RV Parks Near Priest Lake in Idaho

RV Parks Near Priest Lake in Idaho
Priest Lake is located in one of the five areas that make up the Idaho Panhandle National Forests. Some of the RV parks serving the small communities of the region offer accommodations that straddle the gap between the conveniences of town and access to trails. Others provide a range of water recreation possibilities or sit in the heart of national park land.

The Inn at Priest Lake RV Park

The Inn at Priest Lake sits at the southern end of Priest Lake. The park is open during all seasons. The sites can accommodate larger RVs. Full hookups are provided and pull-through sites on paved surfaces are offered. A swimming pool and wireless Internet are available at the adjacent inn. The park is a good starting point for biking in the region. The national parks in the Priest Lake area have challenging mountain biking courses, with 13 area trails from which to choose. Other trails crisscross the area, and a guide with difficulty ratings is available at the Mountain Bike Priest Lake website.

The Inn at Priest Lake RV Park
5310 Dickensheet Road
Coolin, ID 83821
(208) 443-2447

Luby Bay Campground

Luby Bay Campground sites are set along the western shore of Priest Lake, in the Kaniksu National Forest. The campground is split into two halves: Upper Luby has paved roads and gravel site spurs, while Lower Luby has both paved roads and spurs available. The sites vary in size, up to 65 feet in length. Flush toilets, potable water, a dump station and partial hookups are available. The area includes activities such as beach swimming and hiking along the lake, or campers can head deeper into Kaniksu National Forest. The Priest Lake area offers six backpacking trails and a large number of day hiking trails through dense forest and valley areas. Hikers may experience thousands of feet in elevation changes on more difficult trails.

Luby Bay Campground
Priest Lake Area/Idaho Panhandle National Forests
West Lakeshore Road
Priest River, ID 83856
(877) 444-6777

Old American Kampground

Old American Kampground is located 31 miles south of Priest Lake on the Washington/Idaho border. The facility sits along the Pend Oreille River and is open all year. The 100 sites offer 50-amp electric service and immediate access to recreation on the water. Relax in the hot tub or swim in the river. A river beach is available and the park has a marina for boaters. Hiking and bike trails are available nearby and in the Kaniksu National Forest and Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge.

Old American Kampground
701 N. Newport Ave.
Newport, WA 99156
(509) 447-3663

Article Written By Alice Moon

Alice Moon is a freelance writer with more than 10 years of experience. She was chosen as a Smithsonian Institute intern, working for the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., and has traveled throughout Asia. Moon holds a Bachelor of Science in political science from Ball State University.

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