Idaho Panhandle National Forests
Beaver Creek Campground
Beaver Creek Campground, located on the northwest shore of Priest Lake, is 48 miles north of the town of Priest River. Beaver Creek has 41 campsites and a group site that can accommodate up to 35 people. The roads and campsite parking spurs are paved. The campground also has a swim beach with an area enclosed by swim buoys. Access to the beach is by a steep trail or steep steps. Hemlock and cedar provide shade. The elevation is 2,500 feet.
A day use area has parking for 20 cars. The beach is reached by walking 150 feet on a steep trail (it is difficult for people with access needs to get there).
$24.00 per night
$10.00 extra vehicle
$48.00 per night
$10.00 extra vehicle
$85.00 per night
Day Use Area:
$8.00 per vehicle
$52.00 season pass
Reservations: Available at recreation.gov. The group site can be reserved one year prior to the first day of your camping stay. All other sites can be reserved 6 months prior to the first day of your camping stay.
Directions: From Priest River, travel 36 miles north on State Highway 57 to Nordman. Turn right on the paved county Reeder Bay Road. Continue another 12 miles on paved road to the campground. (Near the Granite Creek Bridge, the paved road turns into a Forest Service road, #2512). See map below.
Season Dates: Opens on the Friday before Memorial Day. Closes on the last Monday in September at noon.
Amenities: Pressurized drinking water, vault toilets, and bear resistant dumpsters. The day use area is pack it in, pack it out.
Nearby: A boat launch (for boats up to 20 feet long) is available just south of the campground. Visitors enjoy kayaking, canoeing, and power boating on Priest Lake. Two trails are available - the Navigation Trail heads north for 9 miles, while the Lakeshore Trail heads south for 8 miles. Trout fishing is available in Beaver Creek and in Priest Lake.
See more campgrounds managed by Scenic Canyons in the Idaho Panhandle National Forests.
For more information, visit the Forest Service website.