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Paradise on Mirror Lake

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· Sagle, Bonner, Idaho
20 acres hosted by Nathaniel K.
1 lodging site · 6 RV/tent sites
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Great for groups
Recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp is great for larger groups.
Amazing views
Hipcampers say this spot has amazing views.
Best in Idaho: 2nd place
Named one of the best Hipcamps to visit in 2023.
Romantic
Recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp is romantic.
>>> Voted #1 Campground in Idaho 2022, 2024 and #2 in 2023 (Hipcamp Awards) <<< Like a postcard photograph, Bigfoot Campout is perched up about 50 feet over Mirror Lake, sitting in a mountain bowl on one end of the lake. Campers will have gorgeous views and sunsets over the lake. Fishing, swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding, sailing, hiking and wildlife watching abound. The campsite is off-the-beaten path so you'll be away from the crowds, yet the site is still close to other area attractions like Lake Pend Oreille (10 min. drive), charming downtown Sandpoint (15 min. drive) and Silverwood Theme Park (30 min. drive). The beauty and allure of Mirror Lake led to it being featured in two Hollywood movies -- Dante's Peak (1997) and Mel (1998). The lake itself is excellent for fishing, and stocked with Kokanee, Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout, and Cutthroat Trout. The stocking is typically scheduled for the first week of June each year, so if you are an angler, it's best to come after June 7th for the best fishing. (Just before June, the fish stock will be at it's lowest point of the year, so keep that in mind.) Paying homage to the Bigfoot legend in northern Idaho, the theme of this campground is all things Sasquatch! Can you find all 9 Sasquatch hiding throughout the campground? Some are hard to find, while others are in plain sight! Swimming in nearby Talache Landing (a.k.a. Talache Beach) on the shores of Lake Pend Oreille is an absolute must-do. The views are absolutely stunning and the water is crystal clear -- and quite refreshing on a hot day. Fishing is best done in a canoe or small boat which can be put in at our campground dock (free) or at the nearby public boat ramp ($5 fee). Fishing off of the campground dock is also a possibility but beware that lily pads are prevalent. Please obey all of the camp rules which are listed in each campsite. The most important campground rule is leaving the campground just as you found it, or better. This means smothering fires and packing out all trash to prevent wildlife from visiting our campground! A bit of history... In 2021, the campsites were graveled and graded, each with their own picnic table and fire pit. A mulch tent pad was added to Campsites C and D. An on-site Port-A-Potty was also installed at this time. In 2022, 50-30-20 Amp electric pedestals for camper and RV use were installed in campsites B and C/D. Also, a sand tent pad was installed in campsite F and a Sasquatch Trail was added where you can search for many Bigfoot hiding in the woods! In 2023 a brand-new 70' elevated nature-walk and dock were installed on the lakefront. In campsite E, a mulch tent pad was installed. Also, an interactive "Enchanted Forest" was added to the campground, which lights up a night to reveal all of the woodland creatures that live there! (Kids love this!) In 2024, a lakefront tiny cabin was added down by the dock at Campsite A, along with a grassy beach, hammocks and a grass tent pad. An Amenities Shed full of several camping games like horseshoes and corn hole was also added by the Port-A-Potty area. Two additional Port-A-Potties were also added, bringing the total to three for the campground. In 2025, a water tower will be installed, allowing campers to fill up with potable water within steps of each campsite. In addition, Fern Trail will be completed where you can hike through a "fern forest" along the lakefront. In 2026, a concrete corn hole pit will be installed, as well as a "shower bag" showering area. Yurt construction will also begin in 2026, with likely completion in 2027. As the host for this campground, I do not live on-site. You may reach me anytime before, during, or after your stay via phone, text or Hipcamp messenger. I almost always respond within a few minutes. Detailed directions, and camp information will be sent to every booked guest 48 hours prior to their arrival. When selecting your campsite, please take note of the following: Best lake views: Campsite A, C and D. (Campsites E and F have partially obstructed lake views due to trees.) Easiest RV access: Campsite B. It's a pull-through site. Most private: Campsites A and B, or booking Campsites C/D or E/F together. (Do not book C/D or E/F for complete privacy unless you book them in pairs.) Most shade: Campsites A, E and F. Sunniest: Campsites B, C an D. Electric access: Campsites B, C and D. (C/D share a power pedestal.) Nearest to Port-a-Potty: Campsites A and E. Nearest to lake: Campsite A. Best for large parties: Booking Campsites C/D together (for larger RV camping parties) or booking Campsites E/F together (for moderate-sized tent camping parties). Property located 48°10'11.0"N, 116°30'02.1"W
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Melinda G.recommends
July 13, 2024
C - RV, Trailer, Tent (w/ Electric)
Loved the campsite, beautiful, peaceful, and fun fairy garden!
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Genevieve D.recommends
July 11, 2024
E - Auto or Tent (Wooded Site)
We loved staying here in the beautiful cedar trees, and the campground is so well maintained. Super great communication and flexibility from the camp host. We stayed at site F and it felt super private, and was open to a woodsy area where our kids played in the shade. The lake was easy to access for boating, and there are swimming platforms out on the lake. You are not able to swim from the lake edge or dock, so be aware you'll need to rent a boat or bring your own to launch from the public dock to get out to one of the swim platforms. It was easy to do, and a beautiful spot. Thanks for a great stay!
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David F.recommends
July 8, 2024
A - Lakefront Tent + Tiny Cabin
One of the best camping trips ever!
We had the most amazing time and for a last minute camping trip we were blown away with the experience! Thank you for an amazing weekend! We will be back
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Caroline V.recommends
July 7, 2024
E - Auto or Tent (Wooded Site)
Beautiful
Fantastic site in a fantastic campground, lots of privacy and lots of space
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Caroline V.recommends
July 7, 2024
F - Auto or Tent (Wooded Site)
Amazing
Amazing campground, beautiful location, wonderful details that make it extra special like the little lights at night. Such serenity, we loved it!
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Viktoria Z.recommends
July 7, 2024
B - RV, Trailer, Tent (w/ Electric)
We loved camping there. The views where amazing pretty clear direction it was amazing thank you Nathan
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Sagle, Bonner, Idaho, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Cayuse, Umatilla and Walla Walla, Ktunaxa ɁamakɁis, Kalispel, and Schitsu’umsh (Coeur d’Alene) First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Nathaniel K.

Joined in June 2021
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