Luby Bay Campground
Luby Bay Campground is located near both Lamb Creek and Priest Lake. The campground is densely wooded with nicely secluded sites, and is within easy access to many great views of the Selkirk Mountains.
Natural Features: The campground sits at an elevation of 2,500 feet on the western shores of Priest Lake. Campsites are shaded by hemlock and cedar. Priest Lake consists of the main lake where most water recreation takes place. To the north, the lake connects via a narrow channel with Upper Priest Lake.
Recreation: Visitors enjoy kayaking, canoeing and power boating up the 3.5-mile thoroughfare that leads to the Upper Priest Lake Scenic Area. The upper lake cannot be accessed by car. Fishing, swimming, birding and wildlife viewing are popular activities as well. The Beach Trail #48 can be accessed from the campground.
Facilities: Luby Bay has an upper and lower section. Upper Luby Campground has paved roads and gravel parking spurs. Lower Luby has paved parking spurs and the option of waterfront sites. Campground amenities include water hydrants, flush toilets and a dual-bay RV dump station. Lower Luby has a large day use area perfect for picnics and group functions. A parking fee is collected for those parking at the day use area. A season pass is also available.
Nearby Attractions: Beach Trail #48, Woodrat Trail #235, Bulldog Trail #274, Priest Lake Museum
At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||Refer to Recreation.gov for latest updates.
Or call Scenic Canyons Recreational Services, Inc. at (435) 245-6521
|Reservations:||Reservations can be made by visiting Recreation.gov.|
|Open Season:||Mid May - Late September|
|Closest Towns:||Priest River, Idaho|
|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 in approved containers or locked inside your vehicle and remove all food from the area after eating.|
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
From I-90, east or west, turn at Post Falls, Idaho on Highway 41 going north to Newport, Washington. Take Highway 2 east to Priest River. At the junction of Highways 57 and 2, turn left at the stop light (there is only one in town) onto Highway 57. Go 28.5 miles to Lamb Creek Village. Turn right on Luby Bay Road. Go 1.5 miles to the stop sign. Turn left on W. Lake Shore Road and proceed 0.5 miles to the campground.
From Sandpoint, Idaho, take Highway 2 west 22 miles to Priest River. At the junction of Highways 57 and 2, turn right at stop light (there is only one in town) onto Highway 57. Go 28.5 miles to Lamb Creek Village. Turn right on Luby Bay Road. Go 1.5 miles to the stop sign. Turn left on W. Lake Shore Road and proceed 0.5 miles to the campground.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
Campground CampingAttractions include scenic 25,000-acre Priest Lake.
|No. of Sites||Sites are reserved through recreation.gov|
|Reservation Info||24 of 52 units accessible|
|Fire Information||There are established fire rings at each site.|
|No. of Accessible sites||52 camp units, 4 picnic units|
Attractions include scenic 25,000-acre Priest Lake, swimming area, fishing access.
|No. of Sites||52 sites|
|Reservation Info||Sites are reserved through recreation.gov|
|Hookup - Sewer||No|
|Size Restrictions||22-65 feet|
|No. of Accessible sites||24 accessible units|
PicnickingFour picnic units on scenic Priest Lake. A swimming area and easy walking Beach Trail are nearby.
|No. of Sites||4|
|Reservation Info||Picnic sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis.|