Pioneer Park Campground

Area Status: Open
Boat launch

*Pioneer Boat Launch is open, though erosion damage may make launching difficult. Use at you own risk. (6/21/2023)*

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.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: PioneerĀ Boat Launch is open, though erosion damage may make launching difficult. Use at you own risk. (6/21/2023)
Reservations: Sites are available by reservation at (1-877-444-6777).
Area Amenities: Interpretive Site, Accessible, Boat ramp, Tent camping, Camping trailer, Picnic tables, Toilets, Drinking water, Parking
  • Camping: $29/single site
  • Extra vehicle: $10 (Overflow Parking)
  • Day use: $10
  • Season Day Pass for Colville and Idaho Panhandle: $52
  • Day use picnic shelter: $55 (reservable through
Open Season: May 24 - September 30
Restrictions: Washington state fishing license required. See Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife at for more information. 
  • Quiet hours between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.
  • Campfire in developed fire ring only        
  • Fireworks are prohibited
  • Pets must be on leash       
  • OHV use prohibited in the campground          
  • Maximum length of stay: 14 days       
  • Food and wildlife attractants must be properly stored at all times
Closest Towns: Newport, WA
  • Camping: 50% discount for single site camping fees, with any of these passes: Interagency Senior, Interagency Access, Golden Age and Golden Access.
  • Day use: $52 Concessionaire Season Pass accepted. No other recreation passes honored.
Operated By: Scenic Canyons Recreational Services
Information Center: Concessionaire: Scenic Canyons -

General Information


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 South LeClerc Road and travel 2 miles north to the campground entrance.

Google map directions from Newport, WA

Latitude 48.21417 Longitude -117.05361

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

Recreation areas with activity Campground Camping:
  • Tent and RV campsites available. Sites can be reserved up to six months in advance through

RV Camping

Recreation areas with activity RV Camping:
  • Campsites are suitable for small to large RV’s.

River and Stream Fishing

Recreation areas with activity River and Stream Fishing:
  • Excellent fishing opportunities on the Pend Oreille River. Boat launch on site. Bass, trout.

Day Hiking

Recreation areas with activity Day Hiking:
Difficulty Level: Easy

Interpretive Areas

Recreation areas with activity Interpretive Areas:


Recreation areas with activity Picnicking:
  • Day use area with a covered picnic shelter (reservable for $50 through campgroung host).

Boating - Motorized

Recreation areas with activity Boating - Motorized:
  • Boat launch on site which provides access to the Pend Oreille River. Excellent fishing opportunities.

Boating - Non-Motorized

Recreation areas with activity Boating - Non-Motorized:
  • Many opportunities for kayakers and canoeists on the river and surrounding lakes.


Recreation areas with activity Swimming:
  • Small beach area adjacent to the river.


Recreation areas with activity Tubing:
  • The campground boat launch provides easy access to the Pend Oreille River for tubing. 


Recreation areas with activity Waterskiing:
  • The campground boat launch provides easy access to the Pend Oreille River for waterskiing. 


Interpretive Site: Pioneer Park Heritage Trail #321
Camping trailer: Maximum vehicle length 55 feet
Picnic tables: Picnic shelter reservable through campground host, $50
Toilets: Vault
Parking: Day Use Fee
Accessible: Limited number of campsites
Boat ramp: Day Use Fee
Drinking water: Available at the Campground

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities



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