Outlet Bay Campground at Priest Lake

Idaho Panhandle National Forests
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Outlet Bay Campground is located on the west shore of Priest Lake.  It has 28 sites spread across three loops.  Some sites are heavily wooded, while others are in more open areas.  The campground has a swim beach with an area enclosed with swim buoys which is accessed by a steep trail.

    $23.00 per night for premier site

    $21.00 per night for non-premier sites
    $8.00 per extra vehicle
    $8.00 for day use
    $52.00 for day use season pass

Reservations:  Available here.

Directions:  From Priest River, ID travel north on Highway 57 for approximately 25 miles, then turn right on the paved Outlet Bay Road.  Continue about ½ mile to the county W. Lakeshore Road (gravel). Turn left (north) and travel approximately ½ mile to the campground entrance which will be on your right (east).  See map below.

Open Dates:  Opens one week before Memorial Day weekend (on Friday).  Closes the last Monday in September.  Water is expected to be available from Memorial Day weekend until the campground closes, weather permitting.

Amenities:  Flush toilets, drinking water, and bear resistant dumpsters.  Roads and parking spurs are paved.  Water spigots do not allow filling RV tanks - the nearest tank fill is at visitor center dump station.

Nearby:  Beach Trail #48 starts at the campground; it parallels the lakeshore on the east side of the campground, and continues north for eight miles.  The Chipmunk Rapids Trail is also nearby.  For off-highway vehicles, the Peewee Trail, Steep Creek Trail, and John Wayne Trail are nearby.  A RV dump station is located five miles south of the campground, at Luby Bay Campground.

For more information, visit the Forest Service website.