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Park your RV, overland rig, pitch a tent, or sleep under the stars next to the Coeur D’ Alene River.

Be advised this is directly next to State Highway 3. If you are a light sleeper, or road noise bothers you, this is not the campsite for you.

At the camp, you can launch your kayaks at the river to go for an adventure down through the Chain Lakes, all ei


Park your RV, overland rig, pitch a tent, or sleep under the stars next to the Coeur D’ Alene River.

Be advised this is directly next to State Highway 3. If you are a light sleeper, or road noise bothers you, this is not the campsite for you.

At the camp, you can launch your kayaks at the river to go for an adventure down through the Chain Lakes, all eight are accessible by the river adjacent to where you will sleep.

The bird and wildlife watching in this area is world class. Ospreys, hawks, turkeys and other animals commonly hang out in these parts.

You can go for a swim at one of the sandbars, take your dirt bikes or side by sides down Killarney Lake Road to access an extensive network of trails and dirt roads into remote wilderness.

There is no cell service, no water or electrical hookups, or toilet. As beautiful as it is, your experience will not be “glamping” unless you come with all the comforts you personally desire.

You can hunt on the forest service land by 4th of July Pass, fish on the river, or on the Chain Lakes (with the proper permits, of course).

There is a stairway into the water from camp but it is quite steep. For easy access to the water, use the docks or boat launch at Killarney Lake or Bull Run.

Please send a message if you have any questions. I am happy to help.

Campsite area
Tent or RV site
1 site
Up to 8 guests per site
Up to 3 vehicles
Wheelchair access
2WD Accessible
RV Information
Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Class A RVs, Class B RVs, Class C RVs, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 35 feet allowed
Pull-in site
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass-or-field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Generators allowed
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Campfires allowed
Pets allowed
No toilet
Picnic table available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
No hot tub
Have a question? Send Nicholas a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict (30 Days)
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 21% off

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Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


The Trail of the Coeur D'Alenes goes 72 miles through beautiful North Idaho. The Bull Run trailhead is only 2.4 miles from camp...Read more


You can anchor your boat on the Coeur D' Alene River, right here at camp. There are 2 public boat launches; Bull Run is 2 miles...Read more


World class freshwater fishing awaits on the Chain Lakes and on the Coeur D' Alene River. Rose Lake is stocked with catfish eve...Read more


North Idaho is a hiker's paradise. Access thousands of acres of National Forest, the Trail of the Coeur D' Alenes and beyond.


Bring a kayak, or rent one from us. You will not regret it. Kayaking is one of the easiest ways to explore the Chain Lakes and ...Read more

Off-roading (OHV)

Endless off-roading awaits, just down Killarney Lake Road. You can explore miles and miles of forest roads and trails in the Id...Read more

Snow sports

Backcountry enthusiasts can tour right from camp via the Idaho Panhandle National Forest and National Forest Service Road 539 w...Read more


With 10 Chain Lakes, and your campsite being right on the Coeur D' Alene River, the swimming opportunities are endless.

Wildlife watching

We have world class wildlife here in North Idaho. Most guests see bald eagles, osprey, fish, deer, and occasionally big game li...Read more

Horseback riding


Natural features you'll find at Camp Chain Lakes in Idaho.


There is a beautiful sandy beach and sandbar directly across the river from camp. Kayak is the easiest way to get across, but a...Read more


There is a cave at Cave Lake, just down the river from camp.


Beautiful cottonwoods, pine, spruce, and many more trees surround you at camp, across the river, and nearby.


All ten Chain Lakes, Chatcolet Lake, Lake Coeur D' Alene, and many more are close to camp.


Your camp has a large grassy field, great for football, cornhole, soccer, etc.

River, stream, or creek

Camp is directly on the river. There are plenty of other streams and creeks to enjoy.

Swimming hole

Swim right from camp, or visit any of the other Chain Lakes for amazing swimming.


There are plenty of wetlands nearby. Killarney Lake is probably the closest wetland area.


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Hipcamper jay

Chain lakes are the best lakes

Jay P.
recommends this listing.
July 15th, 2022

great place to camp with the family. super easy water access. bring the kayak’s for some great early mornig or evening fishing. if your into boating there are two public boat launches within 2 miles of camp.

Hipcamper Kimberley

Camping with dogs

Kimberley B.
recommends this listing.
July 12th, 2022

My sister and I loved this campsite! It’s secluded and had tons of space & water for our pups! The location is SO beautiful 🌲

We’ll definitely be camping here again!

Hipcamper Taryn


Taryn Z.
recommends this listing.
June 22nd, 2022

This is an awesome camp spot! Right on the river, primitive camping at its absolute finest. We had a great 3 days staying here. Kellogg is close by in case you forget things - which is really nice! I would definitely recommend this spot to those looking for a great swimming spot and camping getaway. We had two dogs there and they absolutely loved it! So much wildlife. Saw a lot of bald eagles, ospreys, beavers. Super neat!

Hipcamper George

Centered near adventure

George D.
recommends this listing.
May 31st, 2022

This is a great jumping off point for those looking to venture out into the wilderness nearby. The Black Rock access point for the Trail of the Coeur D' Alene is a short distance west on the Highway. Kilarney lake access is across the street and Acres of forest are also nearby. A quick glance at the map shows all the places you can start your adventure. The region following the CDA river is filled with wildlife. Lots of marshlands, Birds, Deer, Beaver and even Moose.

This is probably not a place for those who are light sleepers or those looking to be in secluded surroundings. But this listing does not misrepresent that fact.

Hipcamper Emily M.
recommends this listing.
August 8th, 2022
Hipcamper Lisa B.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
July 26th, 2022
Camp Chain Lakes
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