Springy Point Recreation Area is located on the shore of Lake Pend Oreille. The campground is on sloping ground and is covered with a mature forest which provides most sites with shade. The lake is the attraction here whether you want to swim, boat or fish. If you are looking for a campsite on the lake, near town and want cell/data service this might be the place for you.
Campsites: There are 38 campsites, each equipped with a picnic table and fire ring with attrached grate. Driveways vary in length from the shortest at 20 feet to one 45 footer. The road and driveways are gravel except the entrance and road to the boat ramp which are paved.
Host on Site: Yes, there is a campground host and they were friendly and helpful.
Water: There is a pressurized water system with nice, clear water.
Garbage Services: Yes.
Electricity Available: No.
Restroom: There are two restrooms with flushing toilets and lavs, one with showers. Both were clean and well stocked at the time of our visit.
Handicap Accessible: The restrooms are handicap accessible and overall this is one of the more handicap friendly campgrounds.
Firewood: You may purchase firewood from a bin near the entrance.
Pets: Pets are allowed but must be kept kenneled or on a leash.
Picnic Area: There are a few picnic tables at the beach for picnicking.
Recreation: The lake provides the recreation here whether it is swimming at the beach, fishing along the shore or boating.
Fishing: Pend Oreille Lake is quite large and has many species of fish living in it. Check the fishing regulations through a link on our Idaho Fishing page.
Boating: There is a boat launch and dock available but this is not a large marina type access point. Check out our pictures through the "Recreation" page.
Swimming: Springy Point has a very nice swimming area with docks, swimming beach and picnic area.
Wildlife: We saw no wildlife but there was a sign indicating deer, elk and black bear are present. Also, Osprey and Bald Eagles fish the lake.
Fee Schedule: Each campsite costs $20 per night and there is a $10 fee for your extra vehicle.
Campground Reservations: You may reserve your campsite on line at recreation.gov but there may be an additional $9 non refundable reservation fee. However, I would recommend reserving a site as you would likely not find an opening on a summer weekend.
Phone service: There was good cell and data service available on our AT&T phones as well as a pay phone.
Nearby Services: Sandpoint, Idaho is only 6 miles away and offers most any service you might need.
RV Dumping Site: Springy Point offers a RV dumping station on site.
Nearest Shower: The main restroom offers showers for campers.
Nearest Laundry: We have included directions to one of several laundry services in Sandpoint. We did not use them so this is not a recommendation. Nu-way Wash-o-matic is located at 502 N 5th St in Sand Point.
Location/Driving instructions: From Sandpoint, Idaho follow this Google Map.
Elevation: 2109 Feet
Reviewed: July 2014
This information is accurate as of the date of the review.
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