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Top RV Camping near Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests

Looking for the best RV campgrounds near Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests? Finding a place to camp in Idaho with your RV is easier than ever. These scenic and easy-to-reach Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests campsites are perfect for RV campers.

Best RV Camping Sites Near Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests, ID (52)

    Camper-submitted photo from Wilderness Gateway
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    1.

    Wilderness Gateway

    6 Reviews
    20 Photos
    57 Saves
    Weippe, Idaho

    Overview

    Wilderness Gateway Campground provides direct access to the Wild and Scenic Lochsa River. Visitors enjoy a variety of recreational opportunities, including world famous whitewater rafting. Hiking and horseback riding trails abound in the nearby Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness area, which is the 3rd-largest in the lower 48 United States. This large and unique campground offers respite for a variety of campers, including those with horses, horse trailers and RVs.

    Recreation

    The Lochsa River is world famous for its exciting whitewater rafting opportunities. Visitors do not need a permit to float the Lochsa, but technical expertise is a must. The river is also a destination fly fishing experience for cutthroat and rainbow trout, chinook salmon and steelhead. There are a number of river access points near the campground, along Highway 12. Highway 12, also known as the Lewis and Clark Highway, winds along the narrow river canyon through evergreen trees and large rock outcroppings. Visitors to the area enjoy the scenic drive and historic sites along the way. Elk, deer, moose, bear, cougar and mountain goats make the steep canyon country their home, as well as other wildlife. A variety of birds are also active in the area. Boulder Creek cascades down into the campground on its descent from the neighboring 1.5-million acre Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness area. Several trails head into the wilderness from the campground, including the 15-mile Lochsa Peak Trail and the 27-mile Boulder Creek Trail. A 1-mile birding trail loops around the campground and the half-mile Downriver Trail leads to a scenic river overlook. All trails are open to hiking and the wilderness trails are also open to horseback riding. The Lochsa Historical Ranger Station, a living history visitor center, is located one mile southwest of the campground.

    Facilities

    The campground offers dozens of accessible, single-family campsites and a large-group site, available for tent and RV camping. Utility hookups are not available and parking surfaces are paved. The group campsite can accommodate up to 208 people and 52 vehicles. If the group campsite (Loop A) is reserved, a combination code will be provided in your confirmation email to gain access to the site. Loop D hosts equestrian sites, which provide access to hitching rails, a watering and feeding station and staging area. Please only reserve Loop D if you have stock you intend to bring with you. From April until June 1 of every year, individuals with boats or campers are allowed to camp in the site. After June 1 - no other campers are allowed. All campsites are equipped with tables and campfire rings with grills. Accessible vault toilets, flush toilets and drinking water are provided throughout the campground. Firewood is not provided, nor is it always available at the campground. Some sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. An adjacent, accessible group shelter is also available and can accommodate up to 200 people. If reserved, a combination code will be provided in the confirmation email. the code is needed to access the utility room which has a converter plug for the use with your personal generator. Access to the utility room is required to run the lights and electrical outlets in the pavilion. The pavilion is equipped with a stone fireplace and multiple tables. The Accessible flush toilets and a parking area are adjacent to the pavilion.

    Natural Features

    The campground is located in heavily wooded forest in north-central Idaho at an elevation of 2,100 feet. It is adjacent to the Lochsa River. Lochsa is a Nez Perce word meaning "rough water." The 70-mile river and its tributaries have no dams and flow is unregulated from its headwaters near the Powell Ranger Station in the Bitterroots, to Lowell, where it joins the Selway River to form the Middle Fork of the Clearwater River. The Lochsa is one of the world's best for continuous whitewater.

    Nearby Attractions

    *1 hour from access to the National Historic Lolo Trail Corridor *1 mile from the Lochsa Historical Ranger Station and Visitor Center

    contact_info

    For facility specific information, please call (208) 942-3113.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Equestrian

    $14 - $280 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Deyo Reservoir
    Camper-submitted photo from Deyo Reservoir
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    Deyo Reservoir

    5 Reviews
    33 Photos
    12 Saves
    Weippe, Idaho

    n 1922, the Schmidt Brothers Mill constructed a sawmill and logging operation to take advantage of the wealth of timber in the area. This multi acre site incorporated homes for roughly 20 families, a mill office, a post office, cook shack, bunk house for single men, gas pump house, public well house and other small buildings, besides large lumber drying area. The mill ran continuously on this site for 50 years. For the past 40 years, it has remained as wetland and pasture land until the Mary Lou Deyo Family generously donated this land. The Deyo Dam was finished in 2011, creating the 55 acre reservoir, and the campground was finished in 2013.

    Deyo Campground is closed for the 2022 camping season. It will be open for reservations starting April 1, 2023 for the camping season starting May 1, 2023 !

    Deyo Reservoir and Campground – 803 Schmidt Mill Rd Weippe, ID Family Friendly Fishing: Trout, Bluegill, Largemouth Bass Wheel chair accessible docks. ADA Vault Bathrooms. West Camp Ground includes Water/Electric -$20.00/night East Camp Ground No Hookups- $10.00/night 1 Trailer and 1 tent (for children) per site, additional are $10 per tent/trailer

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    Please call the Deyo Campground at 208-435-4406 M-F 10am – 5pm to mark your date for the Deyo Pavilion.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $10 - $20 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Dent Acres
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    3.

    Dent Acres

    10 Reviews
    58 Photos
    47 Saves
    Ahsahka, Idaho

    Overview

    Located in northern Idaho's beautiful Clearwater Valley, Dent acres Campground on Dworshak Lake is surrounded by forests and abundant wildlife. Dworshak Lake is 54 miles long, hosts kokanee salmon, rainbow trout and small mouth bass fishing. It has excellent boating, water skiing and hunting opportunities.

    Recreation

    Dent Acres is an excellent location for boaters, fishermen, hunters, hikers, wildlife watching, as well as quiet relaxation. There is a boat ramp for access to the reservoir, multiple trails for hiking, and thousands of surrounding acres of public lands for the hunter.

    Facilities

    Dent Acres is an excellent location for boaters, fishermen, hunters, hikers, wildlife watching, as well as quiet relaxation. There is a boat ramp for access to the reservoir, multiple trails for hiking, and thousands of surrounding acres of public lands for the hunter.

    Natural Features

    Dworshak Reservoir is surrounded by steep forested, mountainous country. Numerous small creeks feed the reservoir.

    Nearby Attractions

    -Dent Bridge, which spans Dworshak Reservoir, is approximately one mile east of Dent Acres and is the largest cable suspension bridge in the state of Idaho. -Dworshak Dam and Visitor Center -Dworshak Hatchery -Clearwater National Forest -Clearwater Historical Society and Museum - Weippe Discovery Center -Canoe Camp -Nez Perce (National Park site at Spalding) -Orofino Chamber of Commerce

    contact_info

    For facility specific information, please call (208) 476-1255.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $40 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Knife Edge Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Knife Edge Campground
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    4.

    Knife Edge Campground

    4 Reviews
    7 Photos
    25 Saves
    Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests, Idaho

    Located along the breathtaking Wild and Scenic Lochsa River, about fifteen minutes east of Lowell, ID, families, campers, anglers, kayakers, floaters and boaters may enjoy this five unit, two acre, free-use campground and Lochsa river/boat access site. A changing room and a single vault restroom is also provided. The Campground will accomodate 40-ft. RV's.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Trash
    • Picnic Table
    Camper-submitted photo from Freeman Creek Campground — Dworshak State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Freeman Creek Campground — Dworshak State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Freeman Creek Campground — Dworshak State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Freeman Creek Campground — Dworshak State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Freeman Creek Campground — Dworshak State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Freeman Creek Campground — Dworshak State Park

    5.

    Freeman Creek Campground — Dworshak State Park

    9 Reviews
    13 Photos
    52 Saves
    Ahsahka, Idaho

    Freeman Creek Campground is a camper’s paradise with standard and serviced campsites, camper cabins, tent campsites overlooking the reservoir, reservable boat slips, and small group camps. Some of the recreational activities include archery, a playground, volleyball courts, and horseshoes.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Ohara Bar Campground
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    Ohara Bar Campground

    5 Reviews
    7 Photos
    44 Saves
    Elk City, Idaho

    Overview

    O'Hara Campground sits along the Selway River amid lush vegetation and old cedar trees. This is the largest campground on the Selway, with 32 sites, and makes a great base for exploring all the recreational activities and attractions in the area. *Water is currently unavailable at this campground as it is under maintenence for the 2024 season. Water and dump station can be found at Cedar Flats, 1.5 miles from campground on Selway Road.

    Recreation

    The Selway River is a destination fly fishing experience for cutthroat and rainbow trout and is also well-known for whitewater rafting. Several trailheads for hiking and biking can be accessed from Selway River Road and lead into the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness area.

    Facilities

    The Selway River is a destination fly fishing experience for cutthroat and rainbow trout and is also well-known for whitewater rafting. Several trailheads for hiking and biking can be accessed from Selway River Road and lead into the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness area.

    Natural Features

    In the heart of north central Idaho, rugged peaks, deep canyons, dense forests and remote wilderness comprise the Nez Perce National Forest. Due in large part to dramatic elevational differences, the forest supports a wide variety of vegetation, from cedar groves to desert ecosystems. O'Hara is located in the Selway Wild and Scenic River Corridor, an area known for its rugged natural beauty and wildlife.

    Nearby Attractions

    An 11 mile sightseeing drive from Lowell to Selway Falls offers visitors opportunities to appreciate the pristine beauty of the Selway Wild and Scenic River and picturesque Selway Falls. O'Hara is near the Fenn Ranger Station, which is on the National Register of Historic Places.

    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Trash
    • Drinking Water
    • Toilets

    $14 - $34 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Kelly Forks Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Kelly Forks Campground
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    Camper-submitted photo from Kelly Forks Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Kelly Forks Campground
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    7.

    Kelly Forks Campground

    3 Reviews
    13 Photos
    28 Saves
    Superior, Montana

    Overview

    Kelly Forks cabin is located in a small clearing within an active forest service work center. It was originally built at the confluence of Moose and Kelly Creeks during the mid-1930___s to be used as a stopover between the upper North Fork and the Bungalow Ranger stations. It was then dismantled, floated down Kelly Creek, and reassembled at its current location during the mid-1900s. Fully remodeled around 2002 with modern comforts, the cabin maintains a high demand throughout the rental season. Although accessible by car, the gravel roads on the district can be quite rough and partially blocked with debris. Visitors are strongly advised to consult a map as well as the forest website prior to reserving or traveling to the cabin.__ There is a maximum consecutive stay of 6 nights per user and a maximum total stay of 6 nights per year per user. Users may only hold two reservations for this cabin at any one time. Failure to abide by these rules may result in cancelled reservations without refund of reservation or cancellation fees.

    Recreation

    There are several fishing ___holes___ and hiking trails located within easy walking distance of the cabin with many more a short drive in any direction. The North Fork Ranger District prides itself on the diversity of world class recreational opportunities ranging from bird/wildlife watching, big game hunting, whitewater rafting, leisurely floats, secluded backpacking/equestrian trails into the high mountain backcountry, to motorized OHV trail systems providing unique experiences that draw visitors from around the world and all walks of life. Be sure to check the regulations and rules to educate yourself before you recreate by visiting https://idfg.idaho.gov/ and https://www.fs.usda.gov/news/nezperceclearwater/news-events for up to date information.

    Facilities

    There are several fishing ___holes___ and hiking trails located within easy walking distance of the cabin with many more a short drive in any direction. The North Fork Ranger District prides itself on the diversity of world class recreational opportunities ranging from bird/wildlife watching, big game hunting, whitewater rafting, leisurely floats, secluded backpacking/equestrian trails into the high mountain backcountry, to motorized OHV trail systems providing unique experiences that draw visitors from around the world and all walks of life. Be sure to check the regulations and rules to educate yourself before you recreate by visiting https://idfg.idaho.gov/ and https://www.fs.usda.gov/news/nezperceclearwater/news-events for up to date information.

    Natural Features

    The cabin is situated in a small semi secluded clearing surrounded by evergreens, cottonwood, and alder mixed with huckleberries at the confluence of Kelly Creek and the North Fork of the Clearwater River. The area is known worldwide as a blue-ribbon fishery for West Slope Cutthroat Trout, and the beautiful crystal-clear waters are just a stone's throw from the cabin. A wide variety of wildlife including elk, white-tailed and mule deer, black bear, wolf, cougar, bobcat, mountain goat, moose, eagle, otter, marten, fisher, osprey, raven, king fisher, dippers and many more call the steep, densely vegetated river valleys home. Seasonal changes can be particularly enjoyable from the swift moving whitewater in the spring to the extraordinary fall colors pursued by the crisp white snow line.

    contact_info

    For facility specific information, please call (208) 476-4541.

    • Electric Hookups
    • RVs
    • Group
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Drinking Water
    • Toilets

    $65 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Weitas Creek Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Weitas Creek Campground
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    8.

    Weitas Creek Campground

    2 Reviews
    7 Photos
    6 Saves
    Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests, Idaho

    Weitas Campground is a very popular, no fee campground that’s located about 35 miles northeast of Pierce, just off Forest Service road [FSR] 250. Much of the campground’s appeal comes from its location along the shady banks of Weitas Creek, just south of the North Fork of the Clearwater River (you cross a bridge to reach the campground.) There are only six campsites, so Weitas Campground tends to fill quickly during the height of the summer recreation season. Trail #20 runs south, and then east, out of the campground, providing miles of first-class bank fishing opportunities. The trail eventually junctions with FSR 500, the Lolo Motorway.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Equestrian
    • Picnic Table
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      Boulder Flat - Lochsa River

      1 Review
      2 Saves
      Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests, Idaho

      Currently the forest is open to dispersed camping in most areas. Limited motorized access for dispersed camping or parking may be allowed from the centerline of designated roads (300 feet) and designated trails (100 feet).

      Camping in dispersed sites is limited to a total of 18 days use. Camps must be moved to a minimum of 5 miles from the original site to qualify for a new 18-day limit; camps cannot be returned to the original sites within 45 days [36 CFR 261.58(a)].

      A few rules may be posted in campgrounds or at popular dispersed sites. The rules are meant to protect the site and the environment and to help you enjoy your camping trip.

      • Pets
      • Fires
      • RVs
      • Tents
      • Group
      • Equestrian
      Camper-submitted photo from Kamiah/Clearwater River KOA
      Camper-submitted photo from Kamiah/Clearwater River KOA
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      10.

      Kamiah/Clearwater River KOA

      4 Reviews
      5 Photos
      4 Saves
      Kooskia, Idaho

      Let the beauty of Idaho surround you in the Kamiah Valley. Set along the Northwest Passage Scenic Byway, this campground is directly across from the Clearwater River and the Heart of the Monster. You'll find plenty of recreation in the Kamiah Valley, from tubing down the Clearwater River to exploring the area's renowned fishing spots. The Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery expedition traveled through this region - the homeland of the Nez Perce - and it's still a delight to explore. The scenic byway is a favorite of motorcyclists and driving enthusiasts. Centrally located, this KOA is a short drive to some of Idaho's best OHV trails, hot springs and skiing locales. Pool: Memorial Weekend - Labor Day Weekend. Max pull thru: 100 feet.

      • Pets
      • Fires
      • Electric Hookups
      • Phone Service
      • Reservable
      • ADA Access

      $40 - $60 / night

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