RV Parks Near Harvard, ID

RV Parks Near Harvard, ID
Harvard, Idaho, is a small community located in the northwest corner of the state approximately 78 miles south of Couer d'Alene. St. Joe National Forest, where recreationists can find trails for hiking and mountain biking, is just to the northeast of Harvard. Rock climbers have opportunities for routes in the forest as well as bouldering problems. Rafters and fishermen can enjoy their sports along the Palouse and Potlatch Rivers, which run through St. Joe. RV travelers can find several campgrounds and parks in the area.

The Pines RV Park

The Pines RV Park is near the Palouse River, where fly fishing and rafting opportunities are available. The park allows pets but require guests to keep them leashed while in the campground. Showers and toilets are available at the park, as well as cable TV connections. RV sites have hookups including 30- or 50-amp electric, water and sewer. Campers can cook out on the barbecue grills and fire rings at each site. The Palouse River, where Class III and IV rapids can be found, flows near the campground.

The Pines RV Park

4510 Highway 6

Harvard, ID 83834


Canoe Camp RV Park

Canoe Camp RV Park is in Orofino, 30 minutes from Harvard. St. Joe National Forest is a 40-minute drive from the campground. As its name suggests, Canoe Camp RV is set on water--the Clearwater River, where Lewis and Clark once paddled while on their way to the Pacific. Visitors can fish, canoe, kayak, swim or raft the river, in some cases right from the campground, and nests of osprey are frequently sighted. All RV sites have hookups that include water, sewer and 30- or 50-amp electric.

Canoe Camp RV

14224 Highway 12

Orofino, ID 83544



St. Joe National Forest

St. Joe National Forest offers several campgrounds suitable for RV camping. RVs should be self-contained, as the campgrounds are primitive and offer no hookups. There is fresh water available for cooking and drinking, and vault toilets are located at each campground. Pets are allowed in the national forest, but they should be leashed when in campgrounds and on trails. Reservations and inquiries about space availability for the St. Joe campgrounds can be made through the St. Joe Ranger District offices or on the United States Forest Service website.

St. Joe National Forest

222 South 7th

St. Maries, ID 83861



Article Written By Eric Cedric

A former Alaskan of 20 years, Eric Cedric now resides in California. He's published in "Outside" and "Backpacker" and has written a book on life in small-town Alaska, "North by Southeast." Cedric was a professional mountain guide and backcountry expedition leader for 18 years. He worked in Russia, Iceland, Greece, Turkey and Belize. Cedric attended Syracuse University and is a private pilot.

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