Glade Creek Campground

Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests

Glade Creek Campground is a group site, only available by reservation. The campground is located along US Highway 12 in the Clearwater National Forest about seven 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. A combination code is needed to gain entry to the site and will be provided in the confirmation email. Check out is 12:00 pm. Check in is 2:00pm

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 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 unisex vault toilet, but does not offer water, sewer or power hookups. Please follow the "Pack it in, Pack it out" philosophy to keep this beautiful location clean, as garbage service is not provided at this location. 

Need to Know

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 is 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.

Contact Information


Fenn Ranger Station, 831, Selway Rd Kooskia ID 83539

Phone Number

For campground inquiries, please call: 208-926-4258

Rental Options

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Driving Directions

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.

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