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Camping at Riley Creek Campground

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Location and Access

Riley Creek Campground is situated within Lake Pend Oreille State Park in North Idaho. It is important to check the exact address and the access routes prior to traveling, as occasional road conditions and closures can affect how to get there.

Campground Features

Riley Creek Campground is known for its beautiful and serene setting by Lake Pend Oreille. Campground features typically include:

  • Campsites: Equipped with standard amenities such as fire pits, picnic tables, and access to bath facilities.

  • Utility Hookups: Some campsites may offer utility hookups for RVs including water, electricity, and possibly sewer connections.

  • Restrooms: With flush toilets and sometimes showers.

  • Water Access: For boating, swimming, and fishing on Lake Pend Oreille.

Reservations and Fees

  • Reservations: It's advisable to make reservations in advance, especially during peak season, as sites can fill up quickly.

  • Fees: Camping fees will vary depending on the type of site and amenities provided. There may be additional costs for extra vehicles or utility hookups.


The campground provides access to a range of outdoor activities:

  • Hiking: Trails in and around the park.

  • Boating and Fishing: With the lake being the main attraction.

  • Wildlife Viewing: The area is rich in local wildlife, so visitors can enjoy bird watching or looking for other animals.

  • Water Sports: Swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding, and more are popular on the lake.

Regulations and Safety

  • Campsite Rules: Follow the campsite rules regarding quiet hours, pet control, and fire safety. The park often imposes fire restrictions, especially during dry conditions.

  • Fishing Licenses: Make sure to have the necessary fishing licenses if you plan on fishing.

  • Wildlife: Store food safely to not attract bears and other wildlife.

Seasonal Considerations

  • Operating Season: The campground may have a specific operating season, with limited services off-season.

  • Weather Variability: Be prepared for sudden weather changes, which are common in mountainous areas.


  • ADA Access: Some camp sites may be equipped to accommodate visitors with disabilities. It's best to check with the park directly for the most current information regarding ADA accessibility.

Contact Information

Before heading out, it is always a good idea to contact the Park's administration or visit their official website for the latest updates on conditions, reservations, fees, and any alerts that may affect your camping experience.

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