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SPRINGY POINT, ID

part ofLake Pend Oreille, US Army Corps of Engineers
Status: Closed through Fri May 09 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Springy Point Campground is situated amid firs, cedars and pines overlooking the Pend Oreille River with views of the Cabinet and Selkirk Mountains.

The city of Sandpoint is just a short trip across the water and offers a marina, parks and plenty of sightseeing opportunities.

Natural Features:

Lake Pend Oreille is a glacier-carved lake surrounded by scenic mountains in the northern Idaho Panhandle. It is one of the largest and deepest natural lakes in the western United States with depths plunging more than 1,200 ft., in some areas.

The area around the Lake is the traditional home of the Kalispell Indians. French settlers named the area "Pend Oreille," which means "ear pendant," after observing the large shell earrings worn by the Kalispell people.

Recreation:

Water sports are the most popular activity at Springy Point, and with a boat ramp located on-site, kayaking, canoeing, water skiing, jet skiing and fishing are never far out of reach.

A large swimming area provides visitors with comfortable access to river's clear, clean waters.

Visitors may also enjoy biking or hiking across the Long Bridge into the town of Sandpoint for a change of scenery or stroll around town.

For the bird watchers or moose watchers, a short trip up to the Pack River Area to watch wildlife provides a great day trip.

Facilities:

Springy Point Campground offers 38 shady campsites near the water. 37 are standard non-electric, with one walk-to site. Amenities include drinking water, flush toilets and showers.

Nearby Attractions:

The Albeni Falls Visitor Center features exhibits on the history of the dam and the natural features of the area, with tours of the dam given daily during the summer.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Entrance Station
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Pay Phone
  • Pay Telephone
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Trash Collection
  • Water Spigot
Know Before You Go
  • At times when demand for campsites exceeds the number of available sites, a waiting list will be in effect; Call 208-437-5517for campground status
  • Non-reservable sites may be available.
  • Park gates are locked from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m.; vehicle entry is prohibited outside this time frame
  • No unlicensed motorized vehicles

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
48.2375, -116.58333
48°14'15"N, 116°35'0"W

From Sandpoint, Idaho, take US 95 south across the Long Bridge, then turn west onto Lakeshore Drive. After three miles turn right into the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

SPRINGY POINT
2376 E HWY2
OLDTOWN ID 83822-9243

Phone Number:

Information: (208)437-3133
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