Beaver Creek Campground


Photo of the swimming area at Beaver Creek CG.Beaver Creek Campground sits in the Idaho Panhandle National Forest, offering phenomenal views of the Selkirk Mountains across the reflective waters of Priest Lake.

Natural Features: The campground is situated on the shores of Priest Lake at an elevation of 2,500 feet, shaded by hemlock and cedar. Priest Lake consists of the main lake, where most water recreation takes place, and the smaller Upper Priest Lake to the north. The two lakes are divided by a narrow channel.

Recreation: A local beach is easily accessible, where swimming and boating are available. Visitors enjoy kayaking, canoeing or power boating up a 2.5-mile channel called Thoroughfare that leads to the Upper Priest Lake Scenic Area, where birding is a popular activity. Beaver Creek has two trailheads, one for the 9-mile Navigation Trail that heads north, and one for the 8-mile Lakeshore Trail that heads south. Both trails offer sweeping mountain views and are enjoyed by both hikers and horseback riders. Anglers find an abundance of trout fishing in Beaver Creek and in Upper and Lower Priest Lake.

Facilities: Beaver Creek offers approximately 42 spacious, reservable campsites, including one large group site that can accommodate up to 35 guests. Amenities include drinking water, vault toilets and picnic tables. A boat ramp is just outside the campground entrance for boats 20 feet long or shorter.

Nearby Attractions: Cross country skiing and snow shoeing are excellent in the Kaniksu Forest Region of Priest Lake.

At a Glance

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Priest Lake Ranger District 208-443-2512
Reservations: Reservations can be made by visiting
Open Season: Mid May - Late September
Closest Towns: Priest River, Idaho
Water: Potable water
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. First-come, first-serve sites may be available Maximum length for boats is 20 feet. A per-day, per-vehicle fee will be collected beginning with the 2nd vehicle Due to bear activity, a food storage order is now in place on the Kaniksu National Forest; food and other attractants must be stored in hard-sided vehicles except when being prepared, used or consumed

General Information


GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
48.73417, -116.86917
48°44'3"N, 116°52'9"W

From Priest River, Idaho, take Highway 57 north to Nordman, then turn right on Reeder Bay Road and continue for 12 miles into the campground.

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Campground Camping

Attractions include scenic 25,000-acre Priest Lake, thorofare to Upper Priest Lake.
No. of SitesSites are reserved through
No. of Accessible sites40 normal camp units

Group Camping

The group site will accommodate up to 35 people and up to 15 vehicles. Amenities include 6 tent pads, 4 picnic tables, a vault toilet and a horseshoe pit.
No. of Sites1
Reservation InfoReservations are required. Reserve on
No. of Accessible sites1 of 1 site is accessible


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2500 feet