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Below is valuable campground information in the northern Idaho region. Check out the following campground table, complete with the information you need to plan your camping excursion.

Sandpoint Area

Campground 

Location

Attractions/Facilities

Garfield Bay

12 miles SE of Sandpoint on Garfield Bay Rd.

Lake Pend Oreille. Water, toilets, picnic area, boat launch, 22' trailer spaces, no hookups, 25 tent/trailer units, 5 tent-only sites. $10 per night, $5 per additional vehicle. No reservable sites. Bonner County (208) 255-5681.

Green Bay

16 miles SE of Sandpoint

Lake Pend Oreille. Pit toilets, picnic area, tables, grills, fishing, 11 sites, no fee. (FS) (208) 263-5111.

Sam Owen

17 miles E of Sandpoint

Lake Pend Oreille. Water, toilets, dump station, covered picnic area, beach, boat launch, trailer spaces up to 36', no hookups, 8-person limit per site, 80 sites. Campsites are $18 first vehicle, $20 premium, $8 second vehicle. Day use is $8 ($4 with Golden passes). Extra vehicles are $8. Dump station $7. Season Day Use Pass is $40. Reservations are required by calling 1-877-444-6777 in the USA or (518) 885-3639 for international calls or look up www.recreation.gov. (FS)

Beyond Hope Resort 16 miles E of Sandpoint On Highway 200's scenic byway. 60 RV sites, 10 tent sites. Overnight moorage at new marina available. 208-264-5251, www.beyondhoperesort.com. Click for Google Map

Whiskey Rock

30 miles SW of Clark Fork, via Road 278

Lake Pend Oreille. Pit toilets, water, boat launch, fishing, swimming, picnic area, 10 tent sites, no fee, accessible to people with disabilities, phone (208) 263-5111. (FS)

Farragut

25 miles S of Sandpoint, 4 miles E of Athol

Lake Pend Oreille. Water, toilets, showers, dock, 60' maximum trailer spaces, swimming, group shelters, shooting range, 18-hole disc golf course, volleyball area, playground, model airplane flying field, dump station, boat ramps, boat camping, docks, sewage pump out, and trails for hikers, bikers and equestrians. Guided walks, programs, education center, historic brig, Naval Training Center Museum. 108 units plus four group campgrounds, 63 tent/non-hook-up sites for $12 per night (companion standard are $22), 45 hook-up (water and electricity) sites for $20 per night (companion serviced are $33); campsite reservations are available from the Friday of the weekend prior to Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day. Primitive RV sites for $9 per night (no reservations taken). Cabins that sleep 5 also available, $45 per night. Winter camping with cross-county skiing, snowshoeing and sledding. (SP) (208) 683-2425 or go to www.idahoparks.org. $4 vehicle fee to enter the park. Reservations at 1-888-9-CAMPID (888-922-6743) or www.parksandrecreation.idaho.gov.

Round Lake

10 miles S of Sandpoint, 2 miles W of Dufort Rd.

Round Lake. Water, toilets, showers, dock, 24' trailer spaces, no hookups, dump station, showers, flush toilets, swimming, hiking, fishing, horseshoe pits, picnic tables, group day-use shelter, barbecue grills, firewood, canoe rentals, boat ramp (electric motors only), 53 units, $12 per night. Guided walks, program, education center. Winter camping with cross-country skiing, ice fishing and ice skating. (SP) 208-263-3489. $4 vehicle fee to enter the park. Reservations at 1-888-9-CAMPID (888-922-6743) or www.parksandrecreation.idaho.gov.

Albeni Cove

2 miles E of Newport off Hwy 41

Pend Oreille River. Water, toilet, showers, picnic area, dock, firewood, boat launch, swimming beach, 14 campsites (no hook-ups), $16 per night. Interpretive programs. 208-437-5517. Reservations at 1-877-444-6777 or www.recreation.gov. (Army Corps)

Priest River

1 mile E of Priest River on Hwy 2

Priest River. Also known as the Mudhole. Water, dump station, playground, dock, dock, boat launch, swimming, toilets, showers, playground, baseball field, firewood. 20 campsites (no hook-ups), $16 per night, maximum 8 people per site. Plus 5 bicycle campsites, $3 per night, maximum 3 people per site. Interpretive programs. 208-437-5517. Reservations at 1-877-444-6777 or www.recreation.gov. (Army Corps)

Riley Creek

15 miles W of Sandpoint, 1 mile S of Laclede

Pend Oreille River. Water, toilets, showers, trailer spaces up to 50', swimming, dump station, boat ramp, boat basin, dock, playground, play field, bicycle and hiking trail, two shelters, horseshoe pits, firewood, showers, flush toilets, 67 units with water and option for electric, $16. Interpretive programs. 208-437-5517. Reservations at 1-877-444-6777 or www.recreation.gov. (Army Corps)

Springy Point

4 miles SW of Sandpoint on Lakeshore Drive

Pend Oreille River. Water, toilets, showers, swimming, dump station, boat ramp, dock, showers, flush toilets, firewood, 38 campsites (no hook-ups), $16. Interpretive programs. 208-437-5517. Reservations at 1-877-444-6777 or www.recreation.gov. (Army Corps)

Priest Lake Area

PRIEST LAKE RANGER DISTRICT (208) 443-2512

Campground

Location

Attractions/Facilities

Beaver Creek

39 miles N of Priest River, E on paved road for 12 miles

Priest Lake. Swimming, trailheads for trails to Upper Priest Lake, portage area for canoes and kayaks to Thoroughfare, disability accessible, 41 units, $18 per night plus $8 for extra vehicle. Group site $60 per night, many reservable sites. 20-vehicle day use area, $6 per day. (FS) (208) 443-2512. Reservations required at 1-877-444-6777 or www.recreation.gov

Luby Bay, Upper and Lower

29 miles N of Priest River, east on Luby Bay Rd.

Priest Lake. Water, toilets, dump station, 26' trailer spaces, amphitheater, day use, 54 units, $18-$20 per night plus $8 for extra vehicle, many reservable sites. (FS) (208) 443-2512. Reservations required at 1-877-444-6777 or www.recreation.gov

Osprey

27 miles N of Priest River, east on Outlet Bay Rd.

In the woods near Priest Lake, water, no beach, 26' trailer spaces, 16 units, $16-$18 per night plus $8 for extra vehicle, many reservable sites. (FS) (208) 443-2512. Reservations required at 1-877-444-6777 or www.recreation.gov

Outlet

26 miles N of Priest River, east on Outlet Bay Rd.

Priest Lake. Water, toilets, small swimming beach, 32' trailer spaces, 28 units, $16-$18 per night plus $8 for extra vehicle. No reservable sites. (FS) (208) 443-2512.

Dickensheet

23 miles N of Priest River, Coolin

Priest River. Toilets, canoe/raft launch, 24' trailer spaces, no drinking water, 11 units, $12 for campsite plus $5 for additional vehicle. No reservable sites. (SP) 208-443-2200 or IdahoParks.org.

Indian Creek

34 miles N of Priest River, Coolin

Priest Lake. Water, toilets, showers, 32' trailer spaces, store, dump station, boat ramp, 93 units, $12/night for non-hook-up sites, $20/night for partial hook-up (electric) sites, and $22/night for full hook-up (electric & sewer) sites. $5 extra for additional vehicles. 5 camper cabins $45/night. 208-443-2200 or IdahoParks.org. (SP) Reservations required at 1-888-922-6743 or go to www.parksandrecreation.idaho.gov.

Squaw Bay

46 miles N of Priest River, Coolin

Priest Lake. Water, toilets, showers, 32' trailer spaces, 12-man cabin with kitchen, beach, Group Camp Area - $200 plus $6 for each RV hook-up used. (SP) 208-443-2200 or IdahoParks.org. Reservations required at 1-888-922-6743 or go to www.parksandrecreation.idaho.gov.

Lion Head

46 miles N of Priest River, Coolin

Priest Lake. Water, toilets, dock, beach, boat launch, 47 units, $12 per night plus $5 for extra vehicles. (SP) 208-443-2200 or IdahoParks.org. Beginning in 2010, reservations are required: call 1-888-922-6743 or go to www.parksandrecreation.idaho.gov.

Reeder Bay

36 miles N of Priest River, 3 miles east on Reeder Bay Rd.

Priest Lake on Reeder Bay Road. Beach, boat ramps at resorts within one-half mile, 24 units, $18-$20 per night, $8 for extra vehicle. Many reservable sites. (FS) (208) 443-2512. Reservations required at 1-877-444-6777 or www.recreation.gov.

Kalispell Island & Bartoo Island

32 miles N of Priest River, 1.5 miles east on Kalispell Bay Road, 0.5 miles south on West Shore to launch from Kalispell Public Boat Launch. Kalispell Island is directly east of launch site; Bartoo is southeast of Kalispell.

On Kalispell and Bartoo islands at Priest Lake. Kalispell has 5 units at Schneider (SW end), 5 units at North Cove (N. end), 8 units at Silver (SW end), 7 units at Three Pines (E. end) and 7 units at Rocky Point (E. end). Bartoo has 4 units at North Bartoo, 1 unit at Solo Two, 7 units at South Bartoo, 1 unit at Bartoo Solo, 5 units at Sunshine, 2 units at Sunrise Group Site, 3 units at West Sunshine and 1 unit at Lone Pine. $10 per night includes launch and parking. Porta potties required; vault toilets available at some sites. Free park and launch at the F.S. public boat launch, if you're camping on Kalispell or Bartoo Island; otherwise its $5 to launch and $3 to park per night. Group camping available at Three Pines, site #29, please contact ranger district. (FS) (208) 443-2512

Lakeshore

5 miles east of Beaver Creek Campground (see above)

NW shoreline on Priest Lake. Accessible by boat or hiking. 7 units at Tule Bay, 1 unit at Bottle Bay, 2 units at Teacher Bay, 3 units at Tripod Point and 3 units at Distillery Bay. No fee. (FS) (208) 443-2512

Upper Priest Lake

2.5 miles north of Beaver Creek Campground (see above)

Upper Priest Lake accessible by boat, canoe or hiking. No water. 4 units at Plowboy (SW end), 5 units at Navigation (5 units), 2 units at Geisinger (end of Thorofare) and 4 units at Trapper Creek (NE side). No fee. (FS) (208) 443-2512

Stagger-Inn

14 miles north of Nordman

In the woods north of Nordman. Close to Granite Falls and Roosevelt Grove of Ancient Cedars. 2 units. Vault toilets. No fee. (FS) (208) 443-2512

Bonners Ferry Area

BONNERS FERRY RANGER DISTRICT (208) 267-5561

Campground

Location

Attractions/Facilities

Copper Creek

2 miles S of Eastport, 30 miles N of Bonners Ferry on Forest Road No. 2517

Copper Falls on Moyie River. Water, toilets, 32' trailer space, host, 16 units, $6. (FS) (208) 267-5561.

Meadow Creek

17 miles N of Bonners Ferry on Meadow Creek Road No. 229

Moyie River, Meadow Creek. Water, toilets, boat ramp, pets allowed, 22' trailer spaces, 22 units, $6, host. (FS) (208) 267-5561.

Robinson Lake

7 miles S of Eastport, 25 miles N of Bonners Ferry on Highway 95

Robinson Lake. Water, toilets, dock, boat ramp, fishing, 32' trailer spaces, host, 10 units, $8. (FS) (208) 267-5561.

Smith Lake

7 miles N of Bonners Ferry on Forest Road No. 1005

Smith Lake. Water, toilets, boat ramp, dock, 16' trailer spaces, 7 units, no fee. (FS) (208) 267-5561.

Brush Lake

19 miles N of Bonners Ferry on Highway 95, south 2 miles on Forest Road No. 1004

Brush Lake. 4 units, lake access, fishing, boat ramp, wildlife viewing. No fee. (FS) (208) 267-5561.

Deer Ridge Lookout

25 miles NE of Bonners Ferry on Forest Road No. 2540

In the Purcell Mountains overlooking the Moyie River drainage with excellent views of the Selkirk Mountains. 40-foot high tower with a 14-foot-by-14-foot cabin atop. $25 per night. (FS) (208) 267-5561. Reservations are required at 1-877-444-6777 or www.recreation.gov

Shorty Peak Lookout

31 miles NW of Bonners Ferry via Forest Road No. 282 and Trail No. 95

In the Selkirk Mountains overlooking the Selkirk Crest. 14-foot-by-14-foot cabin accessible by a 2.5-mile hike. $25 per night. Reservations are required. (FS) (208) 267-5561. Reservations are required at 1-877-444-6777 at www.recreation.gov.

Snyder Guard Station

30 miles NE of Bonners Ferry on Meadow Creek Road/County Road No. 34.

On the Moyie River, Snyder Guard Station was built in 1908 as a ranger station. The house has 5 twin beds, electricity, running water, shower, stove and refrigerator. A horse corral is included on the grounds. $50 for 1-6 people per night, $70 for 7-15 people per night, and $110 for 16-70 people per night. For 7 or more people, rental includes a cook shack, bunk cabins and campground. For more than 25 people, a porta-potty is required. Reservations are required. (FS) (208) 267-5561.


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