Friday, May 22, 2009

Farragut State Park - Camping

Location: Near Athol, Idaho
Duration: Varies
Season: Year round

Farragut State Park an Old Historic US Naval Base

Farragut State Park is situated at the foot of the Coeur d’Alene Mountains and at 4,000 acres, it is one of Idaho's largest state parks. It's a four-season camping spot with scenic mountains, pristine forests, abundant wildlife and located on the banks of Lake Pend Oreille.
The state’s largest lake, Lake Pend Oreille has a rich history once being the second largest U.S. naval training center in the world during World War II, with a surface area of 94,600 acres and numerous forested coves, it’s a flat-water paradise, offering trophy fishing, diving, sailing, paddling, swimming and water-skiing.
Activities, facilities, and services in the park include camping, picnicking, swimming, boat launch, hiking, bicycling, horseback riding, 18 hole disc golf course, radio controlled model airplane flyers field, amphitheater, fish cleaning station, playgrounds, sand volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, and RV dump station, a shooting range, group picnic shelters, campfire programs, group campgrounds, and groomed cross country ski trails during the winter.
As for the camping facilities, there’s a bunch (this place is huge). Snowberry and Whitetail campgrounds have 45 and 63 campsites, each containing a picnic table, fire pit, and restrooms with hot showers. Snowberry has hookups to water and electricity at each site and Whitetail has centralized water faucets.
Kestrel has 24 sites, Nighthawk has 24 sites, and Redtail has 28 sites all with water and electric hook-ups, including 7 deluxe sites, 2 clusters of 3 sites, 1 cluster of 4 sites, and a central restroom with hot showers. Kestrel and Nighthawk each have a shelter that can be reserved.
Several group camps and group areas are available, ranging in capacity from 50 to 1,000 people for the group areas, and 25 to 500 people for the group camps. Farragut can accommodate groups of almost any size under special arrangements. The park has hosted everything from large family gatherings to Scout Jamborees of up to 20,000.
There’s a minimum nonrefundable reservation fee. Additional fees may be charged depending on the cost of services provided. General campsite regulations allow for a maximum of 8 people on a standard site and 12 people on a deluxe site. With a 15 day maximum stay.
One camping unit is allowed per site. A camping unit is considered to be one RV or two tents. One vehicle per site with an extra charge of $5 for each additional vehicle. Camping is allowed in designated areas only. All boats, trailers, rigs and motorized vehicles must fit within the campsite-parking spur provided.
Campfires are allowed in designated areas only! Pets must be kept on a leash. Please check with destination park staff for local restrictions. Quiet hours are from 10 pm to 7 am. Check out time is 1 pm.
Finally, fireworks are prohibited, No Exceptions! NOTE: You can reserve campsites at Farragut State Park, both group and individual sites, along with day-use picnic shelters up to 11 months in advance. But please note that not all services are available during the "Off Season".

For pictures, map, regulations and more info click on Farragut State Park

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1 comment:

  1. I have passed through Coeur d'Alene many times and have always considered it one of the most beautiful places on earth. The scenery is absolutely breathtaking.