RV Parks Around Harvard, ID

RV Parks Around Harvard, ID
When you are planning a long weekend or vacation in or around the Harvard, Idaho, area, the variety of locations and activities for RV enthusiasts to choose from is extensive. From primitive sites deep in the wilderness of St. Joe's National Forest, to modern RV accommodations, you'll find it within a short drive of Harvard. Fishing, hiking and kayaking await.

Pines RV Park

Nestled on the banks of the Palouse River in the Idaho wilderness about 10 miles outside Harvard, you'll find the Pines RV Park. Each site has water and electrical hookups. Other amenities include showers, a swimming pool and banquet facilities. The nearby Potlatch River offers a 15-mile stretch of Class II-V whitewater rapids for experienced paddlers. For the less daring, the Appaloosa Museum in nearby Moscow, Idaho, offers family-friendly tours on the history of the Appaloosa horse, with interactive exhibits for children. The annual Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival in Moscow is the largest educational jazz festival in the world.

The Pines RV Park
4510 Highway 6
Harvard, ID 83834
(208) 875-0831

St. Joe National Forest campgrounds

There are six campgrounds in St. Joe's National Forest maintained by the U.S. Forest Service. The primitive sites lack water or electricity but offer the serenity of a wilderness-style RV park and nearby activities. While none of the campgrounds within St. Joe's offers an RV waste-disposal site, service stations within reasonable distance of the park offer these services.

Telichpah Campground

Nestled alongside the St. Joe's River, the 18-site Telichpah Campground offers trout and steel-head fishing and recreational boat access near the campground. The park offers hikers and mountain bikers access to the Hiawatha Rail Trail (Pearson Trailhead). The trail is 13 miles long and passes through nine tunnels and over 13 high steel trestles. There are no water or electrical hookups within the campground. There is no septic drain, but a nearby service station outside the forest offers this service for a reasonable charge.

Turner Flat Campground

Turner Flat Campground offers portable corrals to accommodate equestrian campers. The primitive 11-site campground offers plenty of outdoor activities. Hikers and equestrians alike will enjoy the nearby Nelson Peak Trail. A stay at Turner Flat is incomplete without first kayaking through the Skookum Canyon during the summer months. As with all of the RV parks within the national forest, Turner Flat offers no electrical, water or RV waste-disposal sites.

Shadowy Saint Joe's Campground

Located alongside a stretch of the St. Joe river, Shadowy Saint Joe's campground appeals to fishermen, canoers and kayak enthusiasts. Kayaking is available on the nearby whitewater of the Coeur d'Alene River, or you can explore the nearby trails through the Clearwater Mountains. None of the 11 sites offers water, electrical or RV waste disposal, so plan accordingly.

Fly Flat Campground

Fly Flat Campground offers serenity and privacy with close proximity to the Red Ives Work Center, a visitor center and historical site. Alpine skiing can be found at nearby Lookout Pass during the winter months. The campground's 18 sites offer no water, electrical or RV waste-disposal sites.

St. Joe's Ranger District
222 S. Seventh
St. Maries, ID 83861
(208) 245-2531

The Canoe Camp RV Park

Located in Orofino, Idaho, about 30 miles southeast of Harvard on Highway 12 off the Lewis and Clark Trail, the Canoe Camp RV Park offers modern amenities that most parks do not, such as an espresso stand, a hair salon and book exchange. In addition to water and electrical hookups, each of the 28 sites offers complimentary cable television. Other modern amenities include restrooms, showers and laundry facilities. Canoe Camp welcomes pets, as long as they remain leashed.

Situated along the Clearwater River, nature lovers will enjoy the nearby hiking and interpretive trails. Fisherman will enjoy the world-class fishing as well. Canoe Camp remains open year-round. Visitors can check out the nearby Clearwater River Steelhead Hatchery and Dworshak Dam, popular tourist destinations.

Canoe Camp RV
14224 Highway 12
Orofino, ID 83544
(208) 476-7530

Article Written By Marie Scribe

Marie Scribe has been writing for more than 10 years. Her specialties include copywriting, advertising and editing. She has a journalism degree and extensive experience with business and technical writing. She has been published on Trails.com and eHow.

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