil park is encompassed by surrounding BLM lands that boast opportunities for hunting and area exploration. Pet-friendly, rules apply.  

Features: Tent & RV pads, a few pull-through sites. Shelter reservations available by phone. First come first serve camping spots, cash or check only. Dry camping - No water available. Camping is limited to 5 days every 30 day period. Costs last reported at $15/dirt pad & $10/night or 5 nights for $40. Class A accommodations. 

This destination is located approximately 20 +/- miles from the city of Idaho Falls and approximately 14 +/- miles from the city of Rexburg.

Kelly Island Campground - East Heise Road Ririe, ID 83443

The scenic Kelly Island Campground is scattered with dense cottonwood trees that offer a private and secluded feel with scenic views of the Snake River Range Foothills. The campground delightfully borders the South Fork of the stunning waters of the Snake River offering a host of water activity opportunities during the warmer months. There are various activity opportunities including area exploration, fishing, wildlife viewing & birding,  The campground boasts sites with fire rings, picnic tables, and a boat ramp. This is an excellent destination for enjoying sunsets that have a way of reflecting beautifully atop the river waters.    

Features: Costs last reported at 14 sites at $10/night single and $20/night double. The group site accommodates 30-35 people and 4 Large RV’s at $35/night and is the only site that may be reserved online or by calling the Upper Snake Field Office.   

This destination is located approximately 25.5 +/- miles northeast from the city of Idaho Falls and approximately 22 +/- miles from the city of Rexburg.

Eagle Park & Campground - 4th North Eagle Park Drive, Rexburg, ID 83440

If being surrounded by nature is your definition of an excellent day outdoors, then Eagle Park & Campground is certainly one that you will want to consider. Area wildlife and birdlife enjoy this area as well as visitors and campground patrons. For those who take delight in spending a little extra time outdoors while taking in the surroundings may want to consider enjoying an overnight stay. The park has been reported to have visiting wildlife that has included a moose. 

Features: The campground does not accommodate or allow RVs or trailers as it is a tent only location.

This destination is located approximately 29 +/- miles from the city of Idaho Falls.

Beaver Dick Park & Campground - Hwy 33 & 6000 W., Rexburg, ID 83440

A bit of history behind Beaver Dick Park is that it was named after Richard Leigh who went by the nickname “Beaver Dick “ as it is said that he portrayed the epitome of a mountain man. In fact, one of the last remaining in the area. With that being said the park encompasses the true nature of being in the wilderness as it boasts fishing and water sport opportunities, fire pits, boat docks, and the occasion for camping. This delightful area is completed by the Henry’s Fork River waters rushing alongside the campground. This lovely park is flawlessly unique and one not to be missed.   

This destination is located approximately 31.5 +/- miles from the city of Idaho Falls.


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