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Date of Stay: November, 2014 - $38.00
We camped here for a week in November for hunting in the area. Great park, clean restrooms and very helpful staff. The train went by five or six times our first night and only twice each night after. Will come back next summer for sure. We camped at Blue Lake RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.Undo
Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $38.00
We stayed here for 5 nights. Our site was the last one on the row of full hookup sites and closest to the highway. Between our rig and highway was a set of train tracks. Both created quite a lot of noise, day and night. Also, what we didn't know was that a small, unused space next to us was the campground's designated dump station. So several times during the morning other campers would park next to us and dump their tanks. UGH! Noise is always a factor for us when we travel. Can you get a good night's sleep here? We didn't and will not stay here again. We camped at Blue Lake RV Resort in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $36.00
Well-located if you want to take day trips up into Canada and down to Sandpoint, Ponderay and Silverwood Park. Relatively hard to get into coming from the south, as you need to execute pretty much a hairpin turn as you get off of busy Hwy. 95 (we were able to do it with our 37' motorhome pulling a car, but needed to swing wide to the right first). Our biggest issue was the nearby train track. Constant (as in all night long) huge freight trains blowing the whistle at all hours like there was no tomorrow! It's not as much Blue Lake Resort as Blues Brothers Resort (think of the scene where Jake and Elroy are in the Chicago apartment right next to the "L" train that went by every 5 seconds). If that doesn't keep you awake, then the nearby field of mooing cows or the nearby sawmill certainly will. Anyway, if you are hard of hearing, it won't be an issue, but we didn't get a good night sleep the entire time we were there. Our second issue was Wi-Fi. The resort must be connected to the Internet with a shared 300 baud tin can - darn near useless, and it logged you off every hour or so whether you were using it or not. For the price ($429 for two weeks), it was more expensive than other, much-better parks that we have stayed at. We camped at Blue Lake RV Resort in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $34.00
Great place. Although we only stayed overnight it would be great to stay and play. Great access from the highway, easy to get to town for shopping. This is not your typical parking lot side by side RV resort. It is more like a county park with trees, grass, a lake open space and the sites have ample room. The owner is friendly and went the extra mile to make sure everything is OK. Every service worked great, including Wi-Fi from the rig. One of the best places we have ever stayed. We camped at Blue Lake RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.Undo
Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $36.00
$35.75/night was for a pull-through full hookup level gravel site in the full sun (trees have been planted which will grow to provide shade) with a fire ring and picnic table. There are sites with full shade available. The owners and their staff are VERY accommodating, friendly, and helpful—they forwarded mail for us without batting an eyelash and gave us tips for local hiking trails and scenic drives. They have many activities in the campground—from swimming in the lake, lounging on the decks, playing chess on an 8’ x 8’ patio block board, swings, horseshoes, etc. to an evening wine bar for the adults. There are miles of walking/hiking/bike trials nearby in the national and state forests as well as in nearby Bonner’s Ferry and Naples. The International Selkirk Loop scenic drive in ID, WA, and British Columbia, Canada is indeed very scenic. There are railroad tracks nearest the pull-through full sun sites and when they blow their whistles at 2 AM it can wake the dead but we love trains and their noises so they were not a problem for us. The railroad tracks that pass on the other side of the campground are much further away and are not annoying at all. Free Wi-Fi is included in the rate and it worked well. AT&T and Verizon cell service is great. We received 13 over-the-air digital TV stations. We camped at Blue Lake RV Resort in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $29.00
Park sits back from main road about 5-6 hundred yards. Northbound entry to park is tight but doable. Just North of park entry is a wide space for an easy turn around. Southbound entry easy. Entry is the only drawback to a park that was a pleasant surprise. Owners have put a lot of work into their facility and it shows. The lake is swimmable and abounds with turtles near the bank. Laundry was small, only two washers and dryers but not crowded. As full-timers we would stop here again when in the area. We camped at Blue Lake RV Resort in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $35.00
This was just a one night stop along the way for us. Nice park, sites were plenty wide and tidy. Reasonably close to the highway, but not much noise at all. I'm not sure there are a lot of local attractions that would beckon a long stay, but a great place to stay en route. We camped at Blue Lake RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.Undo
Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $34.00
Our site was up on the hill & we were pretty much alone, so that was nice. We were able to get a satellite signal there but I'm pretty sure you wouldn't in the treed area. If you don't like the sound of trains, don't stay here. The tracks literally run on the property & start at 4:00 AM. There is an off leash area for dogs but it wasn't usable. It is an old vineyard strewn with barbed wire & overgrown grass. The laundry is so-so on cleanliness and one of the dryers barely put out any heat. The owners are very friendly and helpful, and the park is within an hour of the Canadian border. We camped at Blue Lake RV Resort in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $46.00
While this park is a bit rough around the edges we have stayed there before and would do so again. The roads and sites are dirt or gravel. Our site required a minimum of leveling. The premium sites all have small grassy areas. The shade present varies widely between sites. As mentioned it is not too far from the railroad and there is some rail noise, but not enough to bother us. Some of the sites are a bit close together if you have jerks for neighbors. Most kids seemed to be having a lot of fun. The presence of a deep lake and the railroad requires that people keep a good eye on their children. Had a bit of a problem getting WiFi inside the trailer, but it worked well sitting at the picnic table. The staff was very friendly and helpful. They have a nice, small laundry. We camped at Blue Lake RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.Undo
Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $30.00
This is not a “resort”. It would pass as a nice state type “park” as it is clean, but roads are gravel, steep, and narrow, and the amenities are minimal. We were not happy that we booked a 50 amp full hook up for our 43' big rig, and after driving the whole day, found out that we only had 30 amp and water. And the site was level only if you were under 20’. The front desk was apologetic and nice to help us find something more appropriate, but the misunderstanding could have been side-stepped had the person that took the reservation actually paid attention to what we said and what we repeated back to them before we ended the call. I am not sure I would refer this place to friends and family unless they were local and could visit first. We camped at Blue Lake RV Resort in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $33.00
Site D2, c.$33 +7 We like Blue Lake: its small [32 sites]; heavily treed, gravel, with forest floor type terrain in between sites; level [but uphill to get onto the site]; eclectic, so the sites are not all in a row; very near a small, very deep pond [Blue Lake]; far enough away from the highway so that the noise is not a problem; very near a railroad track, but the trains ran infrequently, and not at all at night; -3 most sites do not have a sewer hookup, but a vacant site is used as a dump. The entrance is not clearly marked, so one needs to look closely for the gravel road to the park. We would stay here again. We camped at Blue Lake RV Resort in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $32.00
While I liked this park, I wouldn't rate it as high as the previous reviewers have. On the plus side it has a lot of charm in an old-fashioned campground sort of way. There are a variety of camping options from full-service 50 amp sites to bare bones tent sites. Some of the RV sites are in a forested setting which reminded me of a state or forest service campground. Other sites are out in the open and have a view of the small lake the resort is named for. There is also one cabin for rent as well as a tepee and a tent cabin. There's lots for families to do here - swimming in the lake, kayaks for rent, a mini-golf course, horseshoes, games to check out, etc. The Wi-Fi was pretty good. On the minus side I found things a bit rough around the edges. Although the restrooms were clean enough, I don't think anyone on the staff checked them the entire time we were there (2 nights) because the one I used still had the same scraps of stray toilet paper on the floor on the last morning as it did on the night we checked in. The bathhouse is set up nicely though with individual unisex rooms that have a toilet, sink and shower. The heated floors are nice but the showers are not so nice. They have a push button flow control and you get 10 seconds (I counted) of hot water and then you have to push the button again to get more water. Seems weird to pay to take a navy shower when I could do that in my own rig. The resort adjoins a farm and we sometimes got some farm smells, but it really wasn't anything offensive. The wild vineyard is really just a little patch of grape vines that is not being tended and is getting overgrown with weeds. At one time there was deer fencing surrounding it, but the fencing has fallen down in places and so although it's available as an off leash area be aware that it is not truly enclosed. The train noise was rather loud but fortunately the trains don't seem to run too frequently. Although it's not perfect we enjoyed our stay here and would use this campground again. We camped at Blue Lake RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.Undo
Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $38.00
A small, very clean, family owned CG w/lots of amenities for families including a wine-tasting on a newly built deck overlooking Blue Lake. Sites were gravel and level. Hookups all were convenient and good Wi-Fi, although slow at times. We would stay here again in our MH. However, multiple rail lines are in the area including one right next to park: with the blowing of the obligatory engineer's whistle for a grade-crossing which is the entrance to CG. Scares you intially, but after that it was fun to also watch trains go by: many during the day, only 1-2 at night. We camped at Blue Lake RV Resort in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: May, 2012 - $30.00
This is a really nice little, family-run CG whose owners have been improving it over the four years they have owned it. The owners and work campers were all extremely nice and helpful with respect to finding things to see and do. It's in a wooded setting a few miles south of Bonners Ferry. We had a pull through for our 40' RV and were able to get satellite TV without issue; although, some other sites will be too shaded. There is some road noise, but we didn't find it objectionable. There is some infrequent train noise, but we found it kind of pleasant. The sites and roads are gravel and ours was reasonably level. The Verizon signal was 4G and strong! The CG provides excellent directions but there is one omission for northbound travelers. The left turn to Blue Lake Road is extremely tight and we were lucky to have made it with our toad connected. It turns out there is a truck pull-out /turn around about 1/4 mile further up US95. It would be much easier for longer rigs to turn around there and come back south to the campground road. The price cited is for a weekly rate and a Good Sam discount. We camped at Blue Lake RV Resort in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $35.00
This is a nice little place right off the highway. Very easy in and out. We had a pull-through site with plenty of room. We stayed here for three nights so we could drive the Selkirk Loop in our car. Great Wi-Fi (one of the best places we've encountered). The trains could be an issue if you really don't like that kind of noise, but we rather enjoyed them and they didn't bother us at all. The owner has worked hard to make this an enjoyable place to stay. He came by our site each night to ask if everything was OK or if we needed anything. Very friendly and eager to please. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Blue Lake RV Resort in a Motorhome.Undo
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