Pioneer Park Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Pioneer Park Campground is located in northeast Washington on the Pend Oreille River. Visitors enjoy hiking, fishing, boating and swimming. The campground's proximity to the city of Newport provides urban entertainment opportunities as well.

Natural Features: The campground is surrounded by groves of ponderosa pine, white pine, hemlock and grand fir trees, and sits at an elevation of 2,000 feet. Campsites are spacious and shady, with an understory of wild roses and thimbleberry. Pioneer is situated at the southern edge of Colville National Forest, near the Idaho border. The forest spans 1.1 million acres and encompasses the Okanogan, Kettle River and Selkirk Mountain Ranges.

Recreation: The Pioneer Park Heritage Trail, a short trail that highlights the history of the Kalispel Tribe, is a favorite attraction in the campground. Twelve interpretive displays are dispersed along the 0.3-mile boardwalk trail, which boasts scenic views of the river below. Excellent bass and trout fishing can be found in the Pend Oreille River. A boat ramp, picnic shelter and swimming area are located on-site. 

Facilities: Each campsite is equipped with a picnic table, campfire ring and tent pad. Amenities include vault toilets and drinking water. Gravel parking spurs can accommodate any RV size.

Nearby Attractions: The city of Newport is conveniently close for a restaurant outing or summer entertainment. Children will enjoy the Little People's Park in town. The Pioneer Park Heritage Trail #321 offers visitors a chance to view how the Kalispel Tribe historically used this area. The trail has 12 interpretative displays and an elevated boardwalk which overlooks the inside of a camas oven as well as providing a scenic view of the river. Two parking areas are available for day use parking. 

Fish Your National Forests: This site can be accessed by Passenger Car; Fish available include: Trout, Native Trout, Bass, Panfish, Pike; Types of fishing available include: Shore, Motorized boat, Spin; Boat Launch available

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Overnight use and day-use within the campground is available with full services provided by the Concessionaire. Fees will be charged. Boat launch is open.
Reservations: Reservations can be made by visiting  Reservations must be made 5 days ahead of arrival and up to 6 months in advance.
Fees Camping: $24/single site Extra vehicle: none  Day use: $5; Season Pass via concessionaire: $45
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Quiet hours between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. Campfires in developed fire pits only Fireworks are prohibited Dogs must be on leash OHV/ATV use prohibited in the campground Maximum length of stay: 14 days
Closest Towns: Newport, WA
Restroom: Vault
Passes: Camping: 50% discount for single site camping fees, with any of these passes: Interagency Senior, Interagency Access, Golden Age and Golden Access. Day use: $40 Concessionaire Season Pass accepted. No other recreation passes honored.
Operated By: Concessionaire
Information Center: Bears and cougars frequent the area; keep all food out of sight in approved containers or locked inside your vehicle and remove all food from the area after eating Entrance gates are locked from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. No electric hookups at this facility This campground has first-come, first-served sites A fee will be charged for additional vehicles No off-road vehicles allowed

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GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
48.21417, -117.05361
48°12'51"N, 117°3'13"W

From downtown Newport, travel east on U.S. Highway 2 for 0.75 miles. Immediately after crossing the Pend Oreille River bridge, turn left on LeClerc Road and travel 2 miles north to the campground.

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