Athol, Idaho

Farragut State Park

Athol, Idaho

Athol, Idaho
Phone: (208) 683-2425

Sites: 190
Recent Rate: $46 7/2015

Latitude: 47.9486609971627
Longitude: -116.60888671875

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

22 Reviews

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Jay Gustin

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $100.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed at this park during the historic heat wave of July 2015. On July 2nd it was 102 degrees at our site. The site we stayed in (023) is a full shaded pull-through site and made the heat a little more bearable. The campsites are very well maintained and the staff was very courteous. We found a secluded spot on the lake shore and enjoyed the cool water during the heat This park is a 4500 acre former naval base from 1942-1946. A lot of history there if you're in to that. If you bring a boat the boat launch gets very crowded about 10 AM. We will definitely visit this park again. We camped at Farragut State Park in a Tent Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

The registration store has ice and a few other things, but there is a little grocery store just on the other side of US 95 to the left.





Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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Review Count: 96
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $46.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate is for non-resident and includes a $10 reservation fee and $5/day motor vehicle fee for our car in tow. Site was paved, 50 amp electric, and water. Good Verizon cell/MiFi reception and good satellite reception. There was a forest fire nearby and many of the day use facilities were closed, but the Gilmore campground loop was open. We stayed two nights and would return. We camped at Farragut State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 49
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

We enjoyed our two day stay at this very large state park about 20 miles north of Coeur D' Alene. We recommend reservations since it is a very popular park. The campsites in the Waldron camping area were paved with sand/gravel tent areas. The site was raked and cleaned by the host before arrival. Sites have little privacy and are fairly close together for a state park. Bathrooms were new with 6 separate individual showers with changing areas. Baths and showers may be inadequate for the number of sites. You have to drive or bike to other areas of the park since it is a large park. The swimming area was beautiful in a small cove with a gravel beach and clear, cool water. The Brig Museum which has displays on the history of the Navy training facility that operated during WW II was very interesting. Located within 15 miles of all kinds of shopping and restaurants. We camped at Farragut State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

If you come here in big rig...beware!! We reserved a campsite in the Snowberry campground some months prior, having never visited the park. Upon arrival, the check in process was very busy and very slow. Once you got to the agent and had your license plate number with reservation in place it went quick. A lot of people do not know their license plate numbers and are not good with directions given even when drawn on a map with highlighter! We drove to the Snowberry campground (we have a 40 foot diesel pusher coach - BIG RIG!)...and let me tell you! Had literally 1-2 ft. of clearance between large trees and had to drive most of the way through the park to get to our site with these and trees/bushes scraping the sides all the way ...was nerve racking just on the straight parts...then around corners with large rocks on one side, trees on the other...and then on arrival at the assigned site...with help from my wife with radio, took at least 20 minutes to back into the site! A good thing no one had taken the site across the road, as I had to use most of it to get into our site. This park is even listed as big rig friendly....unless you have a lot of experience and know your big rig well, you might want to come look and give it some thought before you drive into one of these campgrounds. This park is okay for smaller RV's and truck/trailer campers. Upon leaving, we had to wait for the campers to leave from across the road to get out of our site. Once we were in and set up, we really enjoyed the park...the lakeshore trail is magnificent, as is the cleanliness and well kept campground/ campsites. No train noise, no traffic noise...a great park. Sites only had water and 30 amp electric. Sewer dump was good, although was busy as everyone leaves at the 1 pm checkout time and everyone has to empty....also no cell service in Snowberry. We camped at Farragut State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 47
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a very nice, and very large, state park. A former WW II Navy training base. It has four different campground areas. We stayed in Waldron, which turned out to be the only one suitable for our 38' fifth wheel (not all sites were large enough here either). We had a nice pull through site, which was very large and comfortable. The bathrooms appeared rather new and were maintained to the highest standard by the hosts. Several great hiking trails and a not to miss WW II museum (free) at the old Navy brig. Overall, good location mid way between Coeur D'Alene and Sandpoint. No Wi-Fi and insufficient signal to use my Sprint hotspot. Got 2 TV channels with antenna. We camped at Farragut State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Tour For Kids

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

This extremely well run, well organized State Park offers something for everyone. Beautiful location. Large peaceful sites. We camped at Farragut State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 39
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

This was a very nice campground. (We stayed in Snowberry.) Sites are large, private, and well-shaded. The hosts rake the gravel after campers leave and take good care of the sites. The park is bordered by an absolutely beautiful lake (Pend Oreille). There is a fine museum in the park that recalls its days as a Naval Training Center during WWII. We also enjoyed visiting the community of Bayview. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Farragut State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 71
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

First time here, looked for help from the registration volunteers for a site and campground recommendation, and did not get much help here. Ended up at the Snowberry loop, which seems to be the more wooded campground. The roads are very tight and curvy which makes navigating tough and you must go slow. We had a back in spot, which was challenging for a 30’ 5th wheel. But the biggest issue were the untrimmed trees, which were looking to rip a hole in my roof: but lost out to my clippers. Had issues with the GFCI on the post, as soon as my progressive unit would complete testing, the GFCI at the post would trip. Ran a cord to another site with the same issue. Ended up going to 20amp and using a 2-3 prong adaptor that the camp host lent me (to remove the ground) which allowed us to have electricity. Have never had an issue like this, the Ranger said it is a common one here. We camped at Farragut State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Pat Eastes

Review Count: 27
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

This was a very nice park. It was interesting to know that this was a former naval base during WW2. There was MUCH room for hiking and general outdoor activity. The only thing that was wrong was that the park was extremely loud at night. It was obvious that most of the park's campers did not understand camping manners. Unfortunately, the campground host (who normally keeps everything under control) was not handling the situation. Once it gets to "quiet hours" things should settle down. Both kids and parents were screaming, yelling, and just being extremely loud. Loud kids and loud parents. I would not camp here again because it was the loudest campground in which I have ever camped. We camped at Farragut State Park in a Truck Camper.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2011 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

One of the jewels of North Idaho. The newer campgrounds are level and spacious with clean restrooms and showers. When booking sites, choose carefully if you have a larger motorhome. The older campground - Snowberry can be a tight fit. There is 1 dump station in the park. Lots of trails for biking, walking and a frisbie golf course. It also has a lot of World War II history - worth visiting is the Brig and other sites. Negative: the campgrounds are a long ways away to the lake and swimming areas. We camped at Farragut State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 176
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: September, 2010 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Wow, this is really camping! You can smell the pine trees, and there are squirrels, chipmunks, and birds all over the place. Beautiful park. There are four camping areas. Waldron, Gilmore, Snowberry, and Whitetail. Of the four, Whitetail is the "non-hookup" campground, the other three campgrounds are water and electric. During my stay, Waldron was the only campground open, the rest were closed for the season. Waldon has three camping loops. Each loop in Waldron has one spot with a small, but nice camping cabin to rent. In Waldron, the camping spots are appropriately spaced apart to allow for privacy. Plenty of woods to enjoy. Some spaces are pull through, and some are back-in. Some sites have 50 amp, some have 30 amp. The sites in Waldron are all paved, with a gravel tent pad, very nice metal picnic table, and fairly new fire rings with attached grills. The rangers want you to keep your tents on the pad and not on the grass. There are grey water sink pit drains located every few camp sites. In addition to the four campgrounds, there is a "primitive" camping area called Camp Ward for around $10. You must have a "fully self contained" camping vehicle for this area. Firewood is available from the camp host for $5. Even though Waldron was the only campground open, the restrooms were shut down. Only the vault toilets were available for use. At this time of year, it was first come first serve. You check in at the Visitor Center and they give you a site. The dump station has three lanes, NO WAITING! As far as camping is concerned, I can't find any "negatives" about this park. I don't like to give 10's, but can't justify giving this park only a 9. I don't know if satellites work here, but over the air, you will get only two TV stations. Also, I want to point out that I could not use my electric scooter bike here. My electric scooter bike does not require a license (in most states), but the park requires that all "motorized" vehicles be licensed and street legal. I believe my scooter bike (powered by a battery) is a "gray area," but I didn't push the issue. Also, while I was checking in, I heard something said to someone else about, "If you don't tow your car in, you pay extra for the car." So, this park may be picky about "your tow car actually has to be towed." We camped at Farragut State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2010 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

Great family park with nature related activities for the family to get involved with. Naval base is interesting. Close proximity to Coeur d' Alene and shopping. Very clean facilities and fairly private sites. We staying in the Waldron Kestrel loop. On our list for a return visit. We camped at Farragut State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Al Larson

Review Count: 117
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: September, 2009 - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

Farragut State Park is a 4,000 acre park that lies on the shore of Lake Pend Oreille between Coeur D’Alene and Sandpoint, Idaho. During WW II, the site was the location of a Naval Training Center which housed over 30,000 trainees. The only remaining building is the former Brig which now is houses a museum that’s worth a visit for those interested in 20th century history. The park has 4 campgrounds: Waldron, Gilmore, Whitetail and Snowberry. This review pertains to the newest, Gilmore. Its’ paved sites are well spaced and most are a good distance away from the park’s interior access road. Both pull through (parallel to the road) and back-in sites are available. The park has miles of hiking/biking trails plus numerous closed roadways for biking. If you enjoy the solitude of the woods, you’ll love this park. We camped at Farragut State Park in a Motorhome.

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rick and ellie

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2009 - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

A beautiful state park. Campground is 3 years old. Big pull thru's or back-ins. Spacious sites, fire ring and wood available from host. A beautiful area. Much better alternative to commercial sites in area. About a mile from the lake, and many hiking and bike trails. Laundry in town of Bay View about 4 miles away. We camped at Farragut State Park in a Motorhome.

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Addicted Camper

Review Count: 20
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2009 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice state park with excellent camping facilities. Beautiful setting on Lake Pend Oreille with easy access to Sandpoint, Silverwood Amusement Park, and Coeur d' Alene. We camped in Snowberry Loop which is more heavily treed and the sites are all gravel with partial hook-ups. The road in this loop is narrow, so big rigs would not want to camp here, but Nighthawk, Kestrel, and Redtail loops are more open and can accommodate large RVs. Great park to ride your bike as well as for boating and swimming. We've camped here several times and would definitely go back! We camped at Farragut State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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