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If you enjoy seclusion and remoteness this is a wonderful place. Beautiful scenery with spectacular sunsets overlooking the lake from the camping areas. Not intended for big rigs 20 to 25-ft maximum. And only two spots out of the five will accommodate anything larger than a van. The other three spots are great for tents or van campers.
I been through the area a couple times on quick trips,I always wanted to return and explore the area without knowing much about it and the people were very helpful. Yes they told us how to get to Ross Creek Cedars and Kootenai falls (go early), absolutely stunning! I also found Libby Dam, we sat on the tailgate eating lunch and watched eagles soaring and fishing on the bottom side of the dam. The trail down to the river was great, the boys had a blast riding their bikes on it. The only downside was being right next to the highway but that also made it nice for getting out and exploring too.
At first we were a little taken aback by all the train noises (the puppy wasn’t too excited about it) but they didn’t run too late into the night. Close to town and when we stayed (early October) there were plenty of open RV sites. It almost felt like we had the place to ourselves. The facilities were well maintained and included laundry, bathrooms, and pay showers.
This was my first ever backpacking experience and was a great introduction for me. We did the 3.5-mile trail. It was challenging and encouraging. My dog loved it too, and she's a larger breed! I would recommend this trek for anyone who is wanting to learn and practice backpacking skills. There are a few cleared areas for dispersed camping at the lake and a few other locations along the 3.5-mile trail and the 11-mile trail to Engle Lake. It is mostly uphill along both trails, though, so be mindful of that when considering equipment and weight. It is a gorgeous spot and is close to the Engle Peak summit with 360-degree views of the Cabinet Mountains. When we were here, there were a lot of Elk and Moose foot-traffic. They probably won't bother you. Just be aware of them and store your food properly. There have been grizzly bears spotted here, but not that frequently, apparently. Nonetheless, bring a bear canister and place it 100-300 feet from your tent. Enjoy the preserved and lightly trafficked gem! And as always, leave no trace and follow COVID-19 and social distancing guidelines :)
We were there mid-week in the off-season and pretty much had the place to ourselves. The sites are close together, but that obviously didn't affect us.
Pretty lake. Good cell service even though its tucked away from the main road. The owner was very nice and helpful.
I wish we were staying longer and we would have rented one of their boats and done some fishing.
Restroom is just an outhouse up the hill a bit, but it was clean.
Picnic table and fire ring, but a burn ban was in effect while we were there. Owner provided a 120 VAC adapter plug for us to connect to 220 service.
Nice stay. Would definitely stop over again sometime.
Stayed here for a few days back in June. Since I've been lucky enough to be able to work remotely, I just needed to find a campsite that had cell reception so I could tether my laptop, and this one does (at least on Verizon).
It has a lot more to offer too though, as the lakeside location is pretty great. You can rent paddle boards and head out onto the water. Apparently this is one of the deepest lakes in the country. A local couple that gave us a ride on their boat told us they test submarines in this lake, or at least used to. I love random bits of interesting info like that.
All the standard amenities here, and then some. Restaurant / bar within walking distance.
The only thing that got to be a bit much is how crowded it was. Yes, the campground is large (four different loops in total, if I remember correctly) but still, felt like a zoo sometimes.
Still, if you're looking for easy, don't mind paying and ideally making reservations ahead of time, and can sacrifice some privacy, this will do you very well.
We stayed here for two nights for our first “plugged in” camper experience. Owners were super friendly and helpful! At their recommendation visited both the Kootenai Falls and Ross Creek Cedars, both very fun and memorable experiences for us and our toddler. Camp store packed with fun goodies. Also met some new friends while at camp, excited to meet up with them again someday! Will definitely be back!
This is a nice place to go with the whole fam! It is known for it’s huge friendly deer population!! You will see them everywhere!! Which is fun for out-of-towners! People from the city who don’t get much wildlife action. Also, very amazing views of Lake pend Oreille and the mountains, which surround you. It is down a beautiful peninsula in Hope, Idaho. It has a nice restaurant with a nice outside deck to eat and watch the sunset! People are nice and friendly! Good place to swim! They have burn barrels at the beach by the water that anyone can use to sit and have a nice beachside bonfire! Oh!! And they have firewood you can go and get for free that the staff piles up under a little gazebo thing. .. You can also get a burn barrel and they’ll bring one up to your campsite via golf cart, for free!!! Once a month every few weeks a truck comes around to empty anyone who may wants sewage and water buildup for a fee of $50.00.. They have an excellent shower room, but only two showers for each gender.. So all in all it’s pretty nice!!
We stumbled upon this GEM after having a hard time finding campgrounds that weren’t full. A friend had suggested checking out the cliff jumping at Greenbay, and lo and behold, we found the campsite of our dreams.
There are two parking areas, and you have to hike down a short hike (moderately steep hill) to get to the campsites. Campsites are marked and have picnic tables and fire pits. They are all right on the water and offer the most incredibly serene views of Pend Orielle.
There is a single vault toilet, they ask that you bring a bucket and shovel for solid waste. Bring your own way to dispose of trash, and have a way to lock it up, or animals WILL get into it. I have Verizon and there was no phone service once you get a short ways down slagle rd. Much of the road to the campground is unpacked and bumpy. Would not recommend for a low profile car.
When we arrived on the first Wednesday after Labor Day there were several other cars in the lot, but everyone was spread out. People were friendly in passing but kept to themselves, and it felt like we had the entire lake to ourselves that first night. Despite haze from the wildfires, we still had the most spectacular views we could have imagined. Sunrise over the lake was incredible. We spent the morning soaking up the sun and wading around in the icy, clear water. You can walk all the way out to where you cannot touch and still see the rocks on the bottom. Our only complaint was that there were a lot of yellow jackets- A LOT. But they weren’t too aggressive. Despite being frequently swarmed by them, neither of us got stung while we were there.
We were hoping to stay two nights, and we expected that since the site was a little more primitive, people that came would be respectful of the quiet and space. We were wrong. Midday Thursday, several car loads of families started filtering in. Someone pitched a tent 3 feet from ours (not in a designated site). They parked right on top of us, despite having ample other parking room, making it difficult to get in and out of our vehicle. There must’ve been 15 kids, they rolled all the logs off the beach into the water and literally took over the whole place. They were yelling for hours while we cooked lunch and broke down camp to escape. Good for them enjoying the outdoors, but it felt like they should’ve gone to a KOA. It definitely wrecked the nature experience for us, and we saw several other campers leave, also citing complaints about the noise and disrespect of personal space. In the future, I’d choose a site on one of the far ends versus the middle. We were virtually trampled once it filled up.