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Priest Lake Living

Wonderful campground with private spots. Each one has a picnic table and fire pit. Room for campers and/or multiple tents. Group space is large enough to accommodate multiple tents with a central fire pit. Also has camping in the forest near the creek. There is a boat put-in, too, for those with larger watercraft. Not far from Elkin’s Resort if you need a happy hour or warm meal. Enjoy!

Airplane camping

Great backcountry airstrip.  Easy to catch cutthroat and solitude.

Great group site.

We enjoyed the group site. It was on an outside corner. Good access to the streams as well as the restroom. 3 tables and lots of room. Beautiful campground with cedar trees and the kids enjoyed picking huckleberries.

Worse camp site ever!

Good thing we brought our own toliet paper! We arrived on a Wednesday, and it didn't get filled until Friday. By the time we left, the outhouse was pretty ripe. You could tell it hadn't been cleaned in awhile, because of the cob webs. Camp site wasn't level. Fire rings were coming out from the bottom. Sorry Selway, not happy campers this weekend. We'll stick with the Northfork 😀🤗

Perfect Fly Fishing Stay

Perfect spot along the Madison. The hosts were very friendly too and keep the grounds in tip top shape! Highly recommend. It can be very windy- just a heads up!

Perfect quite get away

At night the stars are seen through the trees when the moon is not so full,  I had never seen stars so close to the ground. 

  1. 15 Great campsites. 
  2. Clean bathrooms.
  3. fresh drinking water, until sometime the end of Sept when they turn it off.
  4. Great fishing on the North Fork and Kelly Creek, a lot of water to explore.
Social campground from long time campers

Everyone seems to know most people coming & going, very nice to walk and chat with fellow campers. Bring the bug dope! The area is plush and green. There are only three sites that have access from their campground to the river, otherwise you can find a path nearby. Fishing was not so good and my guess was that the water was too warm. Can't be the fisherman/girl!


Great sized and well spaced campsites. Most accommodate rvs. Sites are on the north fork of the Clearwater. Beautiful location with large trees and good fishing.

Amazing best kept secret

Ummm…where do I start. We stayed here June 2019 with a creek rushing nearby that made for amazing sleep. Quiet during the weekend, we stopped by here one night for camping. I would recommend picking up groceries or wood in Lolo, MT if needed because not much on hwy 12 on the way there. The camp host kept the area clean and was available if needed. Definitely recommend this campsite if driving in.

Family Fun

My family has been camping here for years. There is plenty of room to explore and have a good time. It is also just a few miles away from Fenn pond for the more leisure fisherman.

Clean, and peaceful campsites next to the river.

Outhouse and campsites are very clean, with plenty of space between site's. Peaceful, relaxing place to visit. To cold to swim in June.

Great river access

This campground directly borders the river with many sites sitting just feet from it. There are some pools built from river rock that allow for the water to warm to a comfortable temperature before the rest of the river does, making swimming much more feasible. The river is wide here, with a relatively slower current. If you're here to float the river, this is a perfect pull out/put in spot.

Nice campground on Dworshak Reservoir

Dent Acres has a lot of campsites maintained by the US Army Corps of Engineers. There is lake access, a nice pavilion for large picnics. There is day use boat trailer parking and an upper lot of those camping overnight. A nice fish cleaning station, bathrooms, and abundant wildlife viewing. There is a nice group campsite just down the road that is part of this campground.

Little North Fork offers great fishing

Not many places to camp, but great fishing for cutthroats and rainbows. Takes a while to drive in, but well worth it once you are there!

Great place for a group

A lot of opportunity for camping; single sites, group, even trailer or RV sites, but no hookups. Nice place for a family that may have different likes. Fishing and hiking and wildlife viewing. Hunting access in the fall.

I love this place

This campsite offers access to great fishing, hiking, camping, hunting, and wildlife viewing.

My favorite place to camp and fish in Idaho

I love camping along the North Fork Clearwater River! Great fishing and many sites to choose from along the river. I have camped a several sites here and will continue to come back time and time again. Great wildlife viewing, access for fishing and hunting. I love driving up to the top of the Isabella Creek road for viewing Mountain Goats! Bring a really good pair of binoculars or a spotting scope though, they are on the other side of the canyon, but well worth the wait. Best viewing times are at sunrise and sunset. Remember that Bull Trout are listed on the Endangered Species List as threatened, so they are catch and release ONLY! Cutthroats are great. Cool to see the Kokanee spawn in the fall.

Small but pretty

I only camped here one night. The tent sites are well cared for. Pit toilets are clean. It is quiet and pretty, but kind of a small area.

A little bit of everything!

Freeman Creek at Dworshak State park has great opportunity for all levels of camping. Tent sites, RV/Trailer sites, or a few small primitive cabins (no bathrooms or kitchens in the cabins). There is also access to the reservoir for boating, fishing or to mini-camp sites all along the reservoir. Kokanee fishing is great from March to about late July. The spawn begins in August, so the fish move up the reservoir as the season progresses. Smallmouth bass fishing is great! The Idaho state Smallmouth record was caught in this lake. Day use parking is available for a small fee. For Idaho residents with the State Parks pass reduces the fee. A lot of wildlife viewing too! If you are lucky you may see a black bear feeding on blackberries, deer are numerous, elk frequent the lake, and one of my favorites is to watch Osprey dive in the lake for fish.

I have been at this park in every month of the calendar, but only camped from April thru October.

Great location

Moose Creek Reservoir is a great place for a little peace and quiet. Nice bass fishing for a smaller reservoir. Campsites are well cared for. Beautiful location and a lot of scenery.

Riverside Campsites

Great campground right next to the Lochsa River. Some of the campsites are literally spitting distance to the water. It is close to the road, but traffic is light at night, so there's not much noise. Bathrooms were clean, roads are well maintained, and sites had a picnic table and fire pit. Really enjoyed our stay here as a basecamp to the hot springs in the area.

Public land site off Hwy 75

Gold creek camping site has one fire ring and is surrounded by a burm of land and forest, no easy access to creek.

Small camp grounds

Has good trout fishing. Newer boat launch for small type boats only.

Fantastic and family friendly.

We book a group camp site every year and have a camping reunion!

The kids love it and the grown up worry less at such a family appropriate park

Cool old cabin

This is an old guard station and is staffed part of the year with volunteers. Camping is available nearby as well

First to Review
Cool area not far from orofino creek

Generally busy. If you find it empty it a cool spot to camp good shady areas in large timbered area

nice little camp

great place to camp if your looking to boat on the Clearwater river. has tent and RV sites and a nice beach to relax on or let the kids take a swim also has a boat launch

great camp along the rive

great place to visit to avoid big crowds at least when I was there it wasn't busy very scenic

no fee camp is beautiful

has a lodge within a mile of camp and this camp is very cool need to visit again