Wendover Campground is situated on the flat land beside the Lochsa River in a beautiful, mature forest. There is moss hanging from the older trees in some areas. To top it off, there is a small creek running through the middle of the campground.
Campsites: Camp hosts, Bill and Norene, are stationed near the entrance and are there to help you. There are 27 tent / RV camping sites in Wendover Campground. Each have paved driveways, a picnic table and a fire ring. These driveways are long and should accommodate any RV. The forest is heavy all around but the campsites are cleared and somewhat grassy.
Water: We found two wells with hand pumps; one had rusty water and the other was metallic, but tolerable. You might bring your own drinking water.
Garbage Services: Available in bearwise dumpster.
Restroom: Yes, vault style outhouses which were clean and well stocked, but had been invaded by large black ants when we were there.
Handicap Accessible: Yes, Wendover Campground is handicap accessible.
Pets: Yes, on a leash.
Recreation: The Lochsa River is the main attraction known for its whitewater activities and for fishing. The Lolo Pass Visitors Center is only a short drive to the east.
Fishing: The Lochsa River is a very beautiful river and is known for its steelhead fishing, and also offers salmon and trout. Check your fishing regulations.
Boating: There are no boating facilities at Wendover Campground.
Wildlife: Deer, elk, moose, bear and an abundance of feathered friends inhabit the area. Do be careful with your food and garbage to avoid bear problems.
Fee Schedule: $8.00 per day with $2.00 for your extra vehicle.
Campground Reservations: For such a nice good sized campground, Wendover surprisingly cannot be reserved. It operates on a first come first served basis.
Phone service: No pay phone in the campground, nor could we get reception on our ATT phones.
Nearby Services: The Lochsa Lodge with gas, pop, ice, showers and other services next to Powell Campground.
RV Dumping Site: No RV dumping station. See Wilderness Gateway Campground.
Location/Driving instructions: From Kooskia, Idaho, travel 82.9 miles east on US Hwy 12, the campground is on the right(GoogleMap). From Missoula, Montana, travel 10.2 miles south on US Hwy 93/12, turn right onto US Hwy 12 and drive another 48.7 miles to the campground on your left.
Elevation: 3301 Feet
Reviewed: June 2010
This information is accurate as of the date of the review.
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