Campground Spotlight - Mokins Bay


Mokins Bay Campground is located near the eastern shore of Hayden Lake in the northwest part of the Bitterroot Mountain Range of northern Idaho. This beautiful campground offers its visitors the feeling of solitude in a forested setting of a heavy canopy of pine trees. In the springtime, wildflowers consisting of trillium and buttercups create a stunning backdrop for the campers. Beautiful Hayden Lake, which was formed by the Missoula Floods that occurred nearly 15,000 years ago at the end of the last Ice Age, consists of 40 miles of shoreline and 3,800 acres of surface area to explore.


Within 10 miles of the campground, there is an accessible boat ramp and an area for swimming. Boating and other water sports are popular activities on Hayden Lake along with fishing for both large and small-mouth bass. You can also fish in other surrounding lakes and streams for cutthroat trout and other species of fish. The cities of Hayden Lake and Coeur d’Alene are nearby which offer several tourist attractions and restaurants. You can also continue going north on Highway 95 and visit the Silverwood Theme Park. Or you can just stay at the campground and enjoy the peace and solitude of being in the outdoors.


Mokins Bay campground offers 15 camp sites, of which 8 can be reserved by visiting recreation.gov. Amenities include drinking water, campfire rings, picnic tables, paved parking spurs and vault toilets. A horseshoe pit is also onsite to enjoy a good game of horseshoes with your family and friends. The campground is open from mid-May to the end of September each year.



To get to Mokins Bay Campground, from Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, take Highway 95 north for 6.1 miles to Lancaster Road. Turn right and continue 6.3 miles to a “Y” intersection. Then bear right and continue to Mokins Road, turn left and go 0.1 mile to the campground entrance. Access to the campground is paved.


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