camping in Idaho
camping in Idaho

What to Pack for Camping in Idaho – The List 

Camping in Idaho is one of my favorite things to do and one of the main things I missed while I was traveling the world for a year. If you’ve never been camping in this beautiful state, then there’s a chance you’re missing out. 😉 The beauty and seclusion you experience when you’re out in the Idaho wilderness is addicting and you’re almost always guaranteed to see a night sky full of stars and some pretty awesome wildlife!

There are so many camping spots in Idaho that it’s hard to pick one to go to or to pick a favorite. However, you can’t really go wrong with the majority of them, you just need to make sure you’re bringing the right supplies. I’ve created a camping check-list so you’re never camping in the Idaho wilderness unprepared. Below is my list where I’ve linked up some of my favorite gear.  Keep in mind that this list is separate from a backpacking packing list, but some of the same things do apply.

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camping in Idaho

Camping Gear: 

Kitchen Gear:

  • Stove – I use this Coleman Stove
  • Stove Fuel
  • Lighter or Matches
  • Firewood (make sure to check if there is a fire-ban or not, this happens when there are a lot of wildfires in Idaho)
  • Frying Pan
  • Pot
  • Coffee Percolator
  • Food storage tupperware
  • Plastic plates or paper plates
  • Bowls
  • Utensils
  • Tablecloth
  • Corkscrew
  • Cooking spoon, spatula, cutting knife
  • Trash bags
  • Cooler
  • Ice
  • Water bottles
  • Extra Water
  • Cups, mugs
  • Cutting board
  • Foil
  • Biodegradable soap
  • Sponge, dishcloth, dishtowel
  • Paper Towels
  • Bin for washing dishes

Camping Clothes:

  • Sleepwear
  • Clothes for daytime (T-shirts, pants, shorts)
  • Swimsuits
  • Raingear (rain jacket, umbrella)
  • Shoes: hiking/walking shoes, flip flops, water shoes (Chacos)
  • Extra layers for warmth
  • Hat, gloves, scarf (before summer April, or after summer Sept)
  • Sunglasses, sunhat
  • Underwear
  • Socks

Toiletries/Personal Items:

  • Toothbrush/Toothpaste
  • Wet wipes/toilet paper
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Lotion
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Contacts/Glasses
  • Soap
  • First-aid kit
  • Prescription medications


  • Camera – I have this camera and love it
  • Campsite reservation confirmation, phone number
  • Maps
  • Pet supplies/food if bringing a pet
  • Fishing gear/Fishing license
Print the Idaho Camping Check-List
camping in Idaho
camping in Idaho
camping in Idaho

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