Sam Owen Campground


Photo of an RV entering Sam Owen Campground, the largest campground on the IPNFSam 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.

Amenities include a swimming beach, paved overflow parking areas, a pavilion for presentations, picnic area, flush toilets, boat launch and dock.

At a Glance

Fees Please visit or call NRRS at 1-877-444-6777, or on-line:  
Open Season: May
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Hope, Idaho
Water: Potable water
Restroom: Flush toilets
Operated By: Reserve units by calling NRRS at 1-877-444-6777 or on-line:

General Information


From Sandpoint, take State Highway 200 east 21 miles. Turn right on Peninsula Road (County Road 1028) 1 mile to Recreation Area.


Camping & Cabins

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RV Camping

Attractions include Lake Pend Oreille, fishing, swimming, boating.
Hookup - WaterNo
Reservation InfoSites are reserved through
Size Restrictions20-60 feet
No. of Sites59 sites
No. of Accessible sites1 accessible unit
Dump StationsYes
Hookups - ElectricNo
Hookup - SewerNo

Campground Camping

Attractions include Lake Pend Oreille, fishing, swimming, boating.
No. of SitesSites are reserved through
No. of Accessible sites80 camp units


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Water Activities

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Fire Danger Level: Low
Areas & Activities


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2000 feet