Hipcamp host Madelaine P.
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Camp on the white sandy beach of the tranquil beautiful Pack River. You can park near the river (about a fifty foot path to the river). Four wheel drive is best. Trailers and campers wont be able to get as close. It is about a fifty feet path to river. The Pack is a pure and tranquil river. ( I offer three kayaks for campers to use for free and I also have a pop up beach scr


Camp on the white sandy beach of the tranquil beautiful Pack River. You can park near the river (about a fifty foot path to the river). Four wheel drive is best. Trailers and campers wont be able to get as close. It is about a fifty feet path to river. The Pack is a pure and tranquil river. ( I offer three kayaks for campers to use for free and I also have a pop up beach screened tent I let campers use. (bring your own life jackets). This is a safe and peaceful place for single woman and children. The river is perfect for young children as it is calm and there is plenty of shallow beaches for children to play in. This camping site is on the Pack river in northern Idaho about 9 minutes from Sandpoint with beautiful white sandy beaches to camp on and great kayaking to lake Pend L'Orielle. Peacefully watch bald eagles fly along the river hunting for fish. Have a bath in the horse trough heated by a fire under the sparkling stars. Calm easy pleasant river to float or kayak or just relax and swim in the river all afternoon. The Blue Heron restaurant walkable up the river with a beautiful view of the Washington mountains. A train does pass by every five hours or so. This camp site is ten minutes away from propane Pack River general stores and cafe. With $3 showers. I offer some free fire wood. There are fantastic horse throughs which you can fill with river water and heat with wood you are welcome to collect.. They are relaxing healing mineral baths as this water is high in special minerals. so far campers who have stayed have told me they want to keep this place a secret. :)

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, trailers, vans and truck campers
1 site
Up to 13 guests per site
Park at listing
ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Camping vehicle details
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Have a question? Send Madelaine a message!
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Snow sports
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Park near & Camp on Pack river. in Idaho.

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Swimming hole

The vibe at Park near & Camp on Pack river.

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Hipcamper Corey
Corey S.
recommends this listing.
June 18th, 2019

Madeline was a great host and her property is beautiful! We set up camp right on the river and our 3 dogs ran around off leash until they dropped. Would definitely recommend giving this camping spot a shot. The mosquitos were a little rough, but nothing out of the ordinary for summer camping!

Hipcamper Kendra

Beautiful even with mosquitoes!

Kendra J.
recommends this listing.
June 23rd, 2019

Driving in - it’s good to have a suv type of vehicle just because it’s a dirt road and parts of it is pretty bumpy. I think there are two sites, one is more of a blazing through weeds & trees spot, the other would have been better for (I am an almost 60 year old woman between having a couple surgeries so add out of shape in there too) me and my 25 year old daughter. Bring mosquito spray - lots! But the spot on the river is beautiful, and if the weather had been better (rained a few times) I would have loved floating the river. My giant puppy had the best vacation ever!

Hipcamper Jacob
Jacob G.
recommends this listing.
August 12th, 2019

Amazing!! Only tell your close friends.

Hipcamper Anne

Private stay on the river!

Anne B.
recommends this listing.
August 18th, 2019

We will definitely be back! This was exactly what we wanted! It was a nice private stay on a soft sand bank off of the river. Madelaine met us and showed us around. She also helped me carry firewood back to our site. She was an exceptional host! My puppy loved the nature as did we!!

Hipcamper Laura

Perfect beach setting

Laura P.
recommends this listing.
August 26th, 2019

This place was amazing! Madeline was great to work with, gave great directions and had everything ready for us. The bathroom (porta potty) was the cleanest best smelling one i have ever seen. The campsite was beautiful and better than the pictures. You had both white soft sand and a pebble beach. It was almost like being on the beaches back east. We had complete privacy and were very comfortable.
She provided a large popup shelter that was great to store all of our extra stuff in.
Somehow she even got a heard of elk to sleep a few yards away and walk through our camp the next morning, whoohoo!
Lets not forget my favorite part.. . The trough trough hot tub!
We will definitely be back and highly recommend it.

Hipcamper Kathleen

All to ourselves

Kathleen S.
recommends this listing.
August 28th, 2019

Madelaine was very cool and laid back. She let us choose to camp on the beach or in a site. She was available but allowed us our privacy. The river was low at that time of year (Aug) but great temp for swimming. We brought our kayaks but put in further down river where it was deeper. We had the place to ourselves. There were 2 portapotties available. Beautiful environment. Lots of trees and deer. Train is a bit loud at night but part of the charm of the Sandpoint area. Fairly close to town if you need to run in for supplies.

Park near & Camp on Pack river.Park near & Camp on Pack river.Loaner shelter provided by hostPark near & Camp on Pack river.
Hipcamper Jonathan

Perfect little spot

Jonathan M.
recommends this listing.
June 12th, 2020

Secluded and beautiful. Love being on the river. The kids paddled the kayaks around and the dog ran free. Definitely plan to go back. Thanks Madelaine!

Hipcamper Jess

Excellent water front seclusion

Jess H.
recommends this listing.
June 14th, 2020

We had a great time despite the rain. Would be great during the hot summer. Beautiful view of the river. Our camp host was very sweet, she was there but gave us our privacy. Definitely, the best for tenters. Over all a great spot! Got some amazingly beautiful pictures of the storm.

Very secluded and private. No filter storm rolling in. Park near & Camp on Pack river.Very secluded
Hipcamper Johanna


Johanna B.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
June 22nd, 2020

Very remote and privat. Access to the campsite is not possible with a SUV, maybe with a tractor, because of huge ruts. The river was high and there was no beach at all. The spot for a tent was in a poorly cleared grassy area that was bumpy and had sharp branches stick out.?We spent over an hour to improve the spot. All while mosquitoes were “eating us up”. The 3 kayaks promised were 1 small kayak (too small for a tall person) and 2 play boats or sit on top kayaks. We did not use them partly because the river current was much to strong to paddle back. The bundle of firewood mentioned consisted of 3 pieces of wood and some wet branches. The tub is so dirty I did not want to use it, plus there was no room to put it under a fire(for which there was no wood availability) When we were working to get the site ready for the tent our dog ran after a fawn and killed it. It was horrible. Then my husband had to dig a hole to bury it. After that, the dog was on the leash. There was no potable water at all. Madelaine was not aware she mentions the availability of potable water in the description. She said we could boil the river water.
We stayed the night, and left in the morning.


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