My favorite camps are 'favorites' because of great memories I have of that camp. Having been a commercial guide for so long down in the canyon, when I go on private trips I like to try and find camps that I have never stayed at before. On our private trip this last summer, of the 15 camps, 7 I had never camped at before, 2 I had only camped there once before, 2 it had been over 30 years since I camp there and only 4 were common camps for me. We had a good time every night. Some of the camps were literally new because the constant 25k this summer had created them and our trip spanned into Sept. when the water dropped to 16k.
If I was to choose my two favorite camps they would be Deer Creek, and Shinumo Creek. We would go to the falls and shower at night, it was great. Now you can't camp at either camp and the camps/sandy beaches are gone. I do feel bad about using soap in the sidestreams back then, but what did we know then, and there were no regulations.
Now my favorite camps are anywhere that we can set up the kitchen close to the boats and also have a spot to set up a circle of chairs for the evening.