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Priest River

Lake Pend Oreille

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Summary

Priest River Campground is a scenic camping destination situated on the banks of the Priest River with 20 campsites providing amenities such as flush toilets and hot showers. The area offers excellent water activities such as kayaking, fishing and swimming as well as birding and wildlife viewing. The nearby Albeni Falls Visitor Center provides tours of the dam and the town of Priest River offers convenience services.

Overview

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.

Recreation

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.

Facilities

Priest River Campground offers 20 campsites with amenities such as flush toilets and hot showers. 

Natural Features

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.

Nearby Attractions

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.
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Campground Matrix

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