6.5 Good
     
Mountain Home, Idaho

Fort Running Bear

Mountain Home, Idaho



Mountain Home, Idaho
Phone: (208) 653-2494

Sites: 70
Recent Rate: $4 6/2016

Latitude: 43.358924082718
Longitude: -115.38091096329

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room yes
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit yes
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf yes
  • Billiards Billiards yes
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

10 Reviews

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Review Count: 39
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

What a gem! We found this park from our Resort Parks International book and are we ever glad we did. After leaving Hwy 20, you take a dirt road (level) for about 2 miles and arrive at this great park. You have beautiful views of the Camas Reservoir, trees at every spot, picnic table at you site on a concrete base, all back-ins, and lots of green grass. The park is beautiful and very well maintained. Super friendly people and especially enjoyed talking with the owner. We originally came for 2 days, but had to extend for another 2. If you are in the area we highly recommend you spend some time at this lovely park. Cannot wait to come again. We camped at Fort Running Bear in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
13
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

You must stop at the Desert Inn Cafe for breakfast or lunch. The 14oz ribeye with hashbrowns and eggs was excellent. The BLT comes with 10 pieces of bacon. Excellent

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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $4.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed as C2C members. Charged $3/night for 50 amp and $1/night service charge. The nearest real city is Boise around 75 miles from the campground. Mountain Home, ID is about 23 miles and barely has the basic necessities. As other reviewers mention, the last 3 miles are gravel, which creates a LOT of dust. The park is overrun with ground squirrels or some type of prairie rodents that dig holes everywhere, except for the lawn right behind the office/club house. The owner took us around the campground to show us which sites we could choose from that had 50 amp. There were only 3...one was taken, the other had tree limbs too low for us to get our rig into, so we took the remaining one. Most of the sites had a cement patio and a kind of 3 sided shelter (outdated and needing repairs) for the picnic table. We couldn't actually get close enough to the patio because the pad for the rig was gravel, unlevel, and much lower than the patio. It really wouldn't take much to run through the gravel sites with rake on a tractor to level them out. They do serve breakfasts on the weekends and have a nice pool. The club house smelled musty. The owner carefully controlled a book exchange--you had to have a certain type of book to exchange before you could take one (no romance novels) that only she could approve. Be careful if you take walks on the gravel road...I encountered a rattle snake while taking a bike ride. Oh yeah, also watch out for the cows on the road...they are open range. We did drive further into the mountains...very remote, very pretty, and a lot of gravel roads. Other than that, there wasn't really much to do in the immediate area (within 15-20 min drive). Will not likely stay here again. We camped at Fort Running Bear in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious, Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

The staff was VERY friendly. It's a bit remote, but that's the whole point. The sunsets were amazing and we saw a ton of antelope/deer. I would definitely recommend this campground for those wanting to truly get away. The pool was refreshing during hot days. We camped at Fort Running Bear in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
24
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious, Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

They are about 30 miles from the nearest grocery store, so stock up on any necessities. Overall, it was a pleasant stay.

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate reflects a membership park. Management was fabulous. They did all they could to support us, as our jack got buried in the dirt and the springs came off. Yes, the last 3 miles are dirt, but we had rain so wasn't so bad. Yes, the Park is out in the middle of nowhere, but very restful. We camped at Fort Running Bear in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
26
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

We had a cabana with a table. Be careful as there are lots of grounds squirrel holes. Need truck service, in Mt. Home, Jerry's is very fair and knowledgeable.

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Review Count: 46
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

If you really want to take your big rig out of town, this is the place. It’s on a small hill overlooking a beautiful a valley surrounded by mountains with the only sounds coming from the wildlife around the park but to get there you must be willing to drive 2.5 miles down a very dusty dirt road. The road is hard packed and fairly smooth so the drive will be easy but you should unhook your toad or it will be totally covered in a thick layer of fine dirt. Once there you can either blow off the dirt or use a California duster that they will loan you. We took our 40ft there and settled into a nice site with plenty of room for slides and awning. All campsites are back-ins with a picnic table on a concrete slab. You park on level gravel sites with lots of grass around and some large trees. The campsites are a mix of 30 and 50amp, vary in length and tree cover so plan accordingly. There is no Sprint service in the area and they offer no cable or WiFi. The owners and camp workers are very friendly and helpful. Bathrooms, showers, laundry and pool were all clean and well maintained. They also offer a weekend breakfast and potluck dinner. Your closest resupply town is Mountain Home about 25 miles away. We camped at Fort Running Bear in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $7.00
Overall Rating:      

This park appears to be run on a shoestring budget. Everything is orderly, but appeared to be rundown and didn't appear to be updated or maintained well. Management was very helpful and friendly. The temp. was in 90's, and we were charged extra for 50 amp. No cell service or wi-fi. After arriving over the very dusty 3 miles of gravel roads our rig was pretty dirty and no to clean it. During our stay the park was evacuated due to a out of control grass fire, making the return to Mountain Home impassable. The view is great, but it's a little out of the way and could have been a disaster. We would not stay here again. We camped at Fort Running Bear in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Outstanding friendly park. Management were wonderful and very helpful. The park is out of the way about 30 miles from Mountain Home and the last 3 miles are over a dirt road. My coach was a dusty mess by the time we got there, BUT! I have to say the stay was worth it. We found it so nice, quiet and friendly that we stayed an extra day. We will be sure to stay here again and again. We camped at Fort Running Bear in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

The rate reflects RPI member rate – should have been $10 and ends up $14 with the extra so called motel taxes and extra $3 for 50 amp. The camp is remote – 25 miles to anything at all. There is a 3 mile dirt road just to get into the camp. The rig was covered in dust and dirt and we were told we could not even rinse it off and that we would “Have to live with it”. The owners are basically condescending and underlying insulting. The sites are not level and the grass needed to be mowed. The camp was not well maintained overall. We paid extra for the 50 amp and it did not work. When we reported it, they argued with us and told us it was our rig and that one A/C will pull 30 amps. Instead of fixing it, we had to plug into another site and then it worked. They had Wi-Fi that you could only use supervised and just to check your e-mail. There is no TV reception and the TV in the lounge was not working the whole time we were there. There is a book exchange, but it is guarded in order to build the owners private collection. She said people weren’t honest. She also said she liked RPI but not Coast to Coast. The staff and locals were not friendly and would not even say hello to anyone. We would not, of course, recommend this camp. We camped at Fort Running Bear in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2009 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground might be a bit off the beaten path, but it is in beautiful country, sitting up on a hill with a 360 degree view. The hosts are very friendly and go out of their way to make everyone comfortable. A great place to kick back and just relax. Good fishing nearby in a small reservoir as well as the Boise River and there is boating above the dam. Just take it easy driving up the gravel road, it's well worth the trip. We camped at Fort Running Bear in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2008 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

I would recommend unhooking your tow before traveling the last 2 miles, as it is a very rough and dusty gravel road. We stayed here using AOR, and it was a pleasant place to stay, although a bit out of the way. We camped at Fort Running Bear in a Motorhome.

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