Reeder Bay Campground

Photo of scenic Reeder Bay CampgroundReeder 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.

Natural Features: The campground is situated on the western shore of Priest Lake, nestled deep below the crest of the Selkirk Mountains. The lake spans 19 miles in length and reaches a depth of 300 feet. Priest Lake is noteworthy for its incredibly clear waters, fed by streams cascading from the high Selkirk peaks.  A variety of wildlife inhabits the surrounding area, including deer, elk, moose, grizzly and black bears, wolves and mountain lions.

Recreation: Wake boarding, jet skiing, bird watching and canoeing are among the many activities campers enjoy. Hike the 8-mile Lakeshore Trail which passes through alder, pine, young cedar and open hillsides of brush, providing memorable scenic views throughout the journey. Anglers seek Dolly Varden and cutthroat trout, as well as kokanee salmon, on the lake and nearby Priest River. Reservations can be made by visiting

Facilities: Reeder Bay has paved roads and parking spurs. Amenities include a pressurized water system with hydrants, flush toilets and overflow gravel parking areas.

Nearby Attractions: Explore the extensive trail system around the lake. The Upper Priest Lake Trail takes hikers and mountain bikers to the Upper Priest Lake Scenic Area, which can also be accessed by boat.

Fish Your National Forests: This site can be accessed by Passenger Car; Fish available include: Trout; Types of fishing available include: Shore, Motorized boat, Float tube, Fly, Spin; 

At a Glance

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Scenic Canyons Recreational Services, Inc. (435) 245-6521
Reservations: Reservations can be made by visiting
Open Season: Mid May - Late September
Closest Towns: Priest River, Idaho
Water: Potable water
Restroom: Flush Toilet
Information Center: Extra Vehicles: One vehicle is included in your single campsite fee. Each additional vehicle will be charged a per day fee that is collected on site (cash or check only). Maximum two vehicles per site. The 14-day stay limit is strictly enforced. Camping for a period longer than 14 days during any 30-consecutive day period is prohibited. If you have booked back-to-back reservations, you will be asked to cancel all days after the first 14. Be bear aware; keep all food out of sight in approved containers or locked inside your vehicle and remove all food from the area after eating No electric hookups at this facility This campground is 100 percent reservable. A fee will be charged for additional vehicles Maximum boat length is 20 feet

General Information


GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
48.6252, -116.89188
48°37'31"N, 116°53'31"W

Highway 57 to Nordman 37 miles, then turn right at Y junction and drive 3 miles to Reeder Bay Campground.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

Attractions include scenic 25,000-acre Priest Lake.
No. of Sites Sites are reserved through
Fire Information There are established fire rings at each site.
No. of Accessible sites 24 camp units

Lake and Pond Fishing


Enjoy the swimming area while camping at Reeder Bay.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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2400 feet