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Places to Camp near Nordman, ID

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Whether you're an RVer or tent camper, Nordman, ID is a great place to post up for the weekend—or longer. Camping, hiking, biking: however you want to spend your days near Nordman, you'll find great campgrounds with The Dyrt. Find the best campgrounds near Nordman, ID. Read helpful reviews and tips to find the perfect camping option for you and your crew.

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  1. Camper-submitted photo from Lionhead Campground — Priest Lake State Park

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    Lionhead Campground — Priest Lake State Park

    9 Reviews
    40 Photos
    34 Saves
    Nordman, Idaho

    Priest Lake camping features 151 campsites, and 5 cabins. Priest Lake State Park lies just 30 miles from the Canadian Border, nestled deep below the crest of the Selkirk Mountains. Surrounded by the natural beauty of Northern Idaho and mile-high mountains, Priest Lake State Park sits along the eastern shores of Priest Lake, a 19-mile long, over 300 foot deep lake. Amenities include showers, flush toilets, dump stations, full service park store with gasoline. Activities include hiking mountain biking, cycling, fishing, boating, swimming, horseshoeing, water sports, volleyball, disc gold

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
  2. Camper-submitted photo from Luby Bay Campground

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    Luby Bay Campground

    6 Reviews
    26 Photos
    107 Saves
    Coolin, Idaho

    Overview

    Luby Bay Campground is located near both Lamb Creek and Priest Lake. The campground is densely wooded with nicely secluded sites, and is within easy access to many great views of the Selkirk Mountains.

    Recreation

    Visitors enjoy kayaking, canoeing and power boating up the 3.5-mile thoroughfare that leads to the Upper Priest Lake Scenic Area. The upper lake cannot be accessed by car. Fishing, swimming, birding and wildlife viewing are popular activities as well. The Beach Trail #48 can be accessed from the campground. The 8-mile scenic excursion loops around the southern part of Priest Lake.

    Facilities

    Luby Bay has an upper and lower section. Upper Luby Campground has paved roads and gravel parking spurs. Lower Luby has paved parking spurs and the option of waterfront sites. Campground amenities include water hydrants, flush toilets and a dual-bay RV dump station (an additional fee is required for the dump station). Lower Luby has a large day use area perfect for picnics and group functions. If you park to use day use area there is a parking fee of $8.00. If you walk from your campsite there is no fee to use the day use.An amphiteather is located in the recreation area and regularly hosts interpretive programs.

    Natural Features

    The campground sits at an elevation of 2,500 feet on the western shores of Priest Lake. Campsites are shaded by hemlock and cedar. Priest Lake consists of the main lake where most water recreation takes place. To the north, the lake connects via a narrow channel with Upper Priest Lake.

    Nearby Attractions

    Off-road vehicle enthusiasts will find authorized trails like the Peewee Trail, Steep Creek Trail and John Wayne Trail. In winter, hundreds of miles of groomed trails beckon nordic skiers and snowmobile riders.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Trash

    $23 - $26 / night

  3. Camper-submitted photo from Riley Creek Campground

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    Riley Creek Campground

    18 Reviews
    83 Photos
    162 Saves
    Cocolalla, Idaho

    Overview

    Riley Creek Recreation Area, situated on the banks of the Pend Oreille River, is the largest recreation area for the Albeni Falls Project, but still offers visitors peace and quiet and plenty of space to enjoy the scenic surroundings.

    Recreation

    Water sports are the most common activity at the lake, and boat ramps are provided at the campground. Visitors enjoy kayaking, canoeing, swimming, fishing, water skiing and jet skiing. Campers are likely to spot wildlife in the area, with bald eagles, osprey, bears and most commonly, deer. A biking and hiking trail is available, giving campers a chance to enjoy the wildlife and greenery. Fishing piers, horseshoe pits, a beach volleyball court, basketball court and more make this campground an ideal place for family trips or groups of friends. A hiking and biking trail is accessible from the campground.

    Facilities

    Riley Creek is the largest campground at Albeni Falls, offering 67 campsites, all with electric and water hookups. Two large reservable picnic shelters are also available. As long as all equipment fits on the site pad, Riley Creek allows for an unlimited amount of tents per site.

    Natural Features

    Albeni Falls Dam was built in 1955 for flood control and power production on the Pend Oreille River. Today, the popular lake has the added benefit of providing visitors with countless year-round recreational activities. Lake Pend Oreille is surrounded by scenic mountains and is one of the largest and deepest natural lakes in the western United States, plunging to depths of more than 1,200 ft. in some areas. Behind the dam, the Pend Oreille River stretches 65 miles through a glacial-carved valley that separates three mountain ranges.

    Nearby Attractions

    The Albeni Falls Visitor Center features exhibits on the history of the dam and the natural features of the area. Tours of the dam are given daily during the summer. The nearby town of Laclede, Idaho offers gas and grocery services.

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

    $70 / night

  4. Camper-submitted photo from South Skookum Lake Campground

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    South Skookum Lake Campground

    8 Reviews
    24 Photos
    70 Saves
    Cusick, Washington

    South Skookum Lake is relatively small and is not suitable for boats exceeding 20 feet or motors greater than 15 horsepower. The boat ramp is small and unimproved. Two docks, one of which is accessible, are located near the launch area and provide fishing opportunities for campers who do not have boats. South Baldy lookout, which is still staffed during the summer months, is visible from the campground and is a popular day trip. Facilities 25 campsites with picnic tables, fire pits, and tent pads Boat launch Drinking water Vault toilet Garbage disposal

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    • Tents
  5. Camper-submitted photo from Browns Lake Campground

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    Browns Lake Campground

    6 Reviews
    26 Photos
    69 Saves
    Cusick, Washington

    Browns Lake is a 88.1 acre, 23' deep, high elevation lake that is in a setting of forested mountains. The lake is known for its fly fishing and camping. There is a primitive boat launch on the south end. While at the lake you can enjoy fishing, camping, canoeing and viewing the cutthroat spawning run in the spring. History: Earl Broten wrote about moving up from Spokane and growing up in the town of Locke in Pend Oreille country in the early 1900’s. His stepfather staked some claims at Brown’s Lake across the Pend Oreille River, where they were looking for ways to get the ore out. That didn’t seem as successful as the fishing opportunities went though. His family would bring back large trout from Brown’s Lake. There is also a historical cabin located within the campground built by the Civilian Conservation Corps.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    • Tents
  6. Camper-submitted photo from Sullivan creek campground#2
  7. Camper-submitted photo from Bartoo Island Boat-in Campground

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    Bartoo Island Boat-in Campground

    3 Reviews
    18 Photos
    21 Saves
    Coolin, Idaho

    Overview

    Surrounded by clear waters of Priest Lake, the 25 sites on Bartoo Island provide the ideal getaway for people looking for a rugged, but highly rewarding, camping experience on the peaceful shores of Priest Lake. There are 24 single sites on the island as well as one group site known as Sunrise Group Site. This group site has been renumbered from site #001 to site #23 for groups of 10-30 individuals. All sites are only reachable by boat.

    Recreation

    Visitors enjoy all types of boating from kayaking to canoeing to power boating up the 3.5-mile thoroughfare, which leads to the Upper Priest Lake Scenic Area. The upper lake cannot be access by car, so water is an excellent navigation option. Fantastic birding and wildlife viewing is available, as well as Huckleberry picking from mid-july to early fall, when the sweet berries can be found in abundance throughout the forests of Northern Idaho. Swimming is a popular summer pastime and with beach access not far from the campground, visitors won't have any problem cooling off during warmer months. Anglers will be excited to know that the waters of Priest Lake are home to record-breaking Mackinaw trout as well as Dolly Varden, Cutthroat and Kokanee.

    Facilities

    Campers are required to bring their own portable toilets to this campground. They can check out toilet buckets at the Kalispell Boat Launch. Bartoo Island can only be access by boat. No drinking water is available and this is a pack it in, pack it out facility. Picnic tables and campfire rings are provided.

    Natural Features

    Priest Lake spans 25,000-acres of incredible beauty, fed primarily by the waters of the Priest River. Named after the historical presence of Jesuit priests who settled in the lake area in the mid 19th century, Priest Lake is today a major tourist attraction, drawing water sports enthusiasts, photographers and birders alike. The group campground is located on the east side of Bartoo Island at an elevation of 2,400 feet. Bartoo, spanning 219 acres, is one of nine islands on Priest Lake. Summers at the lake are typically sunny and warm and wildlife in the area includes bears, deer and moose.

    Nearby Attractions

    Hike the Lakeshore or Beach Trails that traverse along the west shore of Priest Lake. The Beach trail extends between Outlet Bay Campground and the Kalispell Bay Boat Launch. The Lakeshore Trail runs for 8 miles along the northwest shores of Priest Lake. In winter, ice fishing, shoe shoeing and snowmobiling on nearby trails entertain visitors.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Standard (Tent/RV)

    $10 - $15 / night

  8. Camper-submitted photo from Indian Creek Campground — Priest Lake State Park

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    Indian Creek Campground — Priest Lake State Park

    3 Reviews
    9 Photos
    75 Saves
    Nordman, Idaho

    Priest Lake was originally called Roothaan Lake by Father Desmet in 1846 in honor of his Jesuit Superior in Rome. One of the prominent peaks in the Selkirk Range still bears the name Roothaan. In 1865, Captain John Mullan designated this same lake as Kaniksu Lake on one of his maps. It is believed that "Kaniksu" was the Indian name of Black Robe, although this has never been authenticated. The name was gradually changed in the early 1900's from Kaniksu Lake to its present name of Priest Lake, which refers to the early-day Jesuit missionary priests who had established a base camp at Kalispell Bay in the 1840's. The lake is one of three largest and most beautiful lakes in the Idaho Panhandle, and a very popular recreation attraction. The world's largest Makinaw trout was caught here in 1963. Dolly Varden, Cutthroat, and Kokanee are also caught in the lake. It is now illegal to fish for Dolly Varden and they are to be returned to the lake when caught. Upper Priest Lake is part of the Upper Priest Lake Scenic Area. There were five small parcels of private land totaling about 420 acres on Upper Priest Lake. The Forest Service purchased these tracts in 1967 with the assistance of Nature Conservancy. The entire shoreline of Upper Priest Lake is now in either the State of Idaho or Federal ownership, and is administered as a scenic area. Upper Priest River, which flows into Upper Priest Lake, is one of the rivers to be studied for inclusion in the Wild and Scenic Rivers system along with the lower Priest River which was famous in the early days as a log-drive stream. The first recorded drive was in 1901 and the last in 1949. The greatest drive took place in 1931 when 50,000 cedar poles and 125,000,000 board feet or logs were herded down the river by the "river pigs".

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Reservable
    • RVs
    • Tents
  9. Camper-submitted photo from Osprey

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    Osprey

    3 Reviews
    10 Photos
    50 Saves
    Coolin, Idaho

    Overview

    Campers come to Osprey for sunshine and boating at Priest Lake, and for breathtaking views of the rugged Selkirk Mountains. Fishing is also a big draw, with trout just waiting to be caught. While here, watch for moose, grizzly and black bears, wolves, mountain lions and deer. Osprey, as inferred by the campground name, also inhabit the area.

    Recreation

    Boating, canoeing, kayaking and wake boarding are summertime favorites. Boaters like to head north on the lake and traverse a narrow thoroughfare to reach Upper Priest Lake Scenic Area. Anglers often catch Dolly Varden and cutthroat trout and kokanee salmon.

    Facilities

    Campground roads and parking spurs are paved and facilities are accessible. Amenities include flush toilets, fire rings and picnic tables that are naturally shaded by towering trees.

    Natural Features

    Osprey Campground is perched on the lower western shore of Priest Lake near Outlet Bay. The beautiful 25,000-acre lake is fed by springs trickling down from the Selkirks. The clear, blue lake reaches 300 feet in depth.

    Nearby Attractions

    Hike the Chipmunk Rapids Trail that traverses along the Kaniksu Marsh, Priest River and Chipmunk Rapids. In winter, ice fishing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling are popular activities in the surrounding area.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Standard (Tent/RV)

    $26 / night

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    Blue Lake RV Resort

    9 Reviews
    85 Photos
    24 Saves
    Naples, Idaho

    Your favorite North Idaho destination. Conveniently located in the heart of North Idaho, 22 miles north of Sandpoint and 5 miles south of Bonners Ferry. From our lake to nearby trails and waterfalls, outdoor activities abound.

    When you get back from a long day of exploring beautiful North Idaho, unwind on our wine deck and enjoy a huckleberry Mimosa, a glass of wine or a local beer.

    RVs - Cabins - Tents No matter how you like to camp, from big rig to cyclist to family tenting, we've got what you're looking for.

    Fish, swim or kayak in our natural, 3 acre, 100 ft. deep lake. Rent one of our Kayaks, SUPs or Pedal boats. Or book a private, sauna for you and your friends!

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

    $20 - $55 / night


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