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8 RV Parks near Winchester, Idaho
Jun 2014 - $24.00
This was one of our favorite places to visit on a trip through Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, and Utah. We really loved this park! I don't know why the other reviewer gave it 6/10, it's absolutely beautiful. I didn't see any algae in the lake, and there is a shortcut from the hook-ups campground to the lake. It's a short walk, cutting between the B & C loops (about a 200 foot walk). The fishing was amazing, with lots of bluegill and perch for the kids. I caught a 5 pound catfish, which was some work to bring in. We backed our 29' travel trailer and crew cab F-250 into our space without any problems, and it was fairly level.
There is a campground host in each of the three loops, and they sell firewood on site for $5/bundle. The store at the front entrance was nice also, with some apparel and some snacks for the kids. There are no sewer connections in the park, but the dump station is right outside the park, next to a convenience store (very easy to access and free). The store was very nice with lots of fishing gear, bait, snacks, drinks, etc.
The park sits at 3,900 feet, so it was very cool and comfortable in June. My wife says that Winchester Lake is her favorite park anywhere - and we've traveled about 9000 miles in our RV! I can't speak for maneuvering around in a 40' rig, as I've never owned one. However, we're about 40' long (truck and trailer) and had no problems getting into and out of the "B" loop. - Loki 1968
Sep 2012 - $12.00
We barely fit into Site #1 with our 40' motorhome because of trees and large boulders at the edge. We would not recommend this park for RVs bigger than 35'. The roads are narrow and curvy to maneuver. We had a site with no hookups and that loop was at the lake. The upper loop had electric but was not lakeside. Unfortunately, the lake was full of algae but fish were being caught. Gas motors on boats are not allowed but ATVs riding throughout the campground are allowed which made for a very noisy Labor Day weekend. There are hiking trails and the lake setting is pretty. There is a free dump station approximately 1/2 mile from the park. The electric loop had clean flush toilets and showers but the dry camp area had vault toilets. There are a lot of day visitors fishing here. Because of the site situation for big rigs we would not return. - nbi600
Jul 2012 - $24.00
Friendly staff! Lots of pine trees throughout the camp. Very clean restrooms and shower facility. Great fishing! Planning a another trip before the end of the season. Money well spent. - ZaZa
May 2017 - $1.00
Didn't stay thanks to previous review about low branches. Went back to check it out. Branches much too low. We would not be able at enter or exit with a 34 ft. 5th wheel. Small, muddy circle of sites not inviting even if we could get in. Most sites occupied by what looked like longer term campers. Don't know cost, really. - Darleen
Oct 2016 - $25.00
As others wrote, 1st come, 1st served and because utilities for adjoining sites are together, 1/2 the sites either have to "drive in" or pull utilities under the RV. Most sites reasonably level but some need some work. Yes, there were large rocks at what must have originally been sites, but the 19 spaces clearly have numbers. However, if you pulled in late, I could see that might be confusing (however after reading this, now you know). The staff was very friendly at the hotel where you check in and go to use the nice lounge chairs and/or tables for WiFi. We did get several TV stations by air. Some noise from highway, but cooler so did not open windows. Very convenient for Lewis & Clark things in Spalding and Lewiston. Only a few sites had picnic tables. - BandD
Oct 2016 - $25.00
Didn't stay due to low, overhanging trees. - Heathersdesk
Aug 2018 - $9.00
Easy to get in/out of US 12. Paved roads. Sites are spacious and some are pretty long. Not a lot of sites but they have full hook up but with only 30 amp. Utilities worked well including the 30 amp being a solid, consistent 30. Clean restroom, no showers. First-come-first-served site availability. Strong Verizon signal but slow. Host is very friendly and helpful. It was around 100 degrees during the day but as soon as the sun dropped down it cooled off very quickly. - cwier
Jul 2018 - $9.00
Great place to stay. Hosts are the best we've witnessed in 8 years of traveling. The park has 30 amp only with water and sewer at each site. ATT did not work at all. There are just a few sites that will fit a 40' motorhome and toad. How anyone can find fault with this park is beyond me. If you need 50 amp service go elsewhere. It's wrong to mark down a park for something they say doesn't exist at the park. - illini777
May 2017 - $9.00
This BLM run campground has 14 sites of which three are elevated tent sites. Only two pull thrus are available near the river side of the park. However, the back-in sites would easily accomodate our 28 ft fifth wheel trailer and pickup. The site hosts deserve a ten star for the park appearance and their welcoming and helpful manner. The full service facilities (sewer, water, and 30 AMP0 worked well and were well placed. If I placed my verizon mifi puck outside the trailer, verizon internet service was mostly satisfactory except during busy periods in the evening. My 3g Verizon based Tracfone showed no service. One boundary of the park is the Clearwater river which you can access via several foot paths. During our three night stay here, the park was never full. Even one of the pull thrus was available. The park is first come, first served so I would guess it is full to over flowing later in the summer. We will definitely return again. - Larry J
Nov 2018 - $33.00
Beautiful state park, love giving State and Fed my money for a nice place. Clean restrooms, Electric and H2O, fire ring. Right on the water, ever site is nice, wooded lots with grass. Travel in converted Sprinter van. - Emmy Lou And Two
Sep 2018 - $31.00
This is a beautiful campground on the Snake River near the confluence with the Clearwater River. The campsites are shaded and spacious. - Nothing But Blue Skies
Sep 2018 - $34.00
Excellent campground and park! Miles and miles of hiking/walking/biking trails ranging from easy to difficult. Sites are huge, with lots of greenspace and trees. Fire ring and picnic table at each site. Day-use area has large beach area. Our site was slightly sloped toward the river, requiring us to use two leveling blocks under our front wheels to prevent them from dangling. No big deal. Sites are a mix of back-in and pull-through, with only a handful W/E/S sites. "Riverfront" sites are, in fact, closer to the river, but the views are largely blocked by foliage. No satellite coverage at our site, or most others, due to mature trees. All roads easy to navigate in a big rig. Jet boat tours of Hells Canyon leave directly from the adjoining marina - very convenient. An added bonus is the availability of free wifi and the neat little visitor center/museum. We would absolutely, positively return here. Beautiful park. - aircraftace
Jun 2018 - $34.00
There are a lot of back in to the river and a few pull through. Neat and tidy. Food and small grocery store near by. The road you turn onto is the parking lot of the hardware store. No obvious signs, but worth the try. No amenities no dog run but can walk all over park. We would stay again if in the area. No AT&T cell Service or internet. Had to depend on their WiFi. - Crsltman
Jun 2018 - $38.00
Park is in town right on the Clearwater River Banks. All site overlook the river. I had a pull/thru FHU for my 42' 5th wheel. I had plenty of room for both the RV & Truck. Back in sites are gravel & pull/thru's are black top. Each site has a concrete patio and picnic table. The showers and laundry are up to date and very clean. They have cable TV and I was able to use my dish along with good wi-fi. Sites are level and the park is easy to get around in. The park is well kept, except for a few full time renters that have messy sites. Park is located in a beautiful area of ID. - Piperflyer 235
Jul 2017 - $24.00
Most of the sites at this RV park are along the river. We were at a back-in site along the river edge for a week. The ground is well kept but cleanliness and neatness at some permanent sites are not enforced as we saw one with a mattress under the rig and others appeared trashy. Every site has a concrete pad and a picnic table. Trees are at each site by the river's edge and provide some shade from the afternoon sun but most of them are not mature enough to block the afternoon sun from heating up the rig. Unfortunately the awning does not help except during the high noon. The laundry room is small with three washers and dryers and very well maintained. Each washer load costs $1.50 and dryer load costs $1. We had T-Mobile and couldn't get any reception during our stay. The wifi signal is strong but connection drops constantly. We won't be returning to this campground because of the unreliable communication with the outside world made this campground undesirable for us. - gartail
Apr 2019 - $15.00
Have stayed here for a couple of months now for 3 years running. Park is fairly well kept up with the people they have. Manager is a very nice person and she remembers us each year that we show up here. Water front sites are not pullthru but either pull in or back in depending on your rig and hookups. We will be back againn next year for a couple of months. - Bluebird Bob
Aug 2018 - $45.00
This is a very nice park. You definately want the pull-in sites along the river. We weren't able to get one but they have a terrific view. The park is neat and clean and the people are super friendly. Even though it is directly behind a Costco you do not hear the truck. The only two cons are the minimal cable stations - should have at least twice as many - and the unsecured wifi. We really liked this park and would recommend it. - Ruffella
Jul 2018 - $58.00
This park is part of the small Premier Resorts chain. Our "pull in" site was right on the river with a pretty good view. All interior roads and sites are paved, and some have a concrete parking area for tow/toad vehicles. Interior roads are relatively narrow and involve tight turns and, on our visit, there were several areas of low hanging branches that will scratch your rig if you don't swing wide to avoid them (this seemed off because the park is generally well-maintained). Our angled site was very tight for a big bus to get into because of the close tree and utilities, and rigs/tow vehicles right across the narrow street. We were parked right up against a tree with our slide in the branches. They love their grass here, and over-watering caused it to be a soggy mess when we were there, so we couldn't really enjoy it. There was a large, wet, muddy area right near our door where a prior occupant had driven off the pavement while trying to maneuver; somebody just pulled the broken picnic table over the mess. Office staff was friendly, even when we went in to mention the muddy mess (and point out that it wasn't us). In spite of the trees, we had good DirecTV access. VZW was strong, Park Wi-Fi was very weak and slow, and Sprint was poor. We had some distant noise from trains that wasn't troubling. The Jet Boats doing tours on the river were much louder but limited to daytime hours. Power was good, as we had two A/Cs running 24/7 due to the heat (over 100 degrees). I would have rated this park higher is it wasn't for the over-watering and lack of tree maintenance. Tight I can work with, but not branches in the middle of my windshield on the interior roads. - RvTravelerNTechie
Sep 2018 - $32.00
Park is occupied by mostly permanent residents so there are not a lot of overnight parking sites. We were given space #28, the last one available. Long pull-through on gravel with good power and water pressure. Very poor WiFi when I could connect which was only for a short time. They shouldn't even advertise that they have internet. Used our own MiFi device with a strong Verizon 4g signal. - StarlifterFE
May 2017 - $34.00
We had a great stay here. Our trailer brakes needed work and the helpful hosts here recommended a repair shop just down the road. It was a terrific idea, The RV park has clean washrooms and showers, gravel sites separated by wooden rail fences. Our site had a neat green square of grass with room for the picnic table and some chairs. A cable box provided by the office is needed to hook to cable tv. We found basic channels on antenna. Access and check and were easy. I would stop here again. Phone ahead as maybe there are limited sites for transients. - Darleen
Aug 2016 - $26.00
Since I last reviewed this park I'm gonna just give the pros and cons. We stayed a week.
Pros, very clean park, very convenient park to surrounding areas, very quiet park, laundry room very clean, rates are right in line I think is a good rate. The people staying here are either permanents or seasonal no problems.
Cons, I really can only think of one and it's not the fault of this park, but it seems to be the whole area. There is a distinct smell that when the wind changes that comes from the paper plant, that either is a propane gas or a methane gas or sewage all combined, but it is enough to make you stand at attention. This is my biggest complaint. You have no indication of when it's going to happen or what time, but it is definitely a stench you want forget and it could last up to hours. - monaco cruiser