Hipcamp host Paul T.
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NO CAMPFIRE BAN IN NORTH IDAHO ! The Cedar Grove Campsite will close for Winter on November 1. Book your 2021 stay now and help us inaugurate the new hot shower amenity opening April 1, 2021 ! The riverside camp site, including a 12x16 tent pad (new in 2019), is about 30 yards from the riverbank and ideally suited for a tent ,van or small pop-up style trailer (15 ft. Max
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NO CAMPFIRE BAN IN NORTH IDAHO ! The Cedar Grove Campsite will close for Winter on November 1. Book your 2021 stay now and help us inaugurate the new hot shower amenity opening April 1, 2021 ! The riverside camp site, including a 12x16 tent pad (new in 2019), is about 30 yards from the riverbank and ideally suited for a tent ,van or small pop-up style trailer (15 ft. Max. See separate listing for larger RV’s and Travel Trailers). It is shaded by more than a dozen Western Red Cedars. The approach is a moderate downhill back-in.  There is a large pasture along the river for walking or sitting to enjoy the beauty of North Idaho. On our property, you are surrounded by the Selkirk and Cabinet Mountains.  The area is private, so there is no view of the neighbors.   A broken view of the Host’s Cabin. Camp is situated on 15.5-acres of  Certified Family Forest. If you hear the rumble of a train at night, it's because the Union Pacific passes along the opposite edge of the property from the campsite.  There is no mobile phone service at the campsite . There is WiFi at the campsite shelter and host cabin. We strongly suggest you activate “Cell over WiFi “ on your mobile phone if possible to access emergency 911 Service. There is a fire pit (firewood provided), covered shelter, a USFS-style charcoal grill, (bring charcoal), benches, bear-proof food storage box and picnic table.  There are a lot of deer that roam the property, along with many birds and other wildlife . OUR NIGHTLY FEE Includes all the firewood you need and 10% Hipcamp Service Fee. It does not include Idaho Taxes.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, trailers
1 site
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
No showers
Pack it out
Camping vehicle details
Electrical hookup available
Water hookup available
Generators allowed
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Back-in site
Max length 14ft
Surface type: loose gravel
Surface levelness: flat
Doesn't accommodate slideouts
Have a question? Send Paul a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 5% off

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

You are welcome to ride on the property but please stay on the roads and observe boundary markers.

Fishing

The river is pretty swift by the campsite. Finding pools upstream or downstream are the best bet. Nearby Robinson Lake and Sinc...Read more

Hiking

Hike/Walk our property. Don't miss the short hike to Copper Falls nearby.

Horseback riding

Horse tie up and riding on property is allowed. No corral is available on the property.

Paddling

The Moyie River is a great river to float or kayak during safe river conditions. The rapids become more difficult below Meadow ...Read more

Climbing

Ice Climbing at Copper Falls is permitted in the Winter. Check with USFS Bonners Ferry Ranger Station

Swimming

Try the Moyie River in July-September is most enjoyble time. (Not too swift or too cold)

Whitewater paddling

At southern end of the Moyie River...get expert guidance .

Wildlife watching

Your host has seen the following on the property : Bald Eagles, Golden Eagles, Owls, Ermin, Turkey, Grouse, Chipmunks, Squirrel...Read more

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Iron Horse Forest Cedar Grove Camp in Idaho.

Forest

You are in it!

Lake

Several on USFS land with public acces

Mountainous

The property is nestled between the Selkirk and Cabinet Mountains.

River, stream, or creek

Campsite is on the bank of the Moyie River

Waterfall

Don’t miss the nearby, easy hike to Copper Falls! DIRECTIONS FROM OUR PROPERTY: Exit our gate and proceed down road to US 95....Read more

Wetlands

On the left side of road into our property. In the Spring watch for Merganser ducklings among other duck species. Moose visit f...Read more

The vibe at Iron Horse Forest Cedar Grove Camp

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Hipcamper Taylor

Beautiful and secluded

Taylor P.
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July 15th, 2019

Paul’s place was very well kept, directions were accurate and the location was BEAUTIFUL. If you’re looking for peace and privacy, this is the place! Very secluded and right next to the river which had easy access to get in and out of. The river was perfect for pups too, not deep and the flow wasn’t super strong right there. We had a great time sitting our camp chairs in the water watching the pup swim. Would definitely recommend to others!

Thank you!

Hipcamper Paul
Response from Paul, the Host, on July 17th, 2019

Taylor, We are glad your stay at The Cedar Grove Campsite was a good one! When you and the HipPups need a relaxing getaway we hope you can visit again. Keep Hipcamping!

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Hipcamper Michael
Michael R.
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July 25th, 2018

I have hiked or canoed many miles and discovered camping spots of exquisite beauty, however, for a place accessible by car, Iron Horse Forest Tent Camp situated by the Moyie River is pretty idyllic. Apart from the occasional rumbling of freight trains, I experienced three days of sublime peace and quiet, spoiled only on Sunday afternoon by the Lord's army popping off many more rounds of ammunition at the local range than I have heard in my entire life (I guess you never can tell when those wild Canadians might invade 😊!). After a three hour return bike ride along the charming Moyie River Road, it was invigorating to wash away the sweat by dipping into the river back at the campsite. The host, Paul, has crafted a very fine and sizable cooking/ eating shelter that has a view of the river, stays mostly shady in the hot afternoon and is replete with a bear cache so there is no need to lug food back and forth from the vehicle. Sitting on a homemade bench, I enjoyed playing my guitar by the fire in the evening, knowing that my modest blaze was pretty safe in the ultra-savvy fire pit. The only negative of the Iron Horse Forest Tent Camp, in my opinion, is the actual tent site; the location is lovely, but the ground is uneven and rutted. Furthermore, any scout would tell you that water would run from all sides into the tent if it rained. It's as if an otherwise fastidious five-star hotel had bought its beds used from the local brothel. Such a rough piece of ground probably needs a wooden platform to make it truly suitable for tents; doing so, would elevate Iron Horse Forest Tent Camp to the upper echelons of Hipcamp sites where it undoubtedly belongs.

Hipcamper Paul
Response from Paul, the Host, on August 16th, 2018

Michael, Thanks for your feedback, we have worked hard to make the tent campsite a great location for hipcampers... we removed some large rocks from the tent pad area and obviously need to add more fill and leveling. The soil is pretty sandy so mud is not a huge problem. We plan to seed the site with fescue this Fall too.

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Hipcamper Brady

Whatever you do, camp here!

Brady O.
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July 8th, 2019

Absolutely amazing little piece of heaven. The tent pad was about as comfortable as possible (It's obviously brand new and well maintained). The structure is also very high quality and appears to be pretty new, including the high quality bear locker. We didn't use the Charcoal grill but it looked like it had only been used a few times as well.

The Moyie river is perfect for a float, although we weren't prepared to take advantage of that (this time). It also appears to provide some good fly fishing based on what I watched a few anglers pull out of the water, I wasn't able to partake in the fishing due to having to keep an eye on our 3 dogs and 7 year old tiny human.

If you have concerns about the privacy due to the additional Iron Horse cabin, don't worry about it as it's quite a ways down the river from the tent camp. Non issue for us.

Our host Paul was the best! His communication was second to none and he provided us with ample info about the area to keep us entertained for the few (or should I say too few?) days we were able to stay.

There's a good chance we will be back to visit again. Thanks Paul!

Hipcamper Paul
Response from Paul, the Host, on July 8th, 2019

Brady and Company, We are happy your holiday weekend stay at the Cedar Grove Campsite met the criteria for a great North Idaho getaway! We hope you will come again soon! Paul

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Hipcamper Dara

Great camping spot

Dara R.
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July 27th, 2019

Paul was an excellent host and was very accommodating. The site was beautiful and you could see the stars from the tent spot. I really wish i could have stayed a lot longer. This was a great spot and easy to get to.

Hipcamper Paul
Response from Paul, the Host, on July 31st, 2019

Dara, Thanks for visiting with your sweet little daughter on your way to Alaska. Please come back again when you can get back to Idaho. Safe travels

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Hipcamper Theresa
Theresa B.
recommends this listing.
August 31st, 2019

Site was well maintained. Stream was awesome to plop down a chair and read. My only surprise was how close the camp site was to the main house property. It felt private enough in the darkness but not during the day. Awesome amenities make it an ideal place to stay on your way to or from Canada.

Beautiful fire pit and stream Campsite looking down from parking area
Hipcamper Paul
Response from Paul, the Host, on September 1st, 2019

Theresa, I appreciate your feedback and I am glad you were able to enjoy the Moyie River. Also, thanks for posting your awesome campfire pictures . I hope you can return to visit the River Cabin; it is total seclusion. Thanks again for your visit.

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Hipcamper Michael

The perfect little camping spot!

Michael S.
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September 1st, 2019

We were so lucky to find this beautiful site perched right on a meandering creek surrounded by rolling hills. The amenities were just perfect with a really nice kitchen shelter and fire pit. The tent pad and pit toilet were really great to have as well.

Hipcamper Paul
Response from Paul, the Host, on September 2nd, 2019

Michael, We are glad the Cedar Grove Campsite met your needs and expectations. Please come again next time you are on your way to Canada. Thanks again, for staying with us.

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Hipcamper Melanie

Peaceful camping on the moyie river

Melanie M.
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May 19th, 2020

Paul's place in the beautiful and peaceful North Idaho forest next to the Moyie River exceeded our expectations, and we had such a great night camping with our pup, enjoying a fire and eating delicious camp food with the amazing set up. Having firewood stocked is such an excellent bonus, and there is a covered shelter with picnic table and bear box as well. The area of wood chips to set up our tent helped keep us dry as we listened to the sounds of soft rain and the river throughout the night. It was the best! We will definitely be coming back to this spot. We walked over to the cabin that is available for rent through Hipcamp as well, which looks equally wonderful and we will likely be renting that at some point. Thank you for sharing your piece of mountain paradise with us, Paul!

The tent campsite. Gorgeous views of the river!At the lookout from the cabin rental site.On Copper Falls hike.
Hipcamper Paul
Response from Paul, the Host, on May 19th, 2020

Melanie, Thanks for your visit and being a Hipcamper! We look forward to seeing you again soon. As you know Fall in North Idaho is great too...and a great time to visit. Thanks again.

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Hipcamper Vanessa
Vanessa A.
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May 28th, 2020

This site is a great getaway! Makes me jealous and dream of my future home! ☺️

Hipcamper Paul
Response from Paul, the Host, on May 29th, 2020

Vanessa, I hope you have your own home in the forest someday. Before that day, if you need a getaway we would love to have you return to Cedar Grove Campsite. Stay well.

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Hipcamper Lacey

Beautifully well equipped camping!

Lacey B.
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July 2nd, 2020

Our family of 6 spent 3 beautiful nights at Paul’s campsite. You can quickly tell they have spent a lot of time making this site a wonderful place to get away. We enjoyed the the covered shelter/cooking area, the bear locker, the provided fire wood, and the soft tent pad. The sound of the river sent us to sleep each night with the occasional sound of the train going by. An awesome extra we weren’t expecting was the electrical plugin at the site so we could blowup our air mattress and charge our phones. The hosts were away when we stayed so we didn’t get to meet them but they invited us to enjoy the view from their deck and it was beautiful. The kids waved at the passing kayakers as I took pictures. In short we had a wonderful time and would love to go back someday.

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Hipcamper Paul
Response from Paul, the Host, on July 2nd, 2020

Lacey, Thanks so much for your review and glad you enjoyed our amenities. You probably noticed our “project “ . That is a shower building that has been delayed but will definitely be complete for next season. We hope you will return in the future.

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Awards

Best of 2018 Idaho
4th place
Property
Almost to Canada - North Idaho
State
Idaho
Country
United States
$25/night
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