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It’s not really a fancy place but it’s all the little things that make it great. The bathrooms are kept fantastic, the owners are really friendly and don’t treat you as a bother. They have paddle boats, kayaks, paddle boards and a floating trampoline. The little lake is full of catfish and turtles that you can feed. Their prices are very reasonable and the campsites are designed pretty well. My boys are ready to return and so am I. It’s just one of those peaceful places that I don’t think very many know about.
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.
Just a pit toilet and small campsites punctuate this FF jewel. In late July 2020 I arrived about noon and quickly rinsed off in the surprisingly clear bottom of the falls. About 5pm a large group of locals converged at the pool and proceeded to have a party. When they departed, they didn’t leave a scrap of litter. Nonetheless, it was an experience I’ll never forget because of the horizontal rock falls. No water, no trash, pit toilet
Really nice spot, but 15 ish miles down a rough gravel road. The campground itself is very primitive, and the loop would be hard to drive for anything longer than a car. It was tight for my suburban. Definitely worth it if you have a smaller rig and want to get away.
Bonner County Fairgrounds, Sandpoint, ID
Nice little campground on the side of the fairgrounds. There’s a block showerhouse , that I did not go into and a nice picnic pavilion in the middle of the campground. Basic sites, sorta seems like an afterthought or good use of space. Grass and a few trees, but otherwise wide open. Close to Sandpoint , ID which has some awesome shopping and hiking trails, plus water sports.
This campground sits on the Bull River as it enters the Cabinet Gorge Reservoir. We were there in mid-September 2019. The fresh water spigot was still on and no one else camped there. We were in site #17 with a water view near the loop turn around. It is, iirc, a short loop so a truck/trailer may not make it. The campground also has at least one vault toilet and is standard issue USFS. It also provided bear proof garbage and aluminum can recycling. We could hear the truck traffic on 200 and also the trains on the Montana Rail Line train tracks nearby so Bad Medicine up highway 56 on Bull Lake may be a better choice.
We stayed here mid-September, 2020. It is close to the Ross Cedars just up the narrow road. This is a wooded campground where not much light gets in. But, it feels woodsy, no claustrophobic. We were worried about grizzlies but the camp hostess said there weren’t any there. This is a USFS campground so your Senior Pass cuts the $16 camping fee in half. I would imagine Bull Lake to be beautiful but the smoke from fires obscured it in a haze.
There were vault toilets and water spigots. I have found that USFS campgrounds in this area of NW Montana to have some of the best tasting water. It is quiet being far enough off a little traveled highway.