Priest Lake State Park, ID

Just 30 miles from the Canadian Border, nestled deep below the crest of the Selkirk Mountains lies Priest Lake State Park. Surrounded by the natural beauty of Northern Idaho and mile-high mountains, Priest Lake State Park sits along the eastern shores of Priest Lake, a 19-mile, 300...
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Sun Jan 25 2015   Later Dates

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  • A 5.00 Motor Vehicle Entrance Fee (MVEF) is required for every vehicle entering Idaho State Parks (including visitors to campers).
  • All campsite and facility use fees accommodate one vehicle MVEF per night stayed. Any applicable additional per-person or MVEF charges will be collected at the park.
  • MVEF may be paid for at the daily rate or by purchasing a State Park Passport or an Annual Motor Vehicle Entrance Fee sticker.
  • Visitors and park day users may be required to park outside the campground.
  • All yurts, cabins and group facilities that are ADA accessible do not require proof of disability upon arrival.
  • Camping is allowed in designated areas only.
  • All boats, trailers, or other motorized vehicles must fit entirely within the campsite parking spur provided. Any equipment that does not fit entirely within the sites designated parking area must be parked outside the campground in an area designated by the park manager.
  • RV's are not permitted when staying in facilities (yurts, cabins, cottages or houses).
  • Campfires are allowed in designated areas only!
  • All pets must be kept on a leash and not be left unattended. Pets are not allowed on beaches except for designated areas (not all parks have designated areas); Campers are responsible to clean up after their pet. Not all facilities allow pets.
  • Quiet hours are enforced from 10:00 pm to 7:00 am.
  • Fireworks are prohibited in all parks at all times. No Exceptions!
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*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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Overview

Description

Just 30 miles from the Canadian Border, nestled deep below the crest of the Selkirk Mountains lies Priest Lake State Park.

Surrounded by the natural beauty of Northern Idaho and mile-high mountains, Priest Lake State Park sits along the eastern shores of Priest Lake, a 19-mile, 300+ foot deep lake.

Visitors to the park will enjoy the dense forests of cedar, fir and tamarack and will be able to observe the parks year round inhabitants such as the whitetail deer, black bear, moose and osprey.

Noted for its extremely clear water, fed by streams cascading from the high Selkirk peaks, the main body of Priest Lake extends north-south 19 miles and is connected by a 2 mile thoroughfare to the remote Upper Priest Lake, accessible only by foot or boat.

Since the time of the original Indian settlers and the Jesuit Priests of the 1800s, Priest Lake has offered a diversity of activities, and todays park visitors can enjoy many interests ranging from boating and fishing to snowmobiling and cross-country skiing.

Booking Window

Amphitheater

Sun Apr 27 2014 - Sun Jan 25 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 9 Month(s) in advance.

Boat Slips

Sun Apr 27 2014 - Sun Jan 25 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 9 Month(s) in advance.

Cabin Camper

Sun Apr 27 2014 - Sun Jan 25 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 9 Month(s) in advance.

Campsite Serviced /W/E

Sat Apr 26 2014 - Sun Jan 25 2015

Reservations must be made 1 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 9 Month(s) in advance.

Campsite Serviced /W/E/SWR

Sat Apr 26 2014 - Sun Jan 25 2015

Reservations must be made 1 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 9 Month(s) in advance.

Campsite Standard

Sat Apr 26 2014 - Sun Jan 25 2015

Reservations must be made 1 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 9 Month(s) in advance.

Conference Room

Sun Apr 27 2014 - Sun Jan 25 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 9 Month(s) in advance.

Day Use Area

Sun Apr 27 2014 - Sun Jan 25 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 9 Month(s) in advance.

Group Lodging

Sun Apr 27 2014 - Sun Jan 25 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 9 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Thu Jan 01 2015 Thu Dec 31 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Amphitheater
  • Bath House
  • Boat Launch
  • Cabins
  • Campground Host
  • Camping, Improved Site
  • Canoe Rental
  • Comfort Station
  • Dump Station
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Parking
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Retail, Store/Gift Shop
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Swimming - Beach
  • Water Drinking
  • handicap access
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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 $10.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee ($25.00 for group sites) will be charged for each reservation.

Payment Methods Accepted:
Visa Mastercard

Cancellation Policy
All cancellation requests must be submitted by mail, fax or e-mail to the park where the reservation is held.

A non-refundable fee of $10.00 ($50 for group sites) will be charged for any cancellation made at least 24 hours (21 days for group sites) prior to your scheduled arrival date. Additional lat cancellation fee may apply if the reservation is cancelled after the deadline.

Please read the Fee and Cancellation Policy for more information


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
Jan 01 2015 -
Dec 31 2015
Group Lodging $250.00
Day Use Area $25.00
Conference Room $50.00
Campsite Standard $12.00-$18.00
Campsite Serviced /W/E/SWR $24.00-$26.00
Campsite Serviced /W/E $22.00-$24.00
Cabin Camper $50.00-$55.00
Boat Slips $5.00-$9.00
Amphitheater $50.00

*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):
48.61417, -116.83056
48°36'51"N, 116°49'50"W

Take Highway 57 North from Priest River.Follow Hwy 57 for 23 miles, turn right onto Dickensheet Rd. towards Coolin.

Dickensheet Unit is on the right just across the bridge over the river. Go 4 miles into the town of Coolin and turn right on the East Shore Rd., just past the Inn at Priest Lake.

Follow the East Shore Rd. 12 miles to the Indian Creek Unit, and 24 miles to the Lionhead Unit.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

Priest Lake State Park
314 Indian CreekPark Rd.
Coolin ID 83821

Phone Number:

Information: (208)443-2200
Additional Information