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Hope, Idaho

Sam Owen Campgrpund (NFS)

Hope, Idaho

Hope, Idaho
Phone: (208) 264-0209

Sites: 80
Recent Rate: $20 6/2015

Latitude: 48.2189684888481
Longitude: -116.288759708405

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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) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers no
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) no
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water no
  • 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 ?
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit yes
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball yes
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River yes
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

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4 Reviews

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

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

We found this campground gem four years ago and just fell in love! The setting is gorgeous with sites in the pine-cedar forest as well as directly on Lake Pend Oreille. Some are pull-thru as well as back-in and they can accommodate fairly large RV's but it is best to check their website for the size of each campsite. There are no hookups or showers on site, but the bathrooms are kept quite clean. The campground hosts are very friendly and helpful. This campground is quite popular during the busy summer months so it is best to reserve a site in advance. There is a boat launch for easy access to the lake as well as a sunny beach with a roped off swimming area for children. Right next door is a private campground, Beyond Hope, that also has a wonderful Italian restaurant and outdoor barefoot bar for a nice change from campsite cooking. If you love camping by a large pristine mountain lake and surrounded by beautiful scenery, then this is the place! We camped at Sam Owen Campgrpund (NFS) in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

This campground is in a more rural area of Lake Pend Oreille, on the far east side near the Montana border. The nearest town is Sandpoint which is about a half hour drive away to the west. Sandpoint is a wonderful tourist town in North Idaho and is also right on Lake Pend Oreille, so there are water sports of all kinds to enjoy as well as excellent restaurants and shopping all within an easy walk from the town's City Beach.





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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Sam Owen is a gem of a campground located on the east side of Lake Pend Oreille, about half an hour from Sandpoint. We were lucky enough to get a site right on the lake with beautiful views. The campground is nestled in the forest so even if you do not have a lake view, the sites are still great with plenty of shade. NO hookups though, and no showers on site as well. But it is a classic campground which was clean and very enjoyable. Will definitely come back if we can reserve a site! It fills up fast! We camped at Sam Owen Campgrpund (NFS) in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

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 at Sam Owen Campgrpund (NFS) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

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 at Sam Owen Campgrpund (NFS) in a Travel Trailer.

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