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

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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 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, vans and truck campers, trailers
1 site
Up to 9 guests per site
Park at listing
ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Camping vehicle details
Generators allowed
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

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Paddling
Snow sports
Swimming
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching

Terrain

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

Beach
Forest
Lake
Mountainous
Field
River, stream, or...
Swimming hole
Waterfall

The vibe at Park near & Camp on Pack river.

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Hipcamper Corey
Corey S.
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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 Madelaine
Response from Madelaine, the Host, on July 16th, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the trouble to write a review. It was a pleasure having you all :) glad you enjoyed it

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Hipcamper Kendra

Beautiful even with mosquitoes!

Kendra J.
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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 Madelaine
Response from Madelaine, the Host, on July 16th, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. It was a pleasure and glad you enjoyed it. Really sorry about the mosquitoes they are much less as it dries and warms up

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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 Madelaine
Response from Madelaine, the Host, on July 16th, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write a review 🙏😀

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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 Madelaine
Response from Madelaine, the Host, on July 16th, 2020

Thanks so much for taking the time to write such a nice review I really appreciate it. :)

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Hipcamper Michele

Perfect, private waterfront retreat

Michele E.
recommends this listing.
July 5th, 2020

I was looking for a nice, private, waterfront retreat for my husband and I, and our two dogs. This site was perfect in every way! There was a beautiful beach to relax on during the day as the dogs played. The river was shallow enough in some parts to walk out quite a ways to enjoy the coolness of the water. Once evening came it was time to start a fire under the stock tank hot tub that we filled with river water. What a fabulous experience that was - sitting in a nice, warm, relaxing tub of river water, as the sunset behind the trees. Madelaine was a fantastic host, I highly recommend this site to anyone looking for a waterfront place that is peaceful and quiet.

Fire heated hot tubView from road aboveWonderful private stretch of beachOur setup at the beach
Hipcamper Allison

Beautiful spot!

Allison M.
recommends this listing.
July 16th, 2020

Madelaine was a great host! She showed us around and allowed us to choose our spot, it was pretty easy because a lot depended on the type of car we were driving. The sandy beach was amazing, the river was so nice and the kids entertained themselves either in the water or on the sand the entire time!
It was also hot and super sunny when we got there and Madelaine let us borrow her netted sunshade the entire weekend, it was a lifesaver! Thank you!
This spot is truly beautiful and you do feel like you are out there all alone, except for the occasional kayaker floating by.

***Just make sure that once you book you have exact directions from Madelaine because the directions on the site will only take you so far, you will not get to the camp without a exact directions from Madelaine. She sent us a text on how to get there and that was perfect!

Nice calm river even for the kids. The kids loved playing on the edge of the water and on the sand! They entertained themselves for hours! Host was so nice and that netted  pop up shade you see in the back was such a lifesaver! If you don’t have shade you can borrow that one! I would just make sure before hand it will be available and no one else will be at the second site using it. Beautiful land on a sandy beach! Lots of space to get some R&R. Canoe and kayaks available!
Hipcamper Jacob
Jacob G.
recommends this listing.
August 12th, 2019

Amazing!! Only tell your close friends.

Hipcamper Madelaine
Response from Madelaine, the Host, on July 16th, 2020

Thanks for the review :)

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Hipcamper Kathleen

All to ourselves

Kathleen S.
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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.

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Hipcamper Madelaine
Response from Madelaine, the Host, on July 16th, 2020

Thank you for the review so kind of you. :)

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Hipcamper Jonathan

Perfect little spot

Jonathan M.
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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 Madelaine
Response from Madelaine, the Host, on July 18th, 2020

Thank you

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Awards

Best of 2019 Idaho
5th place
Property
Pack River Retreat
State
Idaho
Country
United States
$35/night
1 Site

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