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Attention: Glade Creek will be closed August 18th, 2015 through September 1st, 2015


part ofNez Perce-Clearwater National Forests, US Forest Service
Status: Open through Sun Sep 06 2015   Season Dates


Glade Creek Campground is a group site. The campground is located along US Highway 12 on the Clearwater National Forest about 7 miles east of Lowell, Idaho. Located in the mountains of north central Idaho, the forested site offers campers river access and beautiful scenery. The site is suitable for groups up to 35 people and is perfect for families and groups who want easy access to the Lochsa River. Fees are $50 per night.

Natural Features:

The campground is situated between US highway 12 and the Lochsa River. The campground is on a large bend in the river, which makes the beach completely hidden from the highway. With shade from the surrounding stand of mixed-age conifers and low-growing shrubs, it’s a cool reprieve during the summer.


Popular activities include fishing and swimming. For the whitewater thrill-seekers, the Wild and Scenic Lochsa River holds exciting floating and kayaking opportunities. There are three hiking/biking trails within two miles of the campground; #142, #111 and #107. These trails are also open to motorcycles from approximately June through September.


Glade Creek has four campsites and encompasses about one acre. Two of the sites are located adjacent to the river. There is a group fire ring with benches also adjacent to the river. All four sites have accessible fire rings, ten foot picnic tables, level tent pads and graveled parking areas. Site 2 has an extra table and several tent sites. The spurs are short and not suitable for RVs greater than 24 feet. The campground has one vault toilet. There is no water system or dumpster at this site. Campers may use the water and dumpster at Apgar campground, one mile west on Highway 12. There are no power, water or sewer hook-ups at any of the sites.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Campsites
  • Accessible Grills
  • Accessible Parking
  • Accessible Picnic Areas
  • Accessible Vault Toilet
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Group Camping
  • Group Site (Reservable)
  • Pets Allowed
  • Picnic Area
  • RV Parking
  • RV sites
  • River Access
  • Shade
  • Tables
Within 10 Miles
  • Accessible Drinking Water
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Accessible Scenic Overlook
  • Accessible Showers
  • Accessible Swimming
  • Auto Touring
  • Backpacking
  • Bait Shop
  • Beach
  • Beach Access
  • Bed(s)
  • Bed(s) With Mattress
  • Berry Picking
  • Biking
  • Birding
  • Boat Rentals
  • Boat Trailer Parking
  • Boat Trips
  • Boating
  • Cafe
  • Camping Supplies
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Drinking Water
  • Emergency Phone
  • Emergency Services
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Fishing Licenses
  • Fuel Available
  • General Store
  • Grocery Store
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Hotels
  • Hunting
  • Ice
  • Kayaking
  • Motorcycle Trails
  • Mountain Biking
  • Outfitter Guide Services
  • Pay Phone
  • Propane Fuel Available
  • Restaurant
  • River Trips
  • Scenic Drive
  • Scenic Overlooks
  • Swimming
  • Trailhead Parking
  • Trailheads
  • Water (Seasonal)
  • Water Activities
  • Water Spigot
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wildlife Viewing
Know Before You Go
  • Maximum occupancy is 35 people and 15 passenger vehicles.

  • There is no water system at this site. Campers may obtain water at Apgar campground, one mile west on Highway 12.

  • There is no dumpster, garbage cans or garbage service at this site. Pack it in, Pack it out. There is a dumpster at Apgar campground, one mile west on Highway 12.

  • Gate will be unlocked and guest may keep it open or closed at their discretion.

  • A maximum capacity of 15 passenger vehicles is allowed. This site can accomodate up to 4 travel trailers less than 24 feet long. Each travel trailer will reduce available parking. Plan Accordingly. All vehicles and trailers must remain on hardened surfaces within the campsite parking spur.

  • Guest must perform general site clean-up and trash removal prior to departure.

  • Maximum length of the reservation is 13 nights/14 days.
  • 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
  • Click here for more information on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
46.21992, -115.52708
46°13'12"N, 115°31'37"W

Glade Creek Campground is located at about milepost 105 on US Highway 12. It is approximately 31 miles east of Kooskia and about seven miles east of Lowell, Idaho.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

502 Lowry Street
Kooskia  ID  83539

Phone Number:

Information:  (208)926-4274
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