OSPREY, ID

Campers come to Osprey for sunshine and boating at Priest Lake, and for breathtaking views of the rugged Selkirk Mountains. Fishing is also a big draw, with trout just waiting to be caught. While here, watch for moose, grizzly and black bears, wolves, mountain lions and deer. Osprey...
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  • The 14 day stay limit is strictly enforced. Camping for a period longer than 14 days during any 30-consecutive day period is prohibited. If you have booked back-to-back reservations, you will be asked to cancel all days after the first 14.
  • Be bear aware; keep all food out of sight in approved containers or locked inside your vehicle and remove all food from the area after eating
  • No electric hookups at this facility
  • This campground has first-come, first-served sites
  • A fee will be charged for additional vehicles
  • Maximum boat length is 20 feet
  • Click here to learn more about the Idaho Panhandle National Forest
  • Don't Move Firewood: Prevent the spread of tree-killing pests by obtaining firewood near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit don'tmovefirewood.org.
  • Don't Move Firewood: Prevent the spread of tree-killing pests by obtaining firewood near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit don'tmovefirewood.org.
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AREA OSPREY STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 0 Back-In
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AREA OSPREY STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 50 Back-In
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AREA OSPREY STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 60 Back-In
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AREA OSPREY STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 20 Back-In
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AREA OSPREY STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 64 Back-In
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AREA OSPREY STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 42 Back-In
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AREA OSPREY STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 43 Back-In
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Overview

Overview

Campers come to Osprey for sunshine and boating at Priest Lake, and for breathtaking views of the rugged Selkirk Mountains. Fishing is also a big draw, with trout just waiting to be caught.

While here, watch for moose, grizzly and black bears, wolves, mountain lions and deer. Osprey, as inferred by the campground name, also inhabit the area.

Natural Features:

Osprey Campground is perched on the lower western shore of Priest Lake near Outlet Bay. The beautiful 25,000-acre lake is fed by springs trickling down from the Selkirks. The clear, blue lake reaches 300 feet in depth.

Recreation:

Boating, canoeing, kayaking and wake boarding are summertime favorites. Boaters like to head north on the lake and traverse a narrow thoroughfare to reach Upper Priest Lake Scenic Area.

Anglers often catch Dolly Varden and cutthroat trout and kokanee salmon.

Facilities:

Campground roads and parking spurs are paved and facilities are accessible. Amenities include drinking water, flush toilets, fire rings and picnic tables that are naturally shaded by towering trees.

Nearby Attractions:

Hike the Chipmunk Rapids Trail that traverses along the Kaniksu Marsh, Priest River and Chipmunk Rapids.

In winter, ice fishing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling are popular activities in the surrounding area.

Booking Window
Sun Apr 27 2014 - Thu Oct 23 2014

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates
2013:
Peak: May 24, 2013 to September 2, 2013.

Peak: May 23, 2014 to September 1, 2014.


Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Fri May 23 2014 Mon Sep 01 2014
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Beach Access
  • Biking
  • Boating
  • Campfire Rings
  • Canoeing
  • Drinking Water
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Lake Access
  • Scuba Diving
  • Trash Collection
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
May 23 2014 -
Sep 01 2014
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $18.00-$20.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
48.49917, -116.89417
48°29'57"N, 116°53'39"W

From I-90, turn at Post Falls Highway 41 north to Newport. Take Highway 2 east to Priest River at the junction of Highway 57 and Highway 2. Turn left at the Texaco station on Highway 57 and drive 25 miles to Outlet Bay Road. Turn right for approximately 0.5 miles and left on Lakeshore Road. There is a directional sign pointing the way to Osprey Campground.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

OSPREY
1083 W. LAKESHORE ROAD
PRIEST RIVER ID 83856

Phone Number:

Information: (208)443-1801