Hipcamp host Paul T.
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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

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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 .

RV only area
Rv & motorhomes
1 site
Up to 13 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Back-in site, max length 15ft
Electricity and water hookups
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
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: 25% 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

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 Tent 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!

The vibe at Iron Horse Forest Tent Camp

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Hipcamper Michael
Michael R.
didn't provide a recommendation.
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 Michael R.
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July 24th, 2018
Property
Almost to Canada - North Idaho
State
Idaho
$25/night
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