Best Camping near Heron, MT

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Best Camping Sites Near Heron, MT (181)

    Camper-submitted photo from Sam Owen Camnpground
    Camper-submitted photo from Sam Owen Camnpground
    Camper-submitted photo from Sam Owen Camnpground
    Camper-submitted photo from Sam Owen Camnpground
    Camper-submitted photo from Sam Owen Camnpground
    Camper-submitted photo from Sam Owen Camnpground

    1.

    Sam Owen Camnpground

    14 Reviews
    33 Photos
    126 Saves
    Hope, Idaho

    Overview

    Sam Owen Campground is nestled on the banks of Lake Pend Oreille in a densely wooded forest of pine and cedar. Popular activities include hiking, canoeing, swimming and boating in summer, and skiing in winter.

    Recreation

    A beach draws crowds of sunbathers and swimmers. Visitors also like to hike the half-mile, accessible Sam Owen Trail #4. The trail reaches a beautiful vista of Owens Bay, where hikers can rest on benches and take in the astonishing view.Anglers take pleasure in catching kamloops, Dolly Varden, northern pike, trout and catfish. A boat ramp and dock are located on-site.

    Facilities

    A beach draws crowds of sunbathers and swimmers. Visitors also like to hike the half-mile, accessible Sam Owen Trail #4. The trail reaches a beautiful vista of Owens Bay, where hikers can rest on benches and take in the astonishing view.Anglers take pleasure in catching kamloops, Dolly Varden, northern pike, trout and catfish. A boat ramp and dock are located on-site.

    Natural Features

    Sam Owen Campground is situated on a peninsula on the east side of Lake Pend Oreille in the Idaho Panhandle National Forest, at an elevation of 2,000 feet. The lake spans 82,088 acres and has 125 miles of shoreline. The well-loved campground shares a peninsula with the Sam Owen Game Preserve, which provides plenty of opportunities to see wildlife up close. Deer are very easy to spot, and watching for unique birds is a rewarding activity.

    Nearby Attractions

    The Pend Oreille Scenic Byway is well worth exploring.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $94 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Bad Medicine Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Bad Medicine Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Bad Medicine Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Bad Medicine Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Bad Medicine Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Bad Medicine Campground

    2.

    Bad Medicine Campground

    9 Reviews
    25 Photos
    70 Saves
    Heron, Montana

    The Bad Medicine Campground is located 25 miles south of Troy on Hwy 56, at the south end of Bull Lake.The campground has 18 sites including one host site, with tables and fire rings, most offering an average length of 32'. Campground roads and campsite parking spurs are paved. Amenities include__potable water, vault toilets and a fully developed boat ramp with dock. There are 6 picnic sites with tables and fire rings near the boat ramp for day use only.__A security gate is closed at 10:00 pm and opened at 07:00 am daily be the camphost.

    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Trash
    • Firewood Available
    Camper-submitted photo from Green Bay Campground - TEMPORARILY CLOSED 2024
    Camper-submitted photo from Green Bay Campground - TEMPORARILY CLOSED 2024
    Camper-submitted photo from Green Bay Campground - TEMPORARILY CLOSED 2024
    Camper-submitted photo from Green Bay Campground - TEMPORARILY CLOSED 2024
    Camper-submitted photo from Green Bay Campground - TEMPORARILY CLOSED 2024
    Camper-submitted photo from Green Bay Campground - TEMPORARILY CLOSED 2024

    3.

    Green Bay Campground - TEMPORARILY CLOSED 2024

    12 Reviews
    28 Photos
    421 Saves
    Kaniksu National Forest, Idaho

    CLOSED FOR 2024

    Green Bay Campground features 11 designated sites with picnic tables and fire rings, vault toilets, and a swimming beach.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Picnic Table
    • Toilets
    Camper-submitted photo from Camp Coeur d'Alene
    Camper-submitted photo from Camp Coeur d'Alene
    Camper-submitted photo from Camp Coeur d'Alene
    Camper-submitted photo from Camp Coeur d'Alene
    Camper-submitted photo from Camp Coeur d'Alene
    Camper-submitted photo from Camp Coeur d'Alene

    4.

    Camp Coeur d'Alene

    40 Reviews
    85 Photos
    237 Saves
    Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

    Camp Coeur d’Alene is a destination campground with water access to Lake Coeur d’Alene. Wild and remote, yet only 15 minutes from the heart of Downtown Coeur d’Alene. Resident wildlife sets the scene with the lake and mountain for a backdrop. We have cabins, RV spaces, or tent spaces for your stay.

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

    $39 - $83 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Gilmore Campground — Farragut State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Gilmore Campground — Farragut State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Gilmore Campground — Farragut State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Gilmore Campground — Farragut State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Gilmore Campground — Farragut State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Gilmore Campground — Farragut State Park

    5.

    Gilmore Campground — Farragut State Park

    15 Reviews
    32 Photos
    86 Saves
    Bayview, Idaho

    Welcome to Gilmore Campground in Farragut State Park, near Athol, Idaho. This place is a real treat for anyone looking to enjoy the great outdoors. Open year-round, Gilmore offers a mix of tent, RV, glamping, and yurt accommodations, making it a versatile spot for all kinds of campers.

    One of the standout features here is the full hook-ups available at the sites, which is a big plus for RV folks. The campground is known for its cleanliness and well-spaced sites, giving you plenty of room to stretch out and relax. Paved roads and level camp spots make it easy to navigate and set up camp.

    If you're into outdoor activities, you're in luck. The park boasts a large lake perfect for swimming, boating, and paddleboarding. There are also numerous trails for hiking and mountain biking, so you can easily fill your days with adventure. Just a heads-up, if you plan to swim at one of the bays, get there early during peak summer months as the parking lot fills up quickly.

    Families will appreciate the secure environment, complete with a checkpoint at the entrance. The restrooms and shower facilities are well-maintained, and there's even a sanitary dump station for added convenience. Pets are welcome too, so feel free to bring your furry friends along.

    For those interested in a bit of history, the park has a small museum and a model plane field. And if you need to stock up on supplies, Bayview is just a short drive away with grocery stores and other amenities.

    Overall, Gilmore Campground offers a fantastic mix of natural beauty, recreational activities, and practical amenities, making it a great spot for a memorable camping trip.

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

    $31 - $33 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Whitetail Campground — Farragut State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Whitetail Campground — Farragut State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Whitetail Campground — Farragut State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Whitetail Campground — Farragut State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Whitetail Campground — Farragut State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Whitetail Campground — Farragut State Park

    6.

    Whitetail Campground — Farragut State Park

    14 Reviews
    73 Photos
    12 Saves
    Bayview, Idaho

    Welcome to Whitetail Campground in Farragut State Park, nestled near Athol, Idaho. This place is a gem for anyone looking to escape into nature while still enjoying some modern comforts. The campground is big-rig friendly and offers amenities like drinking water, showers, and toilets. You can also bring your pets along, and yes, alcohol is allowed.

    One of the standout features here is the proximity to Lake Pend Oreille, which is perfect for swimming, boating, and fishing. The lake's stunning views are a real treat. If you're into hiking or biking, the trails around here are top-notch. There's even a Tree to Tree adventure course and a junior ranger program for the kids.

    The campsites are well-maintained and come with picnic tables and fire rings. Some visitors have mentioned that the sites are spacious and offer good privacy, making it a great spot for both tents and RVs. The camp hosts do a fantastic job of keeping the place clean and welcoming.

    For those interested in history, the park features the Brig Museum, which is worth a visit. And if you're into winter activities, the campground is open year-round, offering plenty to do even when the snow falls.

    So, whether you're here for the lake, the trails, or just to relax by the campfire, Whitetail Campground has something for everyone. Enjoy your stay!

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • Tents
    Camper-submitted photo from Bull River Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Bull River Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Bull River Campground

    7.

    Bull River Campground

    5 Reviews
    3 Photos
    36 Saves
    Noxon, Montana
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Riley Creek Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Riley Creek Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Riley Creek Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Riley Creek Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Riley Creek Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Riley Creek Campground

    8.

    Riley Creek Campground

    19 Reviews
    84 Photos
    173 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

    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.

    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

    Camper-submitted photo from Round Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Round Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Round Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Round Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Round Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Round Lake State Park Campground

    9.

    Round Lake State Park Campground

    13 Reviews
    44 Photos
    117 Saves
    Cocolalla, Idaho

    Welcome to Round Lake State Park Campground, nestled near Sagle, Idaho. This spot is a favorite among locals and visitors alike, offering year-round camping with a variety of amenities to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable.

    The campground is known for its beautiful and clean environment, with friendly staff ready to assist you. It's a pet-friendly area, so feel free to bring your furry friends along. The campground features electric hookups, showers, and toilets, ensuring you have the essentials covered. There's also a market on-site for any last-minute supplies you might need.

    One of the highlights here is the lake itself. Perfect for kayaking, swimming, and fishing, the lake provides a serene backdrop for your outdoor adventures. The fishing is particularly praised, with some visitors noting the abundance of fish in the nearby ponds and beaver dams. If hiking is more your speed, you'll find plenty of trails to explore, offering scenic views and peaceful walks through the woods.

    The campsites are spacious and shaded, making them ideal for both tents and RVs. However, be prepared for some dirt and limited grassy areas, which can make keeping your RV clean a bit of a challenge. Despite this, the overall cleanliness and maintenance of the park receive high marks from campers.

    For those looking to unwind, spending a hot afternoon floating on the lake or taking a morning walk with a cup of coffee in hand is highly recommended. The park's facilities, including clean bathrooms and showers, add to the convenience and comfort of your stay.

    Whether you're here for a quick getaway or an extended stay, Round Lake State Park Campground offers a relaxing and enjoyable outdoor experience.

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

    $12 - $29 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Big Eddy Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Big Eddy Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Big Eddy Campground

    10.

    Big Eddy Campground

    4 Reviews
    3 Photos
    22 Saves
    Heron, Montana

    The Big Eddy Campground is located approximately 6 miles of east of the Idaho border in Montana on Hwy 200. The campground has__5 sites with table and fire rings and will accomodate a 30' RV. Amenities include vault toilets and a fully developed boat ramp with a dock. There is__ two__day use sites, one__with a covered shelter,__two picnic__tables and fire__grills, near the boat ramp.

    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Toilets
    • Alcohol
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Frequently Asked Questions

What camping is available near Heron, MT?

According to TheDyrt.com, Heron, MT offers a wide range of camping options, with 181 campgrounds and RV parks near Heron, MT and 14 free dispersed camping spots.

Which is the most popular campground near Heron, MT?

According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular campground near Heron, MT is Sam Owen Camnpground with a 4.2-star rating from 14 reviews.

Where can I find free dispersed camping near Heron, MT?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 14 free dispersed camping spots near Heron, MT.

What parks are near Heron, MT?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 10 parks near Heron, MT that allow camping, notably Kaniksu National Forest and Idaho Panhandle National Forests.