Hipcamp host Nathaniel K.,
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Perched up about 50 feet over Mirror Lake, this campsite is like a postcard. Sitting in a mountain bowl on one end of the lake, campers will have gorgeous views and sunsets. Fishing, swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding, sailing, hiking and wildlife watching abounds.  The campsite is off-the-beaten path so you'll be away from the crowds.  Yet the site is located convenientl


Perched up about 50 feet over Mirror Lake, this campsite is like a postcard. Sitting in a mountain bowl on one end of the lake, campers will have gorgeous views and sunsets. Fishing, swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding, sailing, hiking and wildlife watching abounds.  The campsite is off-the-beaten path so you'll be away from the crowds.  Yet the site is located conveniently from the following attractions:

- just 10 minutes from the bigger Lake Pend Oreille (Talache Landing) where you can jet ski, water ski, kayak, scuba dive, etc.  

- only 15 minutes from charming downtown Sandpoint and the marina, where you can enjoy a nice meal at dozens of amazing restaurants along the waterfront.  

- about 30 minutes from the Silverwood Theme Park and Water Park, where you can ride the steam railroad and escape to the Old West!

This listing is for tent/car/van camping only, NOT RV or trailer camping.  If you are looking to book a pull-through RV/trailer site, we have those available as well, but you must book under my other Hipcamp listing titled "RV Camping on Secluded Lake".  Each campsite has a picnic table, fire pit and pull-in access.  Please note that Campsite #1 does not have direct lake views (but is more secluded in the woods), while Campsites #2, #3 and #4 have direct lake views.  See campground map in the photos for site locations.  

A swimming/fishing dock exists at the lakefront, and there is a public-use boat ramp just down the road.

Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
4 sites
Up to 12 guests per site
Up to 1 vehicle
2WD Accessible
No wheelchair access
RV Information
Campervans and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 20 feet allowed
Pull-in site
Surface type: loose-gravel
Surface levelness: flat
Generators allowed
No Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Class A RVs, Class B RVs, or Class C RVs
Doesn't accommodate slideouts
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Picnic table available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Nathaniel a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Horseback riding
Wind sports
Off-roading (OHV)
Snow sports
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Wooded Site on Secluded Lake in Idaho.

Swimming hole

Places to see near Paradise on Mirror Lake

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Hipcamper Patrick
Patrick K.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
April 23rd, 2022

Great spot! Well maintained, flat gravel parking area, fire pit, and picnic table!

Hipcamper Fiona

Mirror lake is lovely.

Fiona C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
September 13th, 2021

A fun location, pleasingly tucked away—near both a beautiful small lake and many access points to Lake Pend d’Oreille. (I particularly enjoyed Talache Landing down the road.) camp sites are thoughtfully designed and cared for. Picnic tables and fire rings beautiful.

Appreciated the Portapotty, which is new to the site. It could have used emptying and cleaning as it got full and a bit messy, but I as I was there over the busy Labor Day weekend, and I know the host is likely in the process of figuring out how often it needs servicing—I really can’t complain much! The site is too beautiful and Nathaniel too kind, helpful, and responsive to not fully recommend staying here. You won’t regret it. Enjoy!

Hipcamper Kimberly


Kimberly H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
September 11th, 2021

Loved the area. It was just far enough from town and others to have a perfectly peaceful trip. No hassles. Just wished I'd booked a second night

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Hipcamper Cheryl

Very clean and nice camp site

Cheryl B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
September 6th, 2021

We booked this site as we are checking out different lakes in our area. The campsite is clean and secluded (we were in site #1), surrounded by trees/forest but NOT in the trees necessarily. The gravel is nice for some reasons but it’s sharp and loud so we have mixed feelings about it. There was a porta-potty on site shared between the 4 campsites. It was so nice not being tucked in between other campers!!

The lake: it’s not good for swimming, but our kids had a great time watching the frogs. The dock for the campsite is just sitting in mud (dry year!) and surrounded by lily pads. There is NO swimming area. We did use the little Mirror Lake Resort dock to launch our paddle boards to swim off the dock (their fee policy is confusing, but they charged us $5- not a huge deal). The water is “ok” but there were white egg things floating in the water. When we paddled around the lake, another part had these jellyfish looking things- TBD what they are?! So again, nice to have a lake for paddling or fishing but wouldn’t recommend swimming.

It was a short walk down to the water but we drove down because we had the paddleboards. Depending on what your plans are, this is a great site that kept our 3 kids busy with playing in the woods and we had a blast whittling sticks and telling scary stories by the campfire and staring at the stars.

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Hipcamper Teresa
Teresa J.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
August 27th, 2021

This camp area was beautiful. It is quiet and campsites are well separated. There’s a very short drive down to the lake and the sites are well graveled so not a lot of dust or dirt to deal with. We look forward to booking again.

Hipcamper Philip

Beautiful serene campground!

Philip H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
August 20th, 2021

Site was beautiful quiet and close to Sandpoint. Nate was extremely helpful in assisting us when finding the site. We thoroughly enjoyed the space and the beautiful
view of the lake! If you’re going to stay in the area this is a wonderful place to relax and stay.

Hipcamper Catherine

Excellent campsite!

Catherine K.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
August 2nd, 2021

Fantastic campsite! Lots of brand new site improvements, great views, and outstanding communication. Would stay here again!

Hipcamper Steffani

Surrounded by trees! beautiful.

Steffani R.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
July 18th, 2021

The dirt/cleared area with the picnic table was taken up completely by school bus camper, then the next day by sprinter van campers, so we set up our tent at the end of the dirt road. It looked like others had also camped since the grass was flattened, but still overgrown. There ended up being a lot more bees and mosquitoes because of it, but it was so beautiful in the trees. Even if there were just tent campers in the cleared spot, it would’ve been a little too close for both groups so having the area we stayed in flattened would be great. Mirror Lake is a short walk away, but we ended up going to Sandpoint (about 15 minutes away) because there wasn’t much of a beach-type area for my young kids. We woke up one morning to a herd of deer surrounding the tent! We’ll definitely stay again.

Hipcamper Isaac

Cute, remote, primitive

Isaac B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
July 12th, 2021

Cute boondocking spot just a bit up the road from a posh RV site.

The road itself is dirt with some rock, I didn't have trouble getting up in my school bus, but was cutting it close around the corner and in the dry dusty parts. People not driving ridiculous vehicles shouldn't have a problem, though towing a rv up there might be even more difficult.

As for the spot, it is indeed picturesque with the lake only 100 some feet away as you are pirched above. The ground is quite sloped for most of the site, but there are a few flat enough spots for a mid size tent. Two separate locations are bookable, but the two camp tables presumably designating each spot are nearly within conversation distance of eachother. The "second" spot has no separate parking and is more of an extension of the first, with only one small tent area down the hill. This is, at least, just our experience in July 2021. A second family arrived the night before we left looking for "their" spot which caused some confusion and possibly disgruntled feelings when they arrived to see a large bus parked in what they thought was their spot. Thankfully, they were able to camp up the road a bit and give us both some privacy.

The location had no fire pit, so we built one of stones in a hole, as fires were listed as allowed. It was very dry, so a lot of water was used along with constant attention.

The area is actually quite large and would be well suited for a family gathering.

The nearby RV camp offers some amenities, we were able to rent a trolling boat and go out on the lake to swim. Otherwise, there was no good swimming at this location. Locals were friendly, though confused why we'd want to camp somewhere more private and primative than an RV herd.

All in all, our experience was positive and I would recommend it if you're looking for something you can book and is away from others.

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