I wanted a place to tent camp while my daughter participated in a nearby soccer tournament. We were delayed and arrived at the park at about 9:30 p.m. The office was closed and the sign said to just pitch our tent near the office and check in after 8:00 the next morning. I complied and went to the office at 8:00 the next day to check in and head to the other side of the lake for the tournament. It was still closed and I waited until 8:30 with still nobody to check me in. The sign at the office said to go to a specific RV in the park to get someone to open the office. I did so and the woman who answered the door said to come back later because she, “Had not taken her shower yet.” I had a game to catch and left and never went back. And I’ll never go back again. We camped here in a Tent.
The campsites are on grass and many are not level. There are beautiful sunsets across the lake from a nice restaurant on property. There are no sewer hookups or dump area. You must pay $20 for a honey wagon to dump your tanks. There are no longer canoes to rent and the fishing in the park is very limited. The Park is not what it once was. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We wanted to explore the Sandpoint area, but found that all the RV Parks were close to one of the many railroad tracks in the area. Therefore, we settled on the Hope area. We ended up at Beyond Hope RV Park because the satellite friendly site we requested at Island View RV Park was surrounded by trees. It was a pull in and back out site that would have been difficult to enter and exit from. We moved to Beyond Hope RV Resort and got our satellite friendly site with 50 amp service. It was across the street on the east half of the park. All sites are on browned out grass and very unlevel. The 50 amp service came from a short pedestal with pull out fuses (instead of the usual 50 amp double throw breakers). The Wi-Fi signal came from the main section of the park across the street. We managed to pick up the signal with our external USB antenna. The signal was OK most of the time. There were no sewer hook ups. The closest train tracks were about 4000 ft away and not too busy and not loud enough to be a problem. So, the nights were very quiet. The "rest rooms" on the east side were portable potties on a small trailer. They were clean, but had a slightly objectionable smell. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Beyond Hope is located on the east side of beautiful Lake Pend Orielle, about a half hour drive from Sandpoint. The beach and marina are very nice as is the onsite Italian restaurant which has a large outdoor deck for dining and enjoying the amazing sunsets! The sites, like most private RV resorts, are close together but some of them do have a view of the lake. The bathrooms are very tiny but fairly clean. Nice place for a weekend get-away! We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground is primarily for families who are on vacation and using the lake. It is a destination resort. Can't add much to previous comments except the staff told me this year (2008) is the last year for the park. They had survey stakes with flags all over the place. Apparently they are taking out the park and going to subdivide into condos. So check before heading to this campground to make sure they are still open. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We really were unhappy with this campground. We stayed in 3 KOAs in 3 states before getting here, and all of them we rated 7 or 8. The only positives of Beyond Hope is boat access to the lake and deer in the park. On arrival, the first thing they have you do is make a u-turn to be taken to your website. There isn't enough room to make this u-turn in a 39' motorhome without making a 3 point turn. We had to unhook our tow vehicle due to how tight the entrances and roads were. For such a rural park in a beautiful area, they pack you into fairly small sites and the gate entrances and turns in the site are very tight for big rigs. We wouldn't call this a big-rig or child friendly campground. There's really nothing to do here at this campground - especially if you have kids. Fortunately, we were just using it to park our RV and sleep at night while we visited family nearby. Otherwise, we'd have been really bored. It's over priced for what you get. No pool, no playground. We couldn't find any hiking trails. People walk and jog on the main road to the campground, which isn't safe. The main office didn't open until 10am (which is very late for a campground). There is a restaurant here, but they don't serve breakfast, so we never ate there. Staff was OK but not overly friendly. We got the feeling that they are smug with being full this time of the year and have a "take it or leave it" attitude. We see no reason to stay here again - there are other choices up here that we will try next time. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was by far the best RV park we've ever seen. We made our reservation months in advance, and it paid off. Our view from our trailer was the beautiful lake. Grassy sites were nice and they were staggered, so although the other trailers were close, they didn't feel so close. The restaurant was good, but very expensive. We wished we would have stayed longer to enjoy the Hope Resort more. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This park is a MUST SEE!!!! There is deer all over the place. Although they say don't feed the deer everyone does. I had the opportunity to have a buck drink water out of my hand. What an experience that was. The sites are grass and large. The restaurant and lounge wasn't open the day we arrived. We will definitely come back to this park again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is in a game refuge and the deer roam freely. Although you are not supposed to feed the deer many visitors do and the deer can be persistent, but not aggressive. We had about 10-12 deer in our space every afternoon looking for a handout! The grounds are manicured, lush and very well taken care of. The staff and owners are outstanding - can't say enough about the hospitality. A five star restaurant serves lunch and dinner daily - very good! We stayed in our fifth wheel almost a month until the season was over. Can't wait to go back. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here in September of 2005, the deer were beautiful at first, then it came time to walk my dogs, there was deer droppings everywhere. They roam free so they freely eliminate. Even though you are not supposed to feed the deer, so many do that they just come to your table and try to eat your food. Due to the grass you are not allowed to put down any rugs so watch your step. The dogs think the deer droppings are chew toys or food, it's disgusting. Having the lake near is nice, you can launch your boat or visit the restaurant. Pleasant uninterrupted evenings are nonexistent. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
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This RV Park in inside a game preserve which we thought would be cool but after being there, it wasn't. The deer were actually kind of scary as they would come right up to you and people fed them and petted them. We tried to eat outside the first night and gave up as we couldn't scare them away. The sites are nice; all grass but the hookups aren't so well placed. In every site we looked at they were uphill from the RV so things didn't drain so well. The kids liked the access to the swimming beach and had a great time there. It was very quiet in the evenings which we enjoyed - no traffic sounds! The women's bathroom was having work done on it so it wasn't usable and the men's wasn't as clean as most that we've stayed in. The sites were nice though. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stopped here for 4 days and stayed 5 weeks. Rate based on monthly. Peaceful Mom & Pop built in the 70s, well maintained. Location and owners make it a 10. Earlier reservations made, the better. The park is a 10 based on adequate facility + owners + natural environment + area attractions. Prefer over busy Couer d'Alene area. Elec. VAC excellent, water & sewer at all sites. NOTE: One of few parks in the area with "on site" sewer hook ups. Some sites 50 amp & some 30 amp., some satellite friendly, some not - be sure to ask. Wi-fi spotty, but strong in office. Asphalt roads, sites are rock or grass but all firm and level. Generous site width, length - some 80' range. No trains or highways, just sounds of nature. Deer roam in park freely. Park located directly on Idaho's lasrgest lake, crystal clear with use of private swim area. Park has its own marina and boat launch or rent a boat nearby and dock it here. Area attractions: 15 min. from Sandpoint and 7 min. from Clark Fork. Visit Ranger Station for free map of "all roads" and enjoy road trips into area National Forests. Lots to do - mountain trails, nature, scenic views, 3 water falls, hiking, water sports,restaurants, Amish bakery, shopping - all near by - or just relax. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We cannot say enough about this park. It was peaceful, friendly, and best of all, right on the lake. Great shade trees and very pet friendly. The park is located in a game preserve, so the very tame deer and flock of turkeys visit the sites often. Be sure to keep food stored as the deer will eat practically anything you leave out. The grassy sites are fairly level, but can be a bit mushy. The only slight hindrance was that drivers tend to ignore the 25 mph speed limit as they pass by the camp area. The dock needs repair, but it was a pleasure to sit there and watch the great sunsets. We will definitely return to this park! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Location, location, location. Nice park, well run. Seems to have become a favorite for several to stay for months at a time. A few semi permanent tenants, with nice decks built up to their trailers or 5th's. Great views of the lake from some spots. Dock and boat ramp available. On the leeward side of the lake, so cooler in summer, warmer in winter. Game preserve, so Bambi walks thru the camps all day. You know, come to think of it - may be best for the rest of you to not visit this park. Charming place, with great sun sets! We camped here in a Motorhome.
The people are very friendly. The sites are gravel and not too well defined but ours was level and most of the other appeared level as well. Our site had excellent 30 amp power. There were deer just outside our motorhome in the evening. We paid with a check as they do not accept credit cards. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a beautiful park located on Lake Pend O'reille. The camp hosts on each loop are very friendly and helpful. This is a well known destination for Canadians. We camped in our 42" RV. There are not a lot of sites for this size and many sites need to be reserved on-line way in advance. There is a dump station and the water pressure is low so be prepared. There are rest rooms, no showers. The lake is crystal clear surrounded by a pine forest with plenty of wildlife. The beach offers a easy boat launch, a large family picnic/beach and on the other side of the launch a dog beach. There is close by laundry and shopping in near by towns. We will definitely be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
GPS N48.21956 W116.28589 Very nice lake side camping Sam Owen Campground is nestled on the banks of Lake Pend Oreille in a heavily wooded pine forest. Popular activities include hiking and boating, and in the winter, skiing. Nearby is the Game Preserve which provides plenty of opportunity to see unique wildlife up close. The lake is a clear blue and provides opportunity for not only fishing, but other water activities during the warm summer days. A boat ramp allows easy access for boating Sam Owen Campground, located on the east shore of Lake Pend Oreille, is 22 miles southeast of Sandpoint, Idaho. The campground has 80 campsites including three host campsites, a group picnic site, covered picnic shelter, day use area with 18 family picnic units and swimming beach parking, boat launch and RV dump station. Campground roads and campsite parking spurs are paved. Sam Owen Campground has universally accessible facilities. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This RV Park is a little hidden treasure. It is only open for the summer. The park has a total of 12 sites. 6 grass, 6 gravel and all of them back straight onto beautiful tree lined Trestle Creek. The park also has Trestle Creek National Forest mountains as its backdrop so each site has plenty of shade. The RV park is very well run and beautifully maintained by the on site owners, both of whom are friendly and very obliging. If there is a downside to staying in Hope it is the railway track being so close to many of the RV parks, this one included.However, the benefits of this little site far out weigh the infrequent train noise. We stayed here for a month, which is reflected in the price shown and the electric is metered. Definitely coming back again! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.