Behind the intriguing town of Gilmore resides the campground of Meadow Lake. I had first heard about this from Cal-Ranch's website as one of the best kept secrets for this area. Judging from the amount of traffic it has through there the secret is out. Meadow Lake is basically a bowl formed on all sides by massive mountains. The snow and runoff water goes into the middle of this bowl to form Meadow Lake. The lake is then stocked by our f(r)iends from fish and game from time to time. Plenty of hiking trails to take through the draws of the mountain and for the more adventurous folk, mountain climbing as well.
My only complaint about the whole adventure is that the camping sites were built too closely to another. Which, if you have decent neighbors is not an issue, but it our case it was a big issue. Camping in Idaho for a number of years lends a certain respect of the wilderness and its inhabitants. Bears are a major concern for our area, as well as any wildlife creature and with bear signs posted everywhere it reminds you; you are the intruder. So here is my example of how not to camp:
These people have left all their food out in the open; campfire is still burning and they spent the whole day at lake with no one at their site. They left this fire going since 12:00 am at night when they were chopping wood with an axe. My wife had quite enough of the wood cutting in the am and yelled at their general direction to stop (or something similiar). They then proceeded to let their children run wild through the whole campsite during the day without supervision. Despite this we managed to have a good time, despite any lack of camp etiquette on our neighbor’s behalf.