Beauty Creek Campground

Photo of Beauty Creek Campground from adjacent hillside

Beauty Creek Campground is located a half mile from Lake Coeur d'Alene along the peaceful Beauty Creek. Visitors enjoy breathtaking scenery and convenient access to miles of trails.

Natural Features: The campground is nestled in a narrow valley along Beauty Creek in northern Idaho. At an elevation of 2,100 feet, it is a sparsely wooded valley surrounded by heavily wooded hillsides. Beauty Creek sits in the Idaho Panhandle National Forest, between the Cascade Mountains to the west and the Bitterroot Mountains to the east.

Recreation: The trailhead for the Caribou Ridge National Recreation Trail starts at the campground. The 5-mile trail features a moderate climb with two outstanding overlooks of Lake Coeur d'Alene. Biking and hiking trails in the area include the 1.8-mile Beauty Creek Overlook and the 4.9-mile Mt. Coeur d'Alene Viewpoint. Anglers enjoy an abundance of northern pike, chinook salmon and bass in the nearby stream.

Facilities: Beauty Creek offers about 20 spacious campsites for both tent and RV camping. Vault toilets and drinking water are provided. Parking aprons are paved. The nearest boat ramp is at Mineral Ridge, which is less than a mile from the campground. Here, visitors have easy access to boating and fishing.

Nearby Attractions: Lake Coeur d'Alene offers excellent boating, fishing and canoeing. Towns around the lake offer opportunities for para-sailing, ferry rides, paddle boating and sea plane rides.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Refer to for latest updates or call Scenic Canyons Recreational Services, Inc. at: 435-245-6521
Reservations:  Reservations can be made by visiting  There are also First-Come/First-Served campsites at this facility.
Open Season: Late May - Mid-September
Closest Towns: Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Water: Potable water
Restroom: Vault toilets
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. Due to dry weather conditions in late summer, camping season may end early to prevent forest fires Bears frequent the area; all food must be kept in approved containers This campground has first-come, first-serve sites

General Information


GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
47.60639, -116.66861
47°36'23"N, 116°40'7"W

From Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, go east on I-90 to exit 22, then turn south on ID-97. Drive 2.5 miles to Forest Road 438 and turn left. Go one mile and look for signs.


 Accessible picnic shelter and vault toilets

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

Attractions include camping, hiking, Lake Coeur d'Alene
No. of Sites Sites are available on a first come, first served basis.
Fire Information There are established fire rings at each site.
No. of Accessible sites 20 camp units

Lake and Pond Fishing

Lake fishing on Coeur d'Alene Lake.

Day Hiking

Forest Service and BLM trailheads are a short distance from Beauty Creek Campground.


The day use area is suitable for individual and group use. It features a covered pavilion.
No. of Sites 7
Reservation Info This sites operates on a first-come, first-served basis. It is a nonfee site.
Fire Information Barbeque grills

Group Picnicking

The day use area is suitable for individual and group use. It features a covered pavilion
Reservation Info This sites operates on a first-come, first-served basis.

Boating - Motorized

Explore Coeur d'Alene Lake by boat from nearby Beauty Bay.

Related Information

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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  Elevation : 
2100 feet