Colville National Forest
Pioneer Park Campground
Due to COVID-19, this campground will not open until May 29. We strive diligently to keep our facilities disinfected, but we cannot guarantee that our facilities 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.
Pioneer Park Campground is located in northeast Washington on the Pend Oreille River. Visitors enjoy hiking, fishing, boating and swimming. The campground's proximity to the city of Newport provides urban entertainment opportunities as well.
$24 per night
$5 for day use
$45 season pass for day use areas managed by Scenic Canyons on Colville National Forest
Reservations: To reserve sites go to recreation.gov. Reservations can be made 6 months prior to the first day of your camping stay.
Natural Features: The campground is surrounded by groves of ponderosa pine, white pine, hemlock and grand fir trees, and sits at an elevation of 2,000 feet. Campsites are spacious and shady, with an understory of wild roses and thimbleberry.
Pioneer is situated at the southern edge of Colville National Forest, near the Idaho border. The forest spans 1.1 million acres and encompasses the Okanogan, Kettle River and Selkirk Mountain Ranges.
Recreation: The Pioneer Park Heritage Trail, a short trail that highlights the history of the Kalispel Tribe, is a favorite attraction in the campground. Twelve interpretive displays are dispersed along the 0.3-mile boardwalk trail, which boasts scenic views of the river below.
Excellent bass and trout fishing can be found in the Pend Oreille River. A boat ramp, picnic shelter and swimming area are located on-site.
Facilities: Each campsite is equipped with a picnic table, campfire ring and tent pad. Amenities include vault toilets, drinking water and garbage service. Gravel parking spurs can accommodate any RV size.
Nearby Attractions: The city of Newport is conveniently close for a restaurant outing or summer entertainment. Children will enjoy the Little People's Park in town.
Open Dates: One week before Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day.
Directions: From downtown Newport, travel east on U.S. Highway 2 for 0.75 miles. Immediately after crossing the Pend Oreille River bridge, turn left on LeClerc Road and travel 2 miles north to the campground. See map below.
See more campgrounds managed by Scenic Canyons in the Colville National Forest.
For more information, visit the Forest Service website.