Camping Around Priest Lake
Priest Lake State Parks of Idaho Parks and Recreation
Dickensheet Unit Campground
Indian Creek Unit Campground
Lionhead Unit Campground
Priest Lake Ranger District of the US Forest Service
Outlet campground is located on the southwest shore of Priest Lake at the headwaters of Priest River. Campers come to Outlet for sunshine, fishing, boating, kayaking, and the breathtaking views of the rugged Selkirk Mountains of the Idaho Panhandle National Forests.
Campers come to Osprey for sunshine and boating at Priest Lake, and for breathtaking views of the rugged Selkirk Mountains. Fishing is also a big draw, with trout just waiting to be caught. While here, watch for moose, grizzly and black bears, wolves, mountain lions and deer. Osprey, as inferred by the campground name, also inhabit the area.
Luby Bay (upper & lower)
Luby Bay Campground is located near both Lamb Creek and Priest Lake. The campground is densely wooded with nicely secluded sites, and is within easy access to many great views of the Selkirk Mountains.
Reeder Bay Campground
Reeder Bay Campground is a picturesque hideaway for nature immersion and relaxing water sports on Priest Lake. Campsites are shaded by a dense forest of cedar, fir and hemlock. Campers visit Reeder for its incredible beach that slopes down into the refreshing, clear lake.
Beaver Creek Campground
Beaver Creek Campground sits in the Idaho Panhandle National Forest, offering phenomenal views of the Selkirk Mountains across the reflective waters of Priest Lake.
Ledgewood Picnic Area (Day Use)
Kalispell Boat Launch and Porta Potty Dump
Largest Priest Lake island located near west shore approximately seven miles from the south end of the lake. Receives heaviest use of all islands. 52 developed campsites scattered around the island at 12 separate locations first-come, first-served. Vault toilets at 8 sites; porta-potties required at other sites. All sites have tables, fire rings; no drinking water PACK-IT-IN PACK-IT-OUT. Large beach areas. Volunteer campground hosts in summer. Two day use areas (Sandy Point & Kalispell Vista). Groupsite: #29 Three Pines.
Located mid-lake approximately six miles from the south end of the lake. 23 developed campsites at 8 locations; first-come, first-served. Vault toilets at Sunshine Campsite and Lone Pine day use area; porta-potties required at all other sites. All sites have tables, fire rings; no drinking water. PACK-IT-IN PACK-IT-OUT. Large beach areas. Volunteer campground hosts in summer. Groupsite: #22 Sunrise.
Eightmile Island (Day Use)
Upper Priest Lake
- No drinking water.
- Vault toilets; fire rings; PACK-IT-IN PACK-IT-OUT.
- No fee; first-come, first-served.
- Beach area.
- Accessible only via watercraft or hiking.
Two campsites at the mouth of Upper Priest Lake where it empties into the Thorofare – on east shore. Heavy close-in boat traffic during summer.
Four campsites on the southwest shore of Upper Priest Lake.
Trapper Creek Campground
Five campsites on the northeast shore of Upper Priest Lake.
Four campsites on the northwest shore of Upper Priest Lake.