Priest River Campground is situated on the banks of Priest River, shaded by firs, cedars and pines, just upstream from the confluence of the Pend Oreille River.
Priest River Campground offers 20 campsites with amenities such as flush toilets and hot showers.
Our facility will be undergoing construction that could impact the availability of some amenities and services. For this reason, we will be utilizing "First come First served" style reservations from May 18th through July 14th. For any questions or concerns regarding this please call the Albeni Falls dam at 208-437-3133.
Group shelter reservations: You are responsible for following all regulations posted under the "Need to Know" and "Site Details" sections for each respective shelter. Please read these sections before making a reservation.
Campsites are by reservation only. There are no First Come, First Served sites.
No unlicensed motorized vehicles allowed, including side-by-sides, ATVs, etc.
All camping equipment must be located on the campsite impact areas, or if undefined, located 10-15ft from the fire ring and off all vegetation.
(a) 2 Motorized Vehicles
(b) 1 Camping unit (RV, motorhome, camper van, etc)
(c) 2 tents
(d) 8 people
Albeni Falls Dam was built in 1955 for flood control and power production on the Pend Oreille River. Today, the popular lake has the added benefit of providing visitors with countless year-round recreational activities.
Lake Pend Oreille is surrounded by scenic mountains and is one of the largest and deepest natural lakes in the western United States, plunging to depths of more than 1,200 ft. in some areas.
Behind the dam, the Pend Oreille River stretches 65 miles through a glacial-carved valley that separates three mountain ranges.
The Albeni Falls Visitor Center features exhibits on the history of the dam and the natural features of the area. Tours of the dam are given daily during the summer.
The nearby town of Priest River, Idaho, offers gas and grocery services.
Water activities are popular at the campground including kayaking, fishing and swimming. The day-use area includes a picnic shelter, playground, softball field, swim beach, boat ramp and a large grassy area for family fun . Adjacent to the campground is the Priest River Wildlife area, offering excellent fishing as well as birding. Wildlife in the area includes bald eagles, osprey, a wide variety of birds, and deer.
2376 E HWY2 OLDTOWN ID 83822-9243
For campground inquiries, please call: 208-437-3133
Priest River Recreation Area is 1 mile east of the town of Priest River on Highway 2. After the river it will be the first road on the right. The park is also known as the "Mudhole."