This is a standard commercial RV park in a very good location for exploring Boise.

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The Basics:

Overall Rating: 3.3/5

Price per night / Discounts: $41.88 / 10% off with Good Sam

Campground website: Boise Riverside RV Park

Our Site #: 7

Privacy Rating (how spacious and private do the sites feel):

2.5/5: This is a standard parking lot type campground with a simple strip of grass separating the RVs. Most sites are pull-throughs though there are some back-ins along the perimeter. There was some weird spacing for the tow cars that actually meant we had a bit more space than expected. It was just an odd set up. Overall, it wasn't the worst park we've seen, but it wasn't great.

Location Rating (accessibility to points of interest or to major highways):

4/5: The park's location is its best asset. You can walk right from the park onto the Greenbelt that follows the river and takes folks through the city. We walked a good chunk of it and found the path very well maintained and featuring beautiful views (and access) to the river. Otherwise, the normal conveniences are within a short drive, so it's a convenient place to set up while exploring Boise.

Site Quality and Big Rig Accessibility Rating (utilities and accessibility of campground hook ups):

2/5: Site quality was just ok. We had to use levelers under our front tires which is always irritating in a private campground. Additionally, we didn't have a picnic table and noticed that some sites had them and some didn't. Given the price, a campground should be able to provide a level site and a simple picnic table to each guest.

Technology and Customer Service Rating (online resources, reservations, and staff):

4/5: Customer service here was really good. The folks at the front desk and the people who work in the campground were all nice. We were allowed to wash and wax our rig for just a $5.00 fee - a rarity in most commercial parks, and when we filled up with propane on our way out, the staff member was very helpful and friendly. We had to call for reservations, but overall, we thought customer service was a high point here.

Internet Availability Rating (Verizon coverage or campground wifi):

4/5: Campground wifi was workable and we had no issues with our AT&T hotspot.


There aren't many options for camping in and around Boise and this is the only campground offering direct access to the Boise Greenbelt, so if exploring the city is on your agenda, this is likely your best option. It's not fancy, a lot of the rigs appear to be long term, sites are inconsistent, and it feels overpriced, but it's located right on the Greenbelt and the folks who work there are kind and helpful. If we were to return, we'd most definitely stay there again.

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