Devil's Elbow Campground

Photo of the wide open group site at Devils ElbowDevil's Elbow Campground is perched on the banks of the North Fork Coeur d'Alene River, providing a perfect escape for a warm summer weekend. Here, visitors can camp in tents or RVs and spend their days fishing or floating the river.

Natural Features: The campground sits among lodgepole and other mixed pines along the river at an elevation of 2,600 feet. The area is located in the Coeur d’ Alene mountains 69 miles from popular Coeur d'Alene Lake. Wildlife watchers and photographers have the chance to see mule deer, moose, osprey and calliope hummingbirds.

Recreation: Rafting, swimming and kayaking are favorite activities on the river. Rafters will find class I-III rapids further down the river. Catch-and-release cutthroat trout fishing is also popular. Visitors also enjoy explore the river valley on foot to see nearby Downey Creek or Valitons Creek.

Facilities: Devil's Elbow Campground has 20 campsites including one host site and a group site. The group site can accommodate up to 50 people. Amenities include hand-pump drinking water and vault toilets. Campground roads are paved and parking spurs are short but wide enough for parking two vehicles alongside a trailer.

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
Open Season: Memorial Day - Labor Day
Closest Towns: Wallace, Idaho
Water: Potable water
Restroom: Vault toilets
Operated By: Reserve units by calling NRRS at 1-877-444-6777 or on-line:
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. Bears frequent the area; keep all food out of sight in approved containers or locked inside your vehicle and remove all food from area after eating This campground has first-come, first-served sites

General Information


GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
47.76639, -116.01667
47°45'59"N, 116°1'0"W

From I-90, take Exit 43 (Kingston) and travel 20 miles north on FH9 to Prichard. Continue 11 miles north on Forest Road 208 to the campground

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

Attractions include fishing and floating on the North Fork of the Coeur d'Alene River.
No. of Sites Sites are reserved through
Fire Information There are established fire rings at each site.
No. of Accessible sites 20 camp units

Group Camping

The Devil's Elbow Group Site can accommodate 50 people and 12-14 vehicles. Amenities include a fire pit, vault toilet,pedestal grill and two picnic tables.

River and Stream Fishing

There are fishing opportunities on the North Fork Coeur d'Alene River.


Tubing on the North Fork Coeur d'Alene River is a popular summertime activity.

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2600 feet