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PIONEER PARK, WA

part ofColville National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: PIONEER PARK
Status: Closed through Thu May 14 2015   Season Dates
 

Overview

Pioneer Park Campground is located in northeast Washington on the Pend Oreille River. Visitors enjoy hiking, fishing, boating and swimming. The campground's proximity to the city of Newport provides urban entertainment opportunities as well.

Natural Features:

The campground is surrounded by groves of ponderosa pine, white pine, hemlock and grand fir trees, and sits at an elevation of 2,000 feet. Campsites are spacious and shady, with an understory of wild roses and thimbleberry.

Pioneer is situated at the southern edge of Colville National Forest, near the Idaho border. The forest spans 1.1 million acres and encompasses the Okanogan, Kettle River and Selkirk Mountain Ranges.

Recreation:

The Pioneer Park Heritage Trail, a short trail that highlights the history of the Kalispel Tribe, is a favorite attraction in the campground. Twelve interpretive displays are dispersed along the 0.3-mile boardwalk trail, which boasts scenic views of the river below.

Excellent bass and trout fishing can be found in the Pend Oreille River. A boat ramp, picnic shelter and swimming area are located on-site.

Facilities:

Each campsite is equipped with a picnic table, campfire ring and tent pad. Amenities include vault toilets and drinking water. Gravel parking spurs can accommodate any RV size.

Nearby Attractions:

The city of Newport is conveniently close for a restaurant outing or summer entertainment. Children will enjoy the Little People's Park in town.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Beachcombing
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Drinking Water
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Nature Trails
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
Know Before You Go
  • Bears and cougars frequent the area; keep all food out of sight in approved containers or locked inside your vehicle and remove all food from the area after eating
  • Entrance gates are locked from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • No electric hookups at this facility
  • This campground has first-come, first-served sites
  • A fee will be charged for additional vehicles
  • No off-road vehicles allowed
  • Click here for more information on Colville National Forest.


  • Don't Move Firewood: Please protect Pacific Northwest forests by preventing the spread of invasive species. Firewood can carry insects and diseases that can threaten the health of our western forests. You can make a difference by obtaining and burning your firewood near your camping destination. Visit Dontmovefirewood.org for further information.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
48.21417, -117.05361
48°12'51"N, 117°3'13"W

From downtown Newport, travel east on U.S. Highway 2 for 0.75 miles. Immediately after crossing the Pend Oreille River bridge, turn left on LeClerc Road and travel 2 miles north to the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

PIONEER PARK
1061 LECLERC RD, S.
NEWPORT  WA  99156

Phone Number:

Information:  (509)447-7300
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