Apgar Campground is located between US Hwy 12 and the Lochsa River a few miles northeast of Lowell, Idaho. This the main route between Lewiston, Idaho, and the Lolo Pass to Montana and beyond. Many campers stop at Apgar Campground for a night as they pass through. The area is heavily forested and there are many cedar trees in Apgar campground. I saw honeysuckle blooming. Having never seen it, I thought is was some new bush at first, humm.. I can see our family enjoying this campground. We would set-up a net in the meadow for badminton or volleyball and roast hot dogs and marshmallows at the fire pit. With the river for fishing, we would have a good time here!
Campsites: There are 7 tent / RV camping sites. The sites on the river are shorter and could not handle an RV of size, but the sites closer to the highway are longer.
Water: Yes, there is water but it tasted terrible. Why does tasting the water have to my job? Yuck!
Garbage Services: Yes, bearwise dumpster available.
Restroom: Nice vault style outhouse that was clean and well stocked.
Handicap Accessible: The toilets are handicap accessible.
Pets: Pets on a leash only.
Recreation: The Lochsa River is considered by many to be the best whitewater in Idaho. Rafters and kayakers come from around the world to run this river.
Fishing: There is a salmon and steelhead run on the Lochsa River, as well as trout to be caught. Be sure to check your regulations.
Boating: No boating.
Wildlife: There were chipmunks all over camp. Of course, take care with your food and garbage as bear live here, where don't they live?
Fee Schedule: $14.00 per day
Campground Reservations: Apgar Campground like Wild Goose is on a first come first served basis.
Phone service: No pay phone but there is at Lowell just a few miles down stream. We had no cell reception.
Nearby Services: Lowell, Idaho, just down stream 7.4 miles has gas, ice, pop and more.
RV Dumping Site: No.
Location/Driving instructions: From Kooskia, Idaho, travel east on US Hwy 12 for 29.0 miles, 7.4 miles past Lowell. Apgar Campground is on the right side on the river.
Elevation: 1589 Feet
Reviewed: June 2010
This information is accurate as of the date of the review.
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