Don't let the name deceive you! Mudhole Campground is in the town of Priest River and is one of the five facilities in the Albeni Falls Dam project. The campground is very well maintained with some nice developments and is anything but a mudhole. Its heavily forested surroundings give the campers privacy and maintains its rustic charm. There is something for everyone. It is also known as Priest River Recreation Area.
Campsites: There are 20 campsites with a max of 8 persons per site. Each site has a table and fire pit. There are no electric hookups. Some of the sites are more secluded than others, and most of them offer some privacy. There is also a bike campsite section which includes bike racks. These bike sites are fairly private because they are tucked away off the road.
Host on Site: There is a host on site.
Water: Yes, there is pressurized water and it tastes good.
Garbage Services: Yes
Restroom: The restrooms have flushing toilets and clean, coin operated showers. There are large dish washing sinks located outside the restroom building.
Handicap Accessible: Yes.
Firewood: There is firewood for sale at the campground.
Pets: Pets must be caged or on a leash at all times, and it is strictly enforced. You must clean up after your pet. Dogs are not allowed on the swimming beach area.
Picnic Area: There is a picnic area with a large group shelter which includes a portable chimney fireplace. The group shelter can be reserved by calling Albeni Falls Dams at (208) 437-3133.
Recreation: There is a playground, ball field, amphitheater, and a beach. Tours of the Albeni Falls Dam are given daily at the visitor center 2 mi E of Newport, WA. Also check out the Bird Aviation Museum and Invention Center located nearby. birdaviationmuseum.com
Fishing: Fishing at Priest River.
Boating: There is a boat launch and fishing docks.
Swimming: There is a designated swimming area.
Wildlife: One mile from Priest Lake there is a wildlife viewing area. We spotted wild geese in the campground along with deer.
Fee Schedule: $16 each night, $10 for an extra car.
Campground Reservations: Yes, reservations may be made through recreation.gov. The picnic area may be reserved by calling Albeni Falls Dams at (208) 437-3133.
Phone service: Yes, there is a pay phone and cell phone reception in the Mudhole Campground.
Nearby Services: Any services you need can be found in Priest River just one half mile west on Hwy 2.
RV Dumping Site: Yes.
Location/Driving instructions: The Mudhole Campground is .5 miles east of Priest River on Hwy 2.
Elevation: 2078 Feet
Reviewed: June 2010
This information is accurate as of the date of the review.
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