5 places close to Rexburg to make a fire

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One of the key elements to a good camping excursion is the fire. It not only provides warmth and light once the sun goes down. It cooks your food, is a gathering place for friends, and is a spectacle of nature that draws you in.

So what if you want the fire without the camping? Sometimes it’s nice just to get out in nature for the evening, but still sleep in your own bed. We’ve made a simple list of five places close to or in Rexburg for you to go have a fire. They’re close enough to go to on a whim, and it’s not so far that it takes forever to return.

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A word of caution

When making a fire, there are a few things to keep in mind.

  • Don’t burn green wood. If it’s dead, it burns better anyway. If possible, buy a cord of firewood from the store. This is the best-burning wood you’ll find, and it protects the growth around the campsites.
  • Don’t burn pallets or other pieces with nails in them. This is dangerous for you and future fire-builders/campers.
  • Keep the fire contained. If you are using a firepit, keep the fire and any burning pieces of wood within the confines of the pit.
  • Extinguish the fire and ashes completely before abandoning the site.
  • Don’t burn plastic. It’s easy to throw a plastic spoon or whatnot into the fire when you’re done with it, but this releases harmful toxic fumes.

One of the key elements to a good camping excursion is the fire. It not only provides warmth and light once the sun goes down. It cooks your food, is a gathering place for friends, and is a spectacle of nature that draws you in.

So what if you want the fire without the camping? Sometimes it’s nice just to get out in nature for the evening, but still sleep in your own bed. We’ve made a simple list of five places close to or in Rexburg for you to go have a fire. They’re close enough to go to on a whim, and it’s not so far that it takes forever to return.

Eagle Park

Nestled in the trees behind the duck pond, skate park, and fairgrounds, Eagle Park is the perfect in-town locale to build a fire. With 24 camping spots and one shelter, each with a firepit, there is plenty of room for fire-builders and campers alike. Use of the shelter requires a reservation, the camp sites do not. If you do decide to stay the night, however, a $10.00 camping fee is required.

Warm Slough

If you are looking for some “beachfront property” when building a fire, Warm Slough is ideal. Up in Hibbard, the site is home to several free camping spots and firepits. If you hear the call, feel free to get in the water and even float (we recommend only doing this in the summer). The Warm Slough is a fun place to spend the day and enjoy a crackling fire at night.

Twin Bridges

Head out through Archer and the small community of Sunnydell towards Ririe and you will come across Twin Bridges Campground. A little further out from Rexburg, Twin Bridges is worth the short drive. Several firepits, a playground for the kids, and plenty of open space allow for a fun summer evening. Like Eagle Park, there is a price for deciding to stay the night: just $5 keeps you honest.

St. Anthony Dunes

For a different and exciting venue for your fire, head over to the St. Anthony Dunes. There is a lot of space and a lot of people that come out to make a fire here. Although there are no formal firepits, you will see where people have made fires. Since this is such a hotspot for off-roading and other sports, please be sure to clean up as well as you can after your evening of fun.

Beaver Dick

A park synonymous with Rexburg and its history, Beaver Dick is just a short jog out of town west on Highway 33. With river access and numerous firepits, Beaver Dick is a hotspot for camping and making fires.