Campsite Review Gowen Field

Campsite Review: Gowen Field

Campsite Review: Gowen Field is a military-only RV park located on Gowen Field Air National Guard Base on the south side of the Boise Idaho Airport. It is a very small nice place with a noise problem.

Gowen Field RV Park is a very small seven-site very nice secluded RV park. Since it is right next to the Boise Airport and the Gowen Field ramp space with light industrial aircraft industry activity it can be noisy. Since it is small, getting an RV site for any length of time at Gowen Field is difficult.

We liked camping at Gowen Field but won’t return because of the noise.


Website: Gowen Field RV Park

Address: Gowen Field, Boise Idaho 83705

Link to Google Map for the area: Gowen Field RV Park

From Interstate 84 exit to the south on Orchard Road. Orchard Road southbound has a name change to Gowen Road as the road turns east. Turn north to the gate on General Manning Avenue. After going through the gate turn west on West Ellsworth Street and then north on Kennedy Street. The RV parking is seven sites on the corner of Kennedy Street and West Dorman Street.

The office for the RV park is at the Field Gym located on West Ellsworth Street. The best place to take off a tow car is in one of the parking lots at the corner of West Ellsworth Street and Kennedy Street.

Phone Number/Reservations: 208-272-8232

Here is the link to an article on authorized patrons: Who can stay at military campgrounds?

Reservations are required.

Stay Limit: 30 days

Dates stayed: August 2017,

Comfort: Temperatures were nice. Cool in the morning and hot for the rest of the day.

Elevation: 2816′

Season: Year-Round

Price Paid: $15/ night

Our Site: stayed 3 times, three different spots

Hook-ups: Full, Electric/Water/Sewer – 50 amp

Dump station: No

Restrooms: Yes, at the gym

Shower: Yes, at the gym

Laundry: Yes, at the barracks

Potable Water: Yes

Water to fill your RV storage tank: Yes

Cell service: Verizon – Strong Signal / AT&T – Strong Signal


Campsite Review: Gowen Field RV Park insider info:

Inexpensive, get reservations early for your stay. The time in the past where no one knew of this RV park is long gone. Rumor has it that the park may get expanded to the east. Another rumor is that when the park is full that dry camping may be allowed in the empty parking lot to the east of the RV park. Things like this change often so ask. You have to call for reservations anyway.


Gowen Field RV Park is all about location. Boise, the mountains and desert is a short drive away. On the base, entertainment is rare but inexpensive.

Layout & Satellite Views

Gowen Field RV Park Satellite View
Gowen Field RV Park Satellite View

That is our campsite review of Gowen Field RV Park. Here is our link to our interactive map. Campsite Reviews

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