Knife Edge Campground and River Access

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Located along the breathtaking Wild and Scenic Lochsa River, about fifteen minutes east of Lowell, ID, families, campers, anglers, kayakers, floaters and boaters may enjoy this five unit, two acre, free-use campground and Lochsa river/boat access site. A changing room and  a single vault restroom is also provided.

The Campground will accomodate 40-ft. RV's.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open year-round, but might not be accessible because of snow.
Reservations: Campsites are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Fees No Fee.
Open Season: The campground is open year-round, but might not be accessible because of snow.
Best Season: Summer
Busiest Season: May-June
Restrictions: 8 people per campsite. No stock allowed.
Closest Towns: Lowell, ID
Water: No drinking water is provided.
Restroom: 1 vault toilet. No toilet service November-March.
Operated By: US Forest Service
Information Center:
  • Lochsa/Powell Ranger District, 208-926-4274
  • The Lochsa Historical Ranger Station is located 11 miles east on Highway 12.  Open Memorial Day through Labor Day, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week.

General Information


Travel 11.6 miles east on highway 12 from Lowell, ID.  Site will be on the right.

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Campground Camping

Five camping untis are available. Each have a picnic table, fire ring and tent pad. There is a changing room provided for boaters as well.


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