RV Park Review – Boise Riverside RV Park, Boise, ID

The green pet area at Boise Riverside RV Park
The green pet area at Boise Riverside RV Park

A basic, but very friendly RV park in a GREAT location in Boise, ID

Link to park here: Boise Riverside RV Park, Boise, ID
Link to map location here: Boise Riverside RV park, Boise, ID

  1. Site quality = 2.5/5
    Just so-so sites here. They are all basic, cleared flat dirt with decent separation (there’s “double-size” between each RV -> a space for your RV and a space next to it for your car) with water/electric (greenbelt-facing sites) or full hookups (50 Amp/water/sewer), but really not much else. Most sites are separated by a concrete pad, some have a strip of grass, several have decent trees (ours was actually quite shaded although the tree threw sap all over the RV), but only a select number have picnic tables. The water/electric only sites had a bit more grass, but were generally smaller in size (smaller rigs only). Electricity OK, but water pressure was low.
  2. Facilities = 3.5/5
    Decent facilities. Bathrooms and toilets were a tad older, but spotlessly clean. Low water pressure in the showers, but otherwise good temps and plenty of space. All showers have separate bench and hooks for your stuff.
  3. Amenities = 3/5
    Decent, but basic amenities. There is a large, clean on-site laundry ($1.50 per wash), grassy areas, propane, dump and BBQ area. Decent (workable) on-site WiFi although signal was poor the further you got from the office.
  4. Location = 5/5
    Location is what you come here for. Boise Riverside RV Park is literally ON the greenbelt with direct access to the bike-hike trail and only ~15 mins from downtown. Excellent location for anything you want to do in town.
  5. Pet friendliness = 5/5
    Good area for doggie. There’s limited space at camp, but there is an on-site (large, green) pet-walk area and you are right on the greenbelt for access to miles of walking (and river dips) right from camp. Also, you’re only ~15 mins from the foothills and all the extra hiking there.

Overall rating = 3.8
BONUS ALERT:
Camp RIGHT on the Boise greenbelt and only ~5 miles from downtown!

Summary: This park is all about location, location, location. On the cosmetic side I would call it a basic private RV park. Sites are basic dirt with full hookups (rather low water-pressure, but otherwise fine), decent separation, some basic grass or concrete in-between, decent trees, but not much in the way of “extras”. There’s good, basic facilities, good amenities, everything is clean and well-kept and the owners are super-friendly and supportive (e.g. you can wash your RV for only $5). All good stuff, but not exactly stunning. Where the park wins me over is location. You are literally RIGHT on the Boise greenbelt, with direct access to miles of walking, biking and water-dips (for doggie) right from camp. Also you’re only ~5 miles from downtown and the Boise foothills. When we came to Boise a few years back we stayed at Hi Valley which was a very neat park, but further from town. Boise Riverside is more basic and not as modern, but in a much, much better location. I think if we come back we’ll choose to stay here again.

Extra Info: Excellent Verizon signal (4G LTE and 3G). On-site WiFi is workable, although signal is poor as you get further from the office. Sites cost $32.56/night or $179.22/week or $375/month for full hookups. Water/electric only sites are $25/night. Good Sam’s Discount. On-site dump station and propane.

Front view of our site (#6). Very shaded, but the tree threw sap all over our RV
Front view of our site (#6). Very shaded, but the tree threw sap all over our RV
Back view of our RV site. We had no-one to the left and right side is empty.
Back view of our RV site. We had no-one to the left and right side is empty.
View down front greenbelt-facing water/electric sites. Mostly smaller rigs here.
View down front greenbelt-facing water/electric sites. Mostly smaller rigs here.
View down some sites near front entrance of park
View down some sites near front entrance of park
Another view down front entrance rows
Another view down front entrance rows
View of sites near back of park
View of sites near back of park
Another view of back sites
Another view of back sites
View down middle row
View down middle row
View of facilities in middle of park (laundry, showers and playground)
View of facilities in middle of park (laundry, showers)
Walking Polly on the greenbelt right next to the RV park
Walking Polly on the greenbelt right next to the RV park
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  1. Hillary says

    Hello! I’ve been following and enjoying your blog for quite some time. Your site reviews are especially helpful. We learned about James M. Robb State Park because of your blog. You also taught us about adding solar to our RV. Thank you, we couldn’t be happier with both discoveries.

    You may already be familiar, but when traveling through Eastern Idaho, we usually travel an hour further North into Oregon and stay at Farewell Bend State Park. Although far from the attractions in Boise, it’s a lovely place to camp.

    Good Travels!

    • libertatemamo says

      Glad you enjoy the reviews! I did notice the turnoff to Farewell Bend SP when we drove north. Looks lovely! The time around we needed to be close to the airport (for Paul’s trip), but if we come through again and don’t need town, we’ll definitely plan to try it out.
      Nina

  2. says

    I just started following your journey. We have be “on the road “for just over 4 years now, but can always learn new things from fellow travellers.. You must spend a huge amount of your down time writing to cover all that you do. Great Job! I am curious what you use to remove tree sap. I have had a heck of a time and now try to not park under trees whenever possible.

    • libertatemamo says

      Well believe it or not our Turtle Wax ICE Car Wash did the job. I was fully prepared for a much more difficult removal (I’d read about using rubbing alcohol, WD40 and various other methods), but the car wash and some light scrubbing did the job. I think our recent waxing of the RV and the fact that this sap was possibly a little less sticky than some others I’ve seen may have helped.
      Nina

  3. Dinah Lee says

    Wonderful blog with photos and doggie focused comments. Polly is darling.
    I am a travelling nurse and will be coming to Boise w/greyhound.
    Would you recommend this park for a three month stay?
    Fall,early winter?
    Thanks

    • libertatemamo says

      Absolutely. I think it’s one of the better-located parks in Boise and with the greenbelt trail right there it’s a great spot for doggie too.

      Nina

  4. Ruth says

    Hi Nina,

    Just found your blog a couple of months ago and noticed you had reviews for both this park and Hi Valley. We’ve stayed at HI Valley, it was okay, this one intrigues me because it’s close to the Greenbelt. We’re still working but I try to get a daily walk in my schedule and Hi Valley was not real appealing for that. If you had to choose between the two, which one would you choose?
    Thanks
    Ruth

    • libertatemamo says

      Definitely Boise Riverside. It’s super convenient for walking/biking the Greenbelt, and would be my #1 preference in the area. Miles of walking directly from the park! The RV park is not as “manicured” as Hi Valley, but it’s a much better location IMHO.

      Nina

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