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13 RV Parks near Saint Maries, Idaho
Jul 2015 - $38.00
I would really like to give this campground a good review because the owners are really nice and friendly, but the park leaves a lot to be desired. We needed a place to stay for the night when all the camps on the south end of Lake Coeur de Alene were full on a Friday in July due to some sort of festival that was going on that weekend. This camp is on the banks of the St. Joe River just outside of Saint Marie. It's an old school "ma & pa" type camp without much updating. The sites are close together on dirt/gravel and slope upward toward the back where there is a grassy area along the bank of the river. I would imagine a lot of leveling would be necessary. Most are probably long enough to accommodate big rigs but you'd probably have to disconnect anything you are towing. Also, there is little to no view of the river from the sites because of trees and bushes. Most sites do appear to have some shade. There are one men's and one women's restroom which appeared to be clean (didn't use them) and no showers as far as I could see. We didn't need hookups that night so settled for just parking in an area on the large lawn they have where there were several trees for shade. The fee was $15 for dry camping which beat the $38 for the full hookup sites for us. One big drawback is a gravel quarry operation that runs across the road all day until 7 p.m. and is noisy enough to be annoying. At least it was quiet in the evening. I didn't find many options in the area for RV parks, so if you need a place for a night in the are this will suffice, but I honestly can't recommend it for much more. - Pdxjoanne
Aug 2015 - $6.00
Very dense forest of pine trees and cedar trees. This little campground has 18 sites, 3 pit toilets, and one water pump for drinking water. The campground has one site that is a pull-through. All others are back in sites. The trees in the campground are right to the edge of the pavement so many of the sites may look long enough for a trailer but are a challenge to actually get into because of the trees. I have a 37' RV and there were probably 4-5 sites I could get in. Lucky for me I got the only pull-through site. I watched one fifth wheel about my size try to get into a site but couldn't because of the trees (site was plenty long for him). He ended up finding plenty of room in site 1. Most trailers there were under 30'.
Very remote, very quiet, very dark at night. Beautiful area. - kohai
Sep 2017 - $36.00
Rate is for a paved and level pull thru FHU site for a non Idaho resident. Rates vary widely on this CG for amenities and residence. 5$ Vehicle entrance fee is mandatory for the first night and included in the posted rate. Some privacy, but sites are rather close to each other. Hookups in good order, only the sewer towards the front is a somewhat unusual location. Quiet at night. Washrooms seemed to be recently renovated. Very bumpy road (one mile) on the way in/out. - TheSchweitzers
Aug 2016 - $36.00
I only rate this State park low because of the road into the park. it is very bumpy, full of pot holes and makes one nervous about what you will find in the park itself. The park is wonderfully remodeled with nicely fenced off separate sites. They are tough for a large vehicle, and there is a warning about anything over 45 feet. We pulled our 5th wheel in but I would unhook a tow vehicle first. The campground is very very quiet, you don't hear anything. It is first come, first served. I have heard that the other part of Heyburn is all reserved up for the summer. - saturn7
Jul 2016 - $31.00
Price reflected includes the motor vehicle entrance fee ("MVEF") pass. If you are a non-Idaho resident and don't have the MVEF pass, it will cost an additional $5 per day. This review is for the Benewah Campground. There are other campgrounds in Heyburn State Park, but they're in a different location. The road leading to the campground is 1.2 miles off Route 5, the road is narrow in places and has numerous potholes. There are 16 RV sites in this campground, one of which is the camp host site. There are numerous tent sites. All of the sites are first come, first served. Some RV sites have full hookups, others have partial hook ups, and there is no dump station at this campground. There are both pull-through and back-in sites available. Some of the sites are rather close and others are more spacious. At the self pay fee station there is a list of sites with the particular services offered at each site. Interior roads are asphalt, as well as RV sites. Our site was level but some of them would require blocks. Each site has a picnic table and a fire ring with a grate, located on a sandy area. Some of the tent sites have an additional bench in the site.
Restrooms/showers are modern and clean. The campground is heavily wooded, but we didn't notice any overhanging tree branches that would interfere with RVs. If you're in a largish motor home (we're 41') and have a tow vehicle, it would be best to unhook before driving through the campground. There is a tight turn after site 208, and there is a sign at the campground entrance warning that units longer than 45' are not recommended. Verizon data and cell service worked well. We had no OTA channels. There are trails where you can walk pets. We enjoyed our time at this campground, but we'd probably look for another place if passing through in the near future. There's a good amount of road construction in the area and the road leading to the park is rough. - Guinness
Jun 2015 - $31.00
This is the oldest state park in the Idaho system and is laid out in fairly dense timber. These comments are for the Hawley's Landing Campground. The majority of the sites are shaded for at least part of the day. The interior roads are paved and the sites are packed dirt. We did have a bit of a problem with tracking dirt into the RV. Most of the sites are well separated. Our site was very close to level side to side. Some of the back-in sites could be a bit tough to get in to for larger rigs. Roads could be narrow for large rigs. I would think that satellite dish use could be problematic and the only WiFi is at the visitor center. Connection to sewer a bit high causing a bit of a drainage problem. For people that are Idaho residents there are numerous discounts available. If you book on line be sure to check the right boxes. There is a $10 fee to Reserve America for online booking. There was more road noise from ID 5 than I would have expected, We would stay here again. - SWID
Jun 2014 - $29.00
Really liked this park. It is nice and shady! There were mosquitoes when we were here but we put up our screen room over the picnic table and were fine. The park roads are a bit narrow with lots of trees so it could be difficult for those with huge rigs. We were in a pull-through, space 34. I like that this is less expensive than Washington State Parks! We would have rated this a ten if there was no road noise. - TGordon
Aug 2013 - $28.00
Stayed here for an overnight while on Ride Idaho because of the location and found the sites to be very shaded but also not so level. We made it work and used the clean shower/restrooms. Rate appears to be a bit pricey for a state park with apparently no amenities but we had no other choice. Very tough getting reservations for the motorhome but we persisted and one popped up on line. Would stay here again and enjoy the park system and lake more. - pyrthkr
May 2018 - $38.00
This review is from the perspective of a 45' MH. Narrow highways to get to the park. Steep slope down when entering (thankfully We could 'raise' the coach's air suspension, but low riding coaches may scrap getting in. We came in early May before the park was crowded, so no problem getting into our spot. If crowded, could be challenging for a big rig in certain sites. Check the online map and use google earth and the park site map when reserving. They are closing the park in September to do some upgrades, so if coming in 2019 or later, you may have 50 amp and potentially other improvements. Check the website for what they are doing and then potentially discount some older review negative comments. You are paying for a GREAT LOCATION (nothing else). On the lake, on the bike path (very nice), can kayak to the river (or on the lake), small town and a few restaurants and bars within walking distance. Dump station is set up to use as you come in, not as you leave. We will just haul to our next stop. Originally was planing to stay in the state park down the road, but they said it would be tough to navigate interior roads with a 45' rig. Road our bikes there, they were correct. Like this area, but would probably not come back unless during the shoulder season when traffic is low and park has several openings to allow maneuvering. If in a small rig, I'd return in a heartbeat. - Selectively Unemployed
Aug 2015 - $30.00
Sites are like a parking lot.... very close together. The things that made this park magical for me are 1) you back right on to Lake Coeur D'Alene (almost everyone has waterfront property) 2) proximity to the Trail of the Coeur D'Alenes cycling path and 3) proximity to water activities like kayaking. Loved this. Sunsets were amazing. Washroom/shower could be cleaner. - tracyhmcd
Jul 2013 - $35.00
The glowing review from 2 years ago fooled us into staying here, since we wanted to ride the bike trail along the lake. The park is very convenient for that, plus water sports. Some of the sites on the lakefront have shade trees, although they are narrow sites and you might get a stupid neighbor. The older couple next to us decided to pull forward instead of backing in for the proper hookups. Since their electric cord was too short (duh), they just plugged into our power pole. We were on the 30amp, so they used the 20amp. And our voltmeter dropped to the danger zone, below 110. Luckily, we had not turned on the AC yet, though it was very hot. Told the neighbor to plug into his own power pole ! Things got more hectic as 2 rental trucks showed up with tents and supplies for a bike excursion company that took over the grass tenting area,and some 30 or so cyclists arrived, mostly families. They proceeded to trash the one restroom/shower house, which was pretty nasty anyway, since it's open to ANYONE. We were happy to be on the trail but not in these conditions. If you have a big rig and they can fit you in and you don't use the shower, you'll be better off...but good luck with the steep driveway into the park. At least the cell and internet worked fine on Verizon. By the way, that solitary shower takes quarters only. Can't believe we paid $35 plus shower money for this dusty parking lot. - Annie's Song
Jul 2018 - $30.00
I wish I would've paid closer attention to the previous reviews before staying at this park. This park has very low voltage, and we were there when it was in the upper 90's. Everyone was having trouble getting their A/C to work as the power was so low (104 at the lowest). We were in a 50amp site and still had ours drop out due to low voltage with nothing running. Not good on a hot day for sure! Our friends had problems starting as soon as we got there. The owner tried to make them think it was their rig, but then my husband came over with the meter and showed him it was their lines that were the issue. He then said they do have low voltage. This could be a great park if they'd get their electrical issues worked out. They can bring in a bigger service, but must not want to pay to do that. We're full-timers and not interested in ruining our equipment. Obviously, from the previous reviews, they have known this for at least 2 years. Not a very good business practice! Also, they put cones across the driveway so you have to get out and move the cones every time you come in or leave. Not even sure why they are there? If you're by yourself you have to get out to move them, drive thru, then get out to move them back. There is no OTA channels and Verizon and AT&T barely had coverage. We have a satellite and was able to get it as there is also no shade in most sites. Would not stay here again. - jacknpeg
Jul 2018 - $30.00
Beautiful spot right on the river. We caught a few fish. It's too bad it's so close to the freeway--the reason for our markdown to a 7. The noise was constant, although didn't keep us from sleeping. The owners are so nice. Currently, the park is for sale, as they are wanting to retire, so changes may happen. For now, the price is right, the scenery gorgeous, and the location excellent. Some spots have sewer, but the ones right by the river do not. - RVerFamily
Jun 2018 - $30.00
Great campground is beautiful. On the river, wonderful owners. Bathrooms need an upgrade but they are clean. - Luke5746
Oct 2017 - $20.00
Electrical service in 40' parking spaces. Very close proximity to other RVs. I recommend reserving a spot on the end where the right side of your RV faces a driving lane. That way you only have neighbors on the back side. - RnBRV
Jun 2017 - $20.00
We happen to be in this area during MAJOR sporting events. Every place was booked solid. We were lucky to find this gem. Free sites with no hook ups. Or $20.00 sites with power only. Level asphalt parking. Sites were snug But do-able. Nice landscaping at back of site. Roving security 24 hrs a day. Free shuttle to casino. Many restaurant choices. Would stay here again. - oldguyinrv
Jun 2017 - $20.00
OK for an overnighter. $20 fee gets 30 amp elec only. We had a coupon for a $15 'free play' refund through their player card, but they wanted to do only $5 until we produced the coupon. We were able to stay hooked up in our backin space as we are only 38 feet, but that was right at the space limit. Fortunately they do have shuttle service on call. Friendly staff. Probably would look for an alternative if we make it this way again. - Nevada Nick
Aug 2016 - $10.00
The rate reflects a 50% Federal Senior Pass discount. The standard rate of $20 is quite high for a campground where the only services are trash and pit toilets. There is water with a hand pump, so not suitable for filling a tank. There is no dump station. So, you will want to arrive with fresh water and empty waste tanks.
Is is important to emphasize that this campground is not suitable for big rigs. The interior roads are very narrow and the sites short. Also, during our visit there were fairly large branches extended over the roadway, so it is not suitable for high-profile vehicles unless you don't mind some potential scratches. By the time we discovered this, we were fairly committed on a one-way road and decided to go with the potential scrapes.
Many of the sites are tent only. About half of the sites are reservable. We arrived without reservations on a Thursday at about 11, and had about three sites to choose from. The sites are paved and many are well separated with thick vegetation for visual separation.
The campground is in a valley, so you will not see sun very early in the morning and it will go down about 4 or so in the summer. It was very quiet and dark at night. The campground is about 15 minutes outside of Coeur d'Alene. It feels very isolated. There was no camp host and some campers looked like they were living here. We had some slight concern about leaving our motorhome here as we visited the town, but fortunately, we had no problems. We were able to get a good Verizon signal for voice and data. The campground is certainly much less expensive than the commercial campgrounds in the area. - TheJim
Aug 2015 - $20.00
Just stayed one night as a stopover on our way from Oregon to Montana. A little pricey at $20 for dry camping NF campground. They take reservations here online, otherwise it's first-come first-serve on available sites. Definitely not for big rigs. We have a 29-foot 5th-wheel and we really struggled to back into site 16 due to the very narrow road and might have scratched up our truck's front corner needing to turn into the bushes, but got it in backing the wheels all the way to the tire stopper (back end extending into the campsite area). The hosts ended up being a family with teenage and young kids and seemed too busy with their brood than to help the campers or even remove old tag posts so that we could have seen that there were other available sites to choose from! We arrived at 4pm with check-out at 1pm so there was no excuse for not cleaning up the site posts. The sites have a lot of undergrowth foliage so you can't see your neighbors, which is how camping should be! The creek was completely dry at our visit. Each site was concrete pad with picnic table and fire pit w/ grill. It's dry camping here and no dump station, so come with full/empty tanks, generator, and stocked groceries. Vault toilets only, no running water or showers. There were water spigots for drinking/cooking and dogs. Lastly, we work online so Verizon LTE data coverage is important, and we got strong service here. - Sara C.
Jul 2011 - $12.00
Decent NF campground with narrow spaces, but lots of space between spots and all right next to the creek. Pit toilets, bear boxes, and that's about it. Many spots will need some leveling aid. Not a campground for large rigs. - mikeyair
Jul 2005 - $38.00
This campground has been sold and will be developed into condo's. - Bob2013
Jul 2005 - $33.00
This is a typical KOA. The sites are adequate in size, and not back-to-back. At least your slide isn't touching your neighbor's slide or his awning like some KOA's. The campground is small in size and they seem to pack them in pretty tightly; especially the tenting area. I've never seen so many tents crunched together. The roads were pretty dusty and we had to keep our windows closed from the passing vehicles. The campground is about a quarter mile from a bike trail and within walking distance of town. We probably would not stay there again if in the area. - shirleyj62
May 2018 - $40.00
Not suited for big rigs. We have a relatively small 5th wheel (30') and the steeply sloped narrow road with overhanging trees made manuevering a challenge. Sites are flat with dirty gravel and weeds. Facility is under new ownership and they are making upgrades. Nice park for a family tent outing, but not the best option for a large RV. - DSchamp
Sep 2017 - $30.00
Very beautiful campground on an inlet of the lake. We were there over Labor Day weekend, and even though it was busy, it never felt like it was swarming with people. Our campsite was great - it backed into the hill and had great privacy. The bathrooms and showers were very clean, and there will be a camp store coming in 2018 - it was under construction while we were there. The pool was very clean as well, and definitely on the "refreshing" side. Normally, there is free campfire wood, but there was a burn ban due to the extremely dry conditions and local wildfires. - Anne-F
Sep 2017 - $55.00
My husband and I had the pleasure of staying in a cabin over Labor Day at Camp Coeur d'alene and had such a wonderful experience. Though the temps were hot outside, the cabin stayed cool. The camp grounds are beautiful and very clean. Beautiful being right on the water and plenty of hiking close by equals a well-rounded mini vacation. The camp is also an easy drive to downtown Coeur d'alene and the many restaurants and retail shops. The new camp hosts/managers are very accommodating and are doing a wonderful job updating the camp. We'll definitely be back! - Wendy Lynn