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Recreation on the Pend Oreille

Nine recreation areas are administered by the Corps of Engineers, including four developed campgrounds/day-use areas, two day-use only areas, and three primitive access areas. Albeni Cove, Priest River, Riley Creek, and Springy Point have developed campsites (no hookups, except at Riley Creek) with a variety of day-use facilities. The Visitor Center and Trestle Creek are day-use areas only. Morton Slough, Johnson Creek and the Driftyard (managed by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game) offer primitive camping and boat launch facilities.
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The Albeni Cove Recreation Area is located directly across the Pend Oreille River from the Albeni Falls Dam. From Highway 2, turn south onto Highway 41 at Newport, WA. Follow for 1/2 mile and turn east on Fourth Street into Oldtown, ID. Follow a paved then gravel road for approximately three miles. Coming from Highway 41 south, turn right onto Nagle Road, turn right on Albeni Cove Road and follow the gravel road for approximately two miles.

Opens:

 May 10, 2014

(May 09, 2015)

Closes:

September 13, 2014

(September 12, 2015)

                                                       

Facilities

Comments

Campsites

  • Ten gravel RV/tent sites with picnic tables and fire rings (five reservable, five non-reservable)

  • Four gravel walk-in tent sites with picnic tables and fire rings (one reservable, three non-reservable)

  • No hookups

  • Sleeping limit of eight people per site

Fees Charged

  • $20.00 per night per RV/Tent site (includes site fee, primary camping vehicle and one extra vehicle)
  • $10.00 per night per additional vehicle left on park grounds overnight

  • $.25 per five minute shower

  • No entrance or day-use fees

  • 2014 fees subject to change
  • Click here for fee discount information

Picnic Area

  • Tables and fire pits available

Swim Area

  • Designated beach (No lifeguard on duty)

Boat Ramp

  • One-lane ramp with fixed pier

Restroom

  • Flush Toilets
  • Showers
  • Sinks

Dump Station

  • Not available

Drinking Water

  • Available at faucets and fountains throughout the campground

Roads and Parking

  • Paved and gravel. Limited car and boat trailer parking

Notes

  • For security purposes, the gate into the park is closed and locked from 10:00pm to 7:00am

  • Check-out time is at 2:00 p.m. on the day of departure

  • Campground reservations may be made through the National Recreation Reservation Service by calling 1-877-444-6777. If you are calling from outside the United States, call 1-518-885-3639. Reservations may also be made online at www.recreation.gov

  • A campground status recording can be heard by calling (208) 437-5517. Status is updated daily at 9:30am and 3:30pm from Memorial Day to Labor Day

  • During periods when campsite demand exceeds campsite availability, a waiting list may be implemented. Click here for waiting list information

                                                         Click here for a printable map of the camppground


Operated by: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Albeni Falls Dam, 2376 E. Highway 2, Oldtown, ID 83822, 208-437-3133

The Corps operates a debris control facility on the Clark Fork river in order to contain and dispose of large volumes of debris flowing down the river each spring. A series of drift control booms are used to channel and contain the debris before it can enter Lake Pend Oreille and become a hazard to navigation. This is referred to as the Clark Fork Drift Yard. The area is currently licensed to Idaho State Department of Fish and Game and offers a boat launch, porta-potty and primitive camping. Camping is limited to three days within any five day period.

Open: Year-Round

 

 

Facilities

Comments

Campsites

  • No designated sites. Camp in any open area for up to three days within a five day period

Fees Charged

  • None

Picnic Area

  • None

Swim Area

  • None

Boat Ramp

  • One-lane ramp with fixed pier

Restroom

  • Porta-potty

Drinking Water

  • None

Roads

  • Gravel


Operated by: Idaho Department of Fish and Game, 2750 Kathleen Ave., Coeur d'Alene, ID, 83814, 208-769-1414

 

This primitive camping and access area is eleven miles east of Trestle Creek Day Use Area on State Route 200, and one mile southwest of the town of Clark Fork, ID. The area is currently licensed to the Idaho State Department of Fish and Game. There is a vault toilet but no drinking water. Open year-round. There are no fees for using the area. Camping is limited to three days within any five day period.

 

Open: Year-Round

 

 

Facilities

 

Comments

 

Campsites

  • No designated sites. Camp in any open area for up to three days within a five day period

Fees Charged

  • None

Picnic Area

  • None

Swim Area

  • None

Boat Ramp

  • Two-lane ramp with fixed pier

Restroom

  • Vault toilet

Drinking Water

  • None

Roads

  • Gravel

 

Operated by: Idaho Department of Fish and Game, 2750 Kathleen Ave., Coeur d'Alene, ID, 83814, 208-769-1414
 

Morton Slough Access Area was built by the Corps of Engineers and is currently licensed to the Idaho State Department of Fish and Game. From Sandpoint, ID, drive south on Highway 95 approximately five miles, and turn west on Dufort Road. The access road to the area is located north of the Dufort-Lakeshore Drive intersection. From Priest River, ID, head south on Merritt's Bridge and turn east on Dufort Road. The intersection is approximately 15 miles east. There is no overnight camping allowed.

 

Open: Year-Round

 

 

Facilities

Comments

Campsites

  • None. No camping

Fees Charged

  • None

Picnic Area

  • None

Swim Area

  • None

Boat Ramp

  • One-lane ramp with fixed pier

Restroom

  • Vault toilet

Drinking Water

  • None

Roads

  • Paved

  • Large spaces for boat trailers


Operated by: Idaho Department of Fish and Game, 2750 Kathleen Ave., Coeur d'Alene, ID, 83814, 208-769-1414

Affectionately called the "Mudhole" by local residents, the Priest River Recreation Area is located one mile east of downtown Priest River, ID, at the confluence of the Priest and Pend Oreille rivers. From the east or west, turn south from Highway 2 at the park entrance signs.

 

Opens:

 May 10, 2014

(May 9, 2015)

Closes:

September 13, 2014

(September 12, 2015)

                                                        

Facilities

Comments

Campsites

  • 20 gravel RV/tent sites with picnic tables and fire rings (ten reservable, ten non-reservable)

  • Five gravel bike-in tent sites (available to bike campers only)

  • No hookups

  • Sleeping limit of eight people per site

Fees Charged

  • $20.00 per night per RV/tent site (includes site fee, primary camping vehicle and one extra vehicle)
  • $5.00 per night per bike-in site
  • $10.00 per night per additional extra vehicle left on park grounds overnight

  • $.25 per five minute shower

  •  $50.00 to reserve the picnic shelter per day

  • No entrance or day-use fees

  • 2014 fees subject to change
  • Click here for fee discount information

Picnic Area

  • Tables and fire pits available

      Picnic Shelter

  •  Reservations may be made by calling (208) 437-3133 ext. 218

Swim Area

  • Designated beach (No lifeguard on duty)

Boat Ramp

  • One-lane ramp with fixed pier

Restrooms

  • Flush Toilets
  • Showers
  • Sinks
  • Dishwashing Sinks
  • Handicap Accessible

        Playground

  •  Available for children

      Amphitheater

  •  Interpretive Rangers offer campfire programs regularly on summer weekends at 7pm. Call or stop by the Visitor Center, ask a park attendant or park ranger or look for a program guide at any bulletin board in the campground for more information. Subject to change due to staffing

Dump Station

  • Available for campers and the general public

         Ball Field

  •  Includes a backstop, but bring your own equipment

Drinking Water

  • Available at faucets and fountains throughout the campground

Roads and Parking

  • Paved and gravel

Notes

  • For security purposes, the gate into the park is closed and locked from 10:00pm to 7:00am

  • Check-out time is at 2:00 p.m. on the day of departure

  • Campground reservations may be made through the National Recreation Reservation Service by calling 1-877-444-6777. If you are calling from outside the United States, call 1-518-885-3639. Reservations may also be made online at www.recreation.gov

  • A campground status recording can be heard by calling (208) 437-5517. Status is updated daily at 9:30am and 3:30pm from Memorial Day to Labor Day

  • During periods when campsite demand exceeds campsite availability, a waiting list may be implemented. Click here for waiting list information

                                                      Click here for a printable map of the campground


Operated by: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Albeni Falls Dam, 2376 E. Highway 2, Oldtown, ID, 83822, 208-437-3133

Riley Creek Recreation Area is our largest developed overnight facility. Vast lawns and lots of trees gives you the choice of soaking up the sun or relaxing in the shade. There is plenty of space to have a picnic. You can also reserve a picnic shelter for your group event. From the town of Priest River, ID, drive approximately nine miles east on U.S. Highway 2 to the town of Laclede. If you're coming from Sandpoint, the town of Laclede is about 13 miles west on U.S. Highway 2. Turn south on Riley Creek Road at the highway marker signs; the recreation area is one mile in at the end of the road.

 

Opens: May 10, 2014

(May 9, 2015)

Closes: September 27, 2014 (September 26, 2015)

 

Facilities

Comments

Campsites

  • 67 gravel RV/tent sites with picnic tables and fire rings (40 reservable, 27 non-reservable)

  • Water and electric hook-ups at each site

  • Sleeping limit of eight people per site

Fees Charged

  • $25.00 per night per RV/tent site (includes site fee, water and electricity hook-ups, primary camping vehicle and one extra vehicle)
  • $10.00 per night per additional extra vehicle left on park grounds overnight

  • $.25 per five minute shower

  • $50.00 to reserve a picnic shelter per day

  • No entrance or day-use fees

  • 2014 fees subject to change
  • Click here for fee discount information

Picnic Area

  • Picnic tables and fire pits are available

Picnic Shelter

  • Both the Eagle and Osprey shelters may be reserved by calling (208) 437-3133 ext. 218

Swim Area

  • Designated beach. (No lifeguard on duty)

Boat Ramp

  • Two-lane ramp with two fixed piers

Fishing Piers

  • Two fishing piers with safety rails

Restroom

  • Flush Toilets

  • Showers

  • Sinks
  • Dishwashing sinks

  • Handicap Accessible 

Playground

  • Availble for children

Horseshoe Pits

  • Horseshoes are available for loan from the park office

Volleyball Court

  • A sand volleyball court is located in the center lawn area

Sport Court

  • A half-court basketball court with one hoop

Amphitheater

  • Interpretive Rangers offer campfire programs on summer weekends rugularly at 7pm. Call or stop by the Visitor Center, ask a park attendant or park ranger or look for a program guide an any bulletin board in the campground for more information. Subject to change due to staffing

Dump Station

  • Available for campers and the general public

Boat Basin

  • An area for boat tie-ups is available near the swim area (for day use tie-up only; boat camping facilities are not available)

Drinking Water

  • Available at campsites, faucets and fountains throughout the campground

Roads and Parking

  • Paved. Numerous car and boat trailer parking spots

Notes

  • For security purposes, the gate into the park is closed and locked from 10:00 pm to 7:00 am

  • Check-out time is at 2:00 p.m. on the day of departure

  • Campsite reservations may be made through the National Recreation Reservation Service by calling 1-877-444-6777. If you are calling from outside the United States, call 1-518-885-3639. Reservations may also be made online at www.recreation.gov

  • A campground status recording can be heard by calling (208) 437-5517. Status is updated daily at 9:30am and 3:30pm from Memorial Day to Labor Day

  • During periods when campsite demand exceeds campsite availability, a waiting list may be implemented. Click here for waiting list information

                                                         Click here for a printable map of the campground


Operated by: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Albeni Falls Dam, 2376 E. Highway 2, Oldtown, ID, 83822, 208-437-3133

Closest to the town of Sandpoint, ID, is the Springy Point Recreation Area. To get here from Sandpoint and U.S. 2, drive south on U.S. Highway 95 across the "long bridge" (you'll understand after you cross it!) Just after the bridge, turn right (west) onto Lakeshore Drive. If you're traveling from Coeur d'Alene, ID, drive north on U.S. Highway 95 about 46 miles, then turn left (west), just before the bridge, onto Lakeshore Drive. Springy Point is almost three miles down the road on the right. 

 

Opens:

May 10, 2014

(May 9, 2015)

Closes:

September 27, 2014

(September 26, 2015)

 

Facilities

Comments

Campsites

  • 37 gravel RV/tent sites with picnic tables and fire rings (21 reservable, 16 non-reservable)

  • 1 walk-in, non reservable tent site

  • No hookups

  • Sleeping limit of eight people per site

Fees Charged

  • $20.00 per night per RV/tent site (includes site fee, primary camping vehicle and one extra vehicle)
  • $10.00 per night per additional extravehicle left on park grounds overnight

  • $.25 per five minute shower

  • No entrance or day-use fees
  • 2014 fees subject to change
  • Click here for fee discount information

Picnic Area

  • Picnic tables and fire pits are available

        Swim Area

  •  Designated beach (No Lifeguard on Duty)

Boat Ramp

  • One-lane ramp with fixed pier

Restrooms

  • Flush Toilets

  • Showers

  • Sinks
  • Dishwashing sinks

  • Handicap Accessible 

Dump Station

  • Available for campers and the general public

Drinking Water

  • Available at faucets and fountains throughout the campground

Roads and Parking

  • Paved and gravel

Notes

  • For security purposes, the gate into the park is closed and locked from 10:00 pm to 7:00 am

  • Check-out time is at 2:00 p.m. on the day of departure.

  •  

    Interpretive Rangers off campfire programs on summer weekends regularly at 7pm. Call or stop by the Visitor Center, ask a park attendant or park ranger or look for a program guide at any bulletin board in the campground for more information. Subject to change due to staffing
  • Campsite reservations may be made through the National Recreation Reservation Service by calling 1-877-444-6777. If you are calling from outside the United States, call 1-518-885-3639. Reservations may also be made online at www.recreation.gov

  • A campground status recording can be heard by calling (208) 437-5517. Status is updated daily at 9:30am and 3:30pm from Memorial Day to Labor Day

  • During periods when campsite demand exceeds campsite availability, a waiting list may be implemented. Click here for waiting list information

                                                             Click here for a printable map of the campground


Operated by: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Albeni Falls Dam, 2376 E. Highway 2, Oldtown, ID, 83822, 208-437-3133

Located approximately ten miles east of Sandpoint, ID, near the town of Hope, ID, Trestle Creek Recreation Area is a small day-use only park on the northeast shore of Lake Pend Oreille. From Sandpoint, take Highway 200 east until you see the highway signs for Trestle Creek.

 

Open: Year-Round

 

 

 

Facilities

 

      

Comments

 

Campsites

  • None

Fees Charged

  • None

Picnic Area

  • Tables and fire grills are available

Swim Area

  • Designated beach (No lifeguard on duty)

Boat Ramp

  • One-lane ramp with fixed pier

Restroom

  • Vault toilet (Open April-October)

Drinking Water

  • None

Roads

  • Paved

 

Operated by: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Albeni Falls Dam, 2376 E. Highway 2, Oldtown, ID, 83822, 208-437-3133

Open: Year-Round

The Albeni Falls Dam Visitor Center is located two miles east of Newport, WA, and five miles west of Priest River, ID, on Highway 2. Here you can overlook the dam, stretch your legs, enjoy your lunch, stroll through the Visitor Center exhibits, and catch a movie. Drinking water, restrooms, maps and brochures are available. 

Facilities

     

        Comments

 

Hours

  • Year Round
  • Summer Hours: Seven Days a Week, 7:30am-5:00pm
  • Winter Hours: Monday-Friday, 6:30am-5:00pm
  • Hours Subject To Change Due to Staffing
  • Closed On Off-Season Federal Holidays (October-April)

Visitor Center

  • Interpretive Displays

  • Movie theater

  • Tours of the dam are offered from Memorial Day to Labor Day, seven days a week at 10am, 11am, 1pm and 2pm. Tour schedule subject to change due to staffing. Schools and other community groups may schedule tours and interpretive programs by calling the Visitor Center and leaving a message

  • Brochures, maps, area information and activities
  • Chat with a Park Ranger during the summer season (Memorial Day-Labor Day)

Picnic Area

  • Picnic tables and fire grills are available

Restrooms

  • Flush toilets (No Showers)

  • Sinks

  • Handicap Accessible

Pet Area

  • All pets must be on a leash

Drinking Water

  • Available at drinking fountains inside the Visitor Center

Roads

  • Paved

  • Large RV and truck spaces

  • No overnight parking


Operated by: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Albeni Falls Dam, 2376 E. Highway 2, Oldtown, ID, 83822, 208-437-3133
The Mission of the Natural Resource Section of the Albeni Falls Dam is to provide recreation, natural resource management, emergency services and public education and information that improves the quality of life for visitors to our facilities and the general public through a trained, customer oriented, professional staff.

Tours of the Dam and Outdoor Education Programs

Free, walk-in tours are available at 10:00 am., 11:00 am, 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm during the summer season (Memorial Day to Labor Day). These tours include the movie "The Power and Play of the Pend Oreille" and a walk with an interpretive ranger across the dam spillway and to the powerhouse generator viewing area.This tour takes approximately 1 hour and includes approximately 1/2 mile of walking up and down a paved trail. Tours of the dam and outdoor education programs are also offered year-round to community and school groups. Those interested may schedule a tour or program by calling Park Ranger Taylor Johnson at 208-437-3133 ext. 224 or by email at taylor.m.johnson@usace.army.mil A list of programs can be found here.