The riverside tent camp site is about 30 yards from the riverbank and ideally suited for a tent ,van or small trailer. The approach is a moderate downhill back-in. There is a large pasture along river for walking or sitting to enjoy the beauty of North Idaho. At the campsite, you are surrounded by the Selkirk and Cabinet Mountains. The area is private, so there are no view ofContinue reading...
The riverside tent camp site is about 30 yards from the riverbank and ideally suited for a tent ,van or small trailer. The approach is a moderate downhill back-in. There is a large pasture along river for walking or sitting to enjoy the beauty of North Idaho. At the campsite, you are surrounded by the Selkirk and Cabinet Mountains. The area is private, so there are no view of the neighbors. It 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. A land line is available on the North wall of the host’s cabin for 24/7 Emergency Use, and personal use with a prepaid calling card. There is a fire pit, covered shelter, a USFS-style charcoal grill, 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 .
- 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: 25% off
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
You are welcome to ride on the property but please stay on the roads and observe boundary markers.
The river is pretty swift by the campsite. Finding pools upstream or downstream are the best bet. Nearby Robinson Lake and Sinc...Read more
Hike/Walk our property. Don't miss the short hike to Copper Falls nearby.
Horse tie up and riding on property is allowed. No corral is available on the property.
The Moyie River is a great river to float or kayak during safe river conditions. The rapids become more difficult below Meadow ...Read more
At southern end of the Moyie River...get expert guidance .
Your host has seen the following on the property : Bald Eagles, Golden Eagles, Owls, Ermin, Turkey, Grouse, Chipmunks, Squirrel...Read more
Natural features you'll find at Iron Horse Forest Tent Camp in Idaho.
You are in it!
Several on USFS land with public acces
The property is nestled between the Selkirk and Cabinet Mountains.
River, stream or creek
Campsite is on the bank of the Moyie River
Don’t miss the nearby, easy hike to Copper Falls!
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The vibe at Iron Horse Forest Tent Camp
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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.