SAM OWEN, ID

Sam Owen Campground is nestled on the banks of Lake Pend Oreille in a densely wooded forest of pine and cedar. Popular activities include hiking, canoeing, swimming and boating in summer, and skiing in winter.Sam Owen Campground is situated on a peninsula on the east side of Lake ...
Status: Closed through Thu May 08 2014   Season Dates

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  • Be sure to reserve a site that will accommodate your equipment. The site you reserve is your site. You may not move to another site.
  • 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.
  • Bears frequent the area; keep all food out of sight in approved containers or locked inside your vehicle and remove all food from the area after eating
  • This campground has first-come, first-served sites
  • Limit one vehicle per site; a daily fee will be charged for extra vehicles
  • No soap, shampoo or use of other toiletries in lake
  • Click here for more information on 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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Overview

Overview

Sam Owen Campground is nestled on the banks of Lake Pend Oreille in a densely wooded forest of pine and cedar. Popular activities include hiking, canoeing, swimming and boating in summer, and skiing in winter.

Natural Features:

Sam Owen Campground is situated on a peninsula on the east side of Lake Pend Oreille in the Idaho Panhandle National Forest, at an elevation of 2,000 feet. The lake spans 82,088 acres and has 125 miles of shoreline.

The well-loved campground shares a peninsula with the Sam Owen Game Preserve, which provides plenty of opportunities to see wildlife up close. Deer are very easy to spot, and watching for unique birds is a rewarding activity.

Recreation:

A sandy beach draws crowds of sunbathers and swimmers. Visitors also like to hike the half-mile, accessible Sam Owen Trail #4. The trail reaches a beautiful vista of Owens Bay, where hikers can rest on benches and take in the astonishing view.

Anglers take pleasure in catching kamloops, Dolly Varden, northern pike, trout and catfish. A boat ramp and dock are located on-site.

Facilities:

Amenities include a picnic area, paved overflow parking areas and an amphitheater for educational programs. Campsites do not have electric hookups but a group picnic shelter has electricity and lights. Accessible flush toilets, drinking water and a dump station are provided.

Nearby Attractions:

The Pend Oreille Scenic Byway is well worth exploring.

Booking Window

GROUP PICNIC AREA

Mon Apr 28 2014 - Fri Apr 24 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC

Mon Apr 28 2014 - Fri Apr 24 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

RV NONELECTRIC

Mon Apr 28 2014 - Fri Oct 24 2014

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

STANDARD NONELECTRIC

Mon Apr 28 2014 - Fri Oct 24 2014

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

Season Dates
2014:
Scented Leaf loop:
Peak: Jun 23, 2014 to September 1, 2014.
Dancing Shadows Loop:
Peak: May 23, 2014 to September 1, 2014.
Red Sun, Skipping Stone Loops and Group Sites:
Walk-In: May 9, 2014 to May 15, 2014.
Peak: May 16, 2014 to September 14, 2014.
Walk-In: September 15, 2014 to September 21, 2014.

2015:
Scented Leaf loop and Dancing Shadows Loop:
Peak: May 15, 2015 to September 7, 2015.
Red Sun, Skipping Stone Loops and Group Sites:
Walk-In: May 8, 2015 to May 14, 2015.
Peak: May 15, 2015 to September 7, 2015.
Walk-In: September 8, 2015 to September 20, 2015.

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Walk In Fri May 09 2014 Thu May 15 2014
Peak Fri May 16 2014 Sun Sep 14 2014
Walk In Mon Sep 15 2014 Sun Sep 21 2014
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Accessible Picnic Shelters
  • Amphitheater
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Firewood Vendor
  • Host
  • Lake Access
  • Parking Area
  • Swimming
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
Walk In Season
May 09 2014 -
May 15 2014
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $20.00-$22.00
RV NONELECTRIC $20.00
GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC $80.00
GROUP PICNIC AREA $65.00
Peak Season
May 16 2014 -
Sep 14 2014
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $20.00-$22.00
RV NONELECTRIC $20.00
GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC $80.00
GROUP PICNIC AREA $65.00
Walk In Season
Sep 15 2014 -
Sep 21 2014
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $20.00-$22.00
RV NONELECTRIC $20.00
GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC $80.00
GROUP PICNIC AREA $65.00

*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):
48.21667, -116.28306
48°13'0"N, 116°16'59"W

From Sandpoint, take State Highway 200 east 21 miles. Turn right on Peninsula Road (County Road 1028) and continue 1 mile to the recreation area.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

SAM OWEN
IDAHO PANHANDLE NATIONAL FORES
ID

Phone Number:

Information: (208)264-0209