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BEAUTY CREEK CAMPGROUND, ID

part ofIdaho Panhandle National Forests, US Forest Service
Photo: BEAUTY CREEK CAMPGROUND
Status: Closed through Thu May 14 2015   Season Dates
 

Overview

Beauty Creek Campground is located a half mile from Lake Coeur d'Alene along the peaceful Beauty Creek. Visitors enjoy breathtaking scenery and convenient access to miles of trails.

Natural Features:

The campground is nestled in a narrow valley along Beauty Creek in northern Idaho. At an elevation of 2,100 feet, it is a sparsely wooded valley surrounded by heavily wooded hillsides.

Beauty Creek sits in the Idaho Panhandle National Forest, between the Cascade Mountains to the west and the Bitterroot Mountains to the east.

Recreation:

The trailhead for the Caribou Ridge National Recreation Trail starts at the campground. The 5-mile trail features a moderate climb with two outstanding overlooks of Lake Coeur d'Alene.

Biking and hiking trails in the area include the 1.8-mile Beauty Creek Overlook and the 4.9-mile Mt. Coeur d'Alene Viewpoint.

Anglers enjoy an abundance of northern pike, chinook salmon and bass in the nearby stream.

Facilities:

Beauty Creek offers about 20 spacious campsites for both tent and RV camping. Vault toilets and drinking water are provided. Parking aprons are paved.

The nearest boat ramp is at Mineral Ridge, which is less than a mile from the campground. Here, visitors have easy access to boating and fishing.

Nearby Attractions:

Lake Coeur d'Alene offers excellent boating, fishing and canoeing. Towns around the lake offer opportunities for para-sailing, ferry rides, paddle boating and sea plane rides.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Picnic Shelters
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Birding
  • Canoeing
  • Drinking Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Grills
  • Group Cooking Facilities
  • Group Picnic Shelters
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parking Area
  • Paved Parking Spurs
  • Paved Roads
  • Self Pay Station
  • Trailheads
  • Vault Toilets
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
Greater Than 1 Mile
  • Boat Ramp
  • Fishing Dock
  • Jet Skiing
Within 10 Miles
  • Dump Station
  • Hospital
Know Before You Go
  • The maximum number of vehicles that will be allowed on a single site is two. When more than two vehicles are present for the same site, the extras will need to either purchase an additional site or find parking outside the campground.
  • The 14 day stay limit is strictly enforced. Camping for a period longer than 14 days during any 30-consecutive day period is prohibited. If you have booked back-to-back reservations, you will be asked to cancel all days after the first 14.
  • Due to dry weather conditions in late summer, camping season may end early to prevent forest fires
  • Bears frequent the area; all food must be kept in approved containers
  • This campground has first-come, first-serve sites
  • A fee will be charged for additional vehicles
  • Don't Move Firewood: Prevent the spread of tree-killing pests by obtaining firewood near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit dontmovefirewood.org.
  • Getting There:

    GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
    47.60639, -116.66861
    47°36'23"N, 116°40'7"W

    From Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, go east on I-90 to exit 22, then turn south on ID-97. Drive 2.5 miles to Forest Road 438 and turn left. Go one mile and look for signs.

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    BEAUTY CREEK CAMPGROUND
    7500 Beauty Creek Rd
    Coeur d'Alene  ID  83814

    Phone Number:

    Project Office: (208)664-2318
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