Kamloops Island is a small, shady campground at the mouth of the Kettle River. The main hub of campsites is tucked into the vegetation at the top and can fit tents and RVs. A cluster of walk-in tent sites is spread out in a grove of pines. Many campsites offer views of the river, lake, and surrounding landscape. There is a courtesy dock, but no boat launch.
Kamloops Island is a beautiful little campground surrounded by the Columbia River on one side and the Kettle River on the other. During the draw down when the water is low the geological beauty comes out in the ravine cut by the Kettle River. This campground is very popular for fishermen and familes alike.
Kamloops Island is a reservation only campground with 17 sites. It can be reserved year round. However, the sites are not plowed in the winter time. There are picnic tables and fire pits at each site. You will need to bring your own drinking water.
Kamloops Island provides ample shade with thick forests of ponderosa pine, and douglas fir trees. The lake area is abundant with wildlife, including moose, elk and deer. Quite a few bald eagles have been spotted around Kamloops, and dozens of species of fish inhabit the lake, such as walleye, bass, rainbow trout, salmon and sturgeon. Fishing for sturgeon is now allowed during a short season. Much of the water in the originates from glaciers and snow in the cold, high Canadian Rockies, though temperatures are pleasant to swim in during summer.
The historic St. Paul's Mission, which is run by the National Park Service, is located about 4.5 miles south of the campground in the town of Kettle Falls. Also in the area are Fort Colville and the Hudson Bay Company Post on the Upper Columbia. St. Paul's Mission. Sherman drive, a scenic loop, is nearby.
All changes an cancellations must be done through recreation.gov.
Late Cancellations or Cancellations within the Cut-off Window
Individual Campsites: A customer who cancels a reservation the day before or on the day of arrival will pay a $10.00 service fee AND forfeit the first night's use fee (not to exceed the total paid for the original reservation). Cancellations for a one-night reservation will forfeit the entire amount paid and will not be subject to an additional service fee.