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LUBY BAY, ID

part ofIdaho Panhandle National Forests, US Forest Service
Photo: LUBY BAY
Status: Closed through Thu May 08 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Luby Bay Campground is located near both Lamb Creek and Priest Lake. The campground is densely wooded with nicely secluded sites, and is within easy access to many great views of the Selkirk Mountains.

Natural Features:

The campground sits at an elevation of 2,500 feet on the western shores of Priest Lake. Campsites are shaded by hemlock and cedar.

Priest Lake consists of the main lake where most water recreation takes place. To the north, the lake connects via a narrow channel with Upper Priest Lake.

Recreation:

Visitors enjoy kayaking, canoeing and power boating up the 3.5-mile thoroughfare that leads to the Upper Priest Lake Scenic Area. The upper lake cannot be accessed by car.

Fishing, swimming, birding and wildlife viewing are popular activities as well.

The Beach Trail #48 can be accessed from the campground. The 8-mile scenic excursion loops around the southern part of Priest Lake.

Facilities:

Luby Bay has an upper and lower section. Upper Luby Campground has paved roads and gravel parking spurs. Lower Luby has paved parking spurs and the option of waterfront sites. Campground amenities include water hydrants, flush toilets and a dual-bay RV dump station.

Lower Luby has a large day use area perfect for picnics and group functions. A day use fee is collected for individuals not camping in the local Forest Service campgrounds.

An amphiteather is located in the recreation area and regularly hosts interpretive programs.

Nearby Attractions:

Off-road vehicle enthusiasts will find authorized trails like the Peewee Trail, Steep Creek Trail and John Wayne Trail. In winter, hundreds of miles of groomed trails beckon nordic skiers and snowmobile riders.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Berry Picking
  • Canoeing
  • Climbing
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Scuba Diving
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Know Before You Go
  • 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.
  • Be bear aware; keep all food out of sight in approved containers or locked inside your vehicle and remove all food from the area after eating
  • This campground has first-come, first-serve sites
  • A fee will be charged for additional vehicles
  • Maximum length for boats is 20 feet
  • Click here to learn more about the Idaho Panhandle National Forest
  • 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 don'tmovefirewood.org.
  • 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 don'tmovefirewood.org.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
48.54028, -116.92528
48°32'25"N, 116°55'31"W

From I-90, east or west, turn at Post Falls, Idaho on Highway 41 going north to Newport, Washington. Take Highway 2 east to Priest River. At the junction of Highways 57 and 2, turn left at the stop light (there is only one in town) onto Highway 57. Go 28.5 miles to Lamb Creek Village. Turn right on Luby Bay Road. Go 1.5 miles to the stop sign. Turn left on W. Lake Shore Road and proceed 0.5 miles to the campground.

From Sandpoint, Idaho, take Highway 2 west 22 miles to Priest River. At the junction of Highways 57 and 2, turn right at stop light (there is only one in town) onto Highway 57. Go 28.5 miles to Lamb Creek Village. Turn right on Luby Bay Road. Go 1.5 miles to the stop sign. Turn left on W. Lake Shore Road and proceed 0.5 miles to the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

LUBY BAY
5538 W LAKESHORE ROAD
PRIEST RIVER ID 83856

Phone Number:

Information: (208)443-1801
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