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Reeder Bay Campground

Idaho Panhandle National Forests

Reeder Bay Campground, located on the west shore of Priest Lake is 39 miles north of the town of Priest River.  The campground has 24 sites, shaded by a dense forest of cedar, fir and hemlock.  The road and parking spurs are paved.  A beach with an area enclosed by buoys for swimming can be accessed via a steep trail.


    $21.00 per night

    $23.00 per night for premier site

    $8.00 per extra vehicle

    $8.00 for day use

    $52.00 for day use season pass


Reservations:  Available here.

Directions:  From Priest River, travel 36 miles north on State Highway 57 to Nordman, ID, then turn right on the paved county Reeder Bay Road. Travel approximately 3 miles, then continue past the Elkin’s Resort entrance approximately 1/8 mile and the campground will be on your right.  See map below.

Season 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:  Pressurized drinking water, flush toilets and bear-resistant dumpsters.  Each site has a bear box for food storage.

Nearby:  The lake provides opportunities for fishing, wake boarding, jet skiing, bird watching and canoeing.  The nearby Priest River also provides opportunities for anglers.  Nearby trails include the 8-mile long Lakeshore Trail and The Upper Priest Lake Trail, which takes hikers and mountain bikers to the Upper Priest Lake Scenic Area, which can also be accessed by boat.

For more information, visit the Forest Service website.