Luby Bay Campground

Luby Bay Campground

Idaho Panhandle National Forests

As of July 12, Stage 2 fire restrictions are in effect. Campfires are prohibited in this campground. Gas stoves with an on/off switch are still allowed. You can learn more by following this link.


We strive diligently to keep our facilities disinfected, but cannot guarantee they are 100% free of coronavirus. Please bring your own hand sanitizer, and if you are feeling ill, help protect other campers and our employees by staying home.


Luby Bay Campground is located on the west shore of Priest Lake, 28 miles north of the Town of Priest River, ID.  It has 53 secluded campsites which are shaded by hemlock and cedar.  The campground also has a day use area with picnic units, an amphitheater, and a swimming beach with swim buoys. Several steep paths access the beach. There is also a dual-bay RV dump station, located in Upper Luby.



$23.00 per night for Lower Loop

$21.00 per night for Upper Loop
$8.00 per extra vehicle
$8.00 for day use parking
$52.00 for day use season pass

$8.00 for RV dump station

The camping fee does not cover parking in the day use area. You may walk to the day use area from your campsite for no additional charge, but parking a vehicle there will cost an additional $8.00.

Reservations: Available at Reservations can be made 6 months prior to the first day of your camping stay.

Directions: From Priest River, travel 28 miles north on State Highway 57 to Luby Bay Road. Turn right (east) on the paved Luby Bay Road and travel for 2 miles. Turn left (north) on the paved county W. Lakeshore Road and travel one mile to the campground entrances. Upper Luby will be on the left (west) and Lower Luby on the right (east).  See map below.


Open Dates: Opens one week before Memorial Day weekend (on Friday). Closes the last Monday in September.


Amenities: Pressurized drinking water, flush toilets, bear resistant dumpsters, and a dual-bay RV dump station.   Roads are paved.  Parking spurs are paved in the Lower Luby loop, and gravel in the Upper Luby loop.


Nearby: Visitors enjoy kayaking, canoeing and power boating in the nearby lake.  Fishing, swimming, birding and wildlife viewing are popular activities as well.  The public Beach Trail #48 parallels the lake through the campground.  Off-road vehicle enthusiasts will find authorized trails like the Peewee Trail, Steep Creek Trail and John Wayne Trail.

See more campgrounds managed by Scenic Canyons in the Idaho Panhandle National Forests.

For more information, visit the Forest Service website.

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