We have stayed at many COE parks, but never have we run across one that is free. It is all disbursed camping. The sites are spaced far apart. They circle a large open field PERFECT for star gazing. We watched The Perseid Meteor shower. Spectacular! We were fortunate to snag a spot next to the river. During the day it was hot, but cooled off nicely when the sun dropped behind the mountains. Libby is not too far away. A cute little town with much to offer. We enjoyed Riverfest. A great grocery with lots of good ready made foods at the deli. We drove the entire scenic hwy/rd around the lake....up east side to Eureka/Canadian border and back down the west side. It is a full day, but worth it. The views are amazing if there is no smoke from the summer wildfires. No AT&T service. There is a free dump station in town.