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part ofLake Pend Oreille, US Army Corps of Engineers
Status: Open through Sat Sep 12 2015   Season Dates


Albeni Cove is a small campground located just upstream from Albeni Falls Dam on the Pend Oreille.

Situated amongst firs, cedars and pines, Albeni Cove provides a rustic, but incredibly beautiful location for camping and recreation on the river.

Natural Features:

Albeni Falls Dam on the Pend Oreille River, provides flood control, power production and countless recreational activities for visitors year-round.

Behind the dam, the Pend Oreille River stretches 65 miles through a glacial-carved valley that separates three mountain ranges.

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.


Water sports are the most common activity at Albeni Cove, including swimming, fishing and boating. Anglers can expect to find bass, trout and Kokanee.

Campers are likely to spot wildlife in the area, including bald eagles, osprey, a wide variety of birds, bears and most commonly, deer.


Albeni Cove Campground offers 14 campsites, all with picnic areas and grills. An on-site dock, boat ramp and swimming beach provide easy access to the water, while basketball courts and ball fields a short distance from the campground, provide additional recreation for guests.

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.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Beach Access
  • Birding
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Dock
  • Drinking Water
  • Entrance Station
  • Fire Rings
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Grills
  • Hot Showers
  • Interpretive Programs
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Pay Phone
  • Picnic Area
  • Restaurants
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Trash Collection
  • Visitor Center
  • Wildlife Viewing
Greater Than 1 Mile
  • Baseball Fields
  • Basketball Courts
  • Laundry
  • Softball Fields
  • Visitors Center
Know Before You Go
  • Non-reservable sites may be available.
  • Access to the recreation area is over a rough, gravel road
  • RVs are not recommended
  • Park gates are locked from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m.
  • Off-road vehicles are not permitted
  • Swim beach and boat ramp may be closed when spillway gates are open in May and June
  • A fee for extra vehicles will be collected at the campground
  • Don't Move Firewood: Protect your forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. Visit Dontmovefirewood.org for further information.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
48.18306, -116.99972
48°10'59"N, 116°59'59"W

From Highway 2 in Newport, Washington, turn south onto Highway 41. Follow for .5 miles and turn east on Fourth Street into Oldtown, Idaho. Follow for approximately 3 miles to the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

2376 E HIGHWAY 2
OLDTOWN  ID  83822

Phone Number:

Information:  (208)437-3133
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