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“Springy Point- Great Campground”
Review of Lake Pend Oreille

Lake Pend Oreille
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Hope
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Reviewed July 13, 2018

This Army Corps of Engineers campground is a very nice spot right on Lake Pend Oreille. The sites are best-suited for tents or small-to-medium rigs. We saw a larger one clip a tree and rip its canopy, before they gave up and left. Amenities include fire pits, flush toilets, showers, and a beach for swimming in an area protected from boats. The hosts are very nice and extremely dedicated to keeping the place neat and clean; they even rake the sand on the beach daily! There is some highway noise and some noise from motorboats if it is busy on the lake, but it is all tolerable, especially because the lake is so beautiful and there is a nice trail alongside so you can enjoy it. The two walk-to sites are primo for views and location; however they are tent-only. A big negative is that the address given on the website is for a location on the other side of the lake. We travelled 60 miles out of our way to find the campground. It is actually located in Sagle, just after you cross the long bridge. Notes: Lower numbered sites are nearer the showers.

Thank Diane M
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

Very pretty. Comfortable boat. Interesting narrative.
Bring a jacket as there can be wind and it can be cold, even when warm elsewhere.

Thank D8676BHjeanb
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Reviewed May 11, 2018 via mobile

This was my first trip to Lake Pend Oreille. I want to return. We stayed at Sleep Cabins on the lake in Sagle near the bridge with beautiful views of the mountains and the lake. Sandpoint has all of the restaurants, shops, and entertainment you need. In addition to relaxing at our cabin and exploring Sandpoint, we enjoyed taking drives exploring the area. We particularly enjoyed the historical signage along the roads describing the Missoula Floods and area plants and wildlife. There were few boats on the lake when we visited, but in early May most people aren't ready to get their boats out. The lake was down with an anticipated rapid rise as the snow in the mountains melts. Next time we visit we hope to stay longer.

Thank Woodsdweller1
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Reviewed October 9, 2017

Whether camping, boating, condo-ing or just driving by, Lake Pend O'Reille deserves its reputation as one of Idaho's if not the northwest's most beautiful lakes. My family has traveled to Hope, Idaho for thirty years (our boys have grown up on the lake) and its beauty and the majesty of the surrounding mountains continues to bring us all back together...five sons, daughters-in-law, grandchildren. There is a grandeur that works its magic every August for us. But, my wife and I are discovering, every season has its charm...the lake and its surroundings are stunning. Boating, hiking, biking, snow skiing or just relaxing with your loved ones, this is the place you've been looking for.

Thank brice3911
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Reviewed October 5, 2017

Ok, this review is not for everyone; the road from US 2 north of Sandpoint connects with state route 200 heading south towards Hope. If you go a little further along the road to the bridge over the Clark Fork river, you will have covered the site of a major geological occurance; the Great Missoula Floods. to make a very long story short, the Clark Fork river, some 15 thousand years ago was blocked by an ice dam on the south side of Lake Pend Oreille. the blocked water formed a lake a thousand feet over your head along this road. when the dam burst (in or near farragut park) the ensuing floods created all of the scablands of eastern washington and helped make the Columbia river the big river it is today. All along this road, there are informational signs and information about what happened here. It is of marginal interest in scenery but it is of major interest for anyone who is interested in geography, geology, and the science of water,ice and time.
Not for everyone because if you don't know about it, it isn't important. But if you go read the roadside information, you'll be hooked. And most importantly, your kids will be hooked

3  Thank abearfellow
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