Panhandle Campground

Area Status: Open

This campground is located 30 miles north of Newport (15 miles north of Usk) adjacent to LeClerc Road (County Road #9325). This small campground, lies next to the Pend Oreille River and is suitable for both tent and RV camping with large RV’s.  Most campsites are private and are in walking distance of the river.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Boat launch currently open and will require a Day Use fee starting May 17, 2024.
Reservations: Sites are available by reservation at (1-877-444-6777).
Area Amenities: 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
Open Season: May 17 - Labor Day Weekend
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. Discount not available on double or group sites.
  • 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 Newport, WA:  Follow State Highway 20 north for 15 miles to the town of Usk. Cross the bridge over the Pend Oreille River on the east edge of town. Turn north onto LeClerc Road (County Road 9325) and follow it for 15 miles to the campground entrance.

Google map directions from Newport, WA


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

  • Tent and RV campsites available. Sites can be reserved up to six months in advance through NRRS.

RV Camping

  • Campsites are suitable for small to large RV’s.

River and Stream Fishing

  • Excellent fishing opportunities on the Pend Oreille River. Boat launch on site. Bass, trout.


  • Small picnic area which overlooks the Pend Oreille River.

Boating - Motorized

  • Boat launch on site which provides access to the Pend Oreille River. Excellent fishing opportunities.

Boating - Non-Motorized

  • Many opportunities for kayakers and canoeists on the river and surrounding lakes.


  • Small beach area adjacent to the river. No lifeguard on duty.


  • The campground boat launch provides easy access to the Pend Oreille River for both activities. 


  • The campground boat launch provides easy access to the Pend Oreille River for both activities. 


Camping trailer: Maximum vehicle length 50 feet
Picnic tables: Day Use Fee
Parking: Day Use Fee
Toilets: Vault
Accessible: Limited number of campsites
Boat ramp: Fees charged Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend
Drinking water: Available at the Campground

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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2,200 feet