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DEVILS ELBOW, ID

part ofIdaho Panhandle National Forests, US Forest Service
Photo: DEVILS ELBOW
Status: Closed through Thu May 21 2015   Season Dates
 

Overview

Devil's Elbow Campground is perched on the banks of the North Fork Coeur d'Alene River, providing a perfect escape for a warm summer weekend. Here, visitors can camp in tents or RVs and spend their days fishing or floating the river.

Natural Features:

The campground sits among lodgepole and other mixed pines along the river at an elevation of 2,600 feet. The area is located among peaks of the Cascades, 68 miles from popular Coeur d'Alene Lake.

Wildlife watchers and photographers have the chance to see mule deer, moose, osprey and calliope hummingbirds.

Recreation:

Rafting, swimming and kayaking are favorite activities on the river. Rafters will find class I-III rapids further down the river. Catch-and-release cutthroat trout fishing is also popular.

Visitors also enjoy explore the river valley on foot to see nearby Downey Creek or Valitons Creek.

Facilities:

Devil's Elbow Campground has 20 campsites including one host site and a group site. The group site can accommodate up to 50 people. Amenities include hand-pump drinking water, vault toilets and a dump station.

Campground roads are paved and parking spurs are short but wide enough for parking two vehicles alongside a trailer.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Drinking Water (Hand Pump)
  • Fishing
  • Host Site
  • Information Board
  • Paved Roads
  • Restroom
  • Self Pay Station
  • Swimming
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Water
  • Water Drinking
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.
  • Bears frequent the area; keep all food out of sight in approved containers or locked inside your vehicle and remove all food from area after eating
  • This campground has first-come, first-served sites
  • A daily fee will be charged for extra vehicles
  • Click here for more information on Idaho Panhandle National Forests
  • 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):
    47.76639, -116.01667
    47°45'59"N, 116°1'0"W

    From I-90, take Exit 43 (Kingston) and travel 20 miles north on FH9 to Prichard. Continue 11 miles north on Forest Road 208 to the campground.

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    DEVILS ELBOW
    IDAHO PANHANDLE NATIONAL FORES
      ID 

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (208)664-2318
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