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.
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.
Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $10.00
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.