In this fast-paced world, sometimes a pack just needs some fresh air and seclusion to reset their minds and bodies. Many campers seek out Kalispell Island in Priest Lake, Idaho to recharge and find their inner peace. The Kalispell Island Group Site is only accessible by boat, making it a furrific spot for packs who want to be one with nature rather than one with the neighbors (trust us, we get it).
No retreat is complete without your fur-children, and thankfully, the park is super pet-friendly (just make sure you keep Fido leashed when out and about). Your pup will have a ball sniffing out the diverse landscape and getting their paws wet in Priest Lake!
This is a truly rustic campground, meaning tent camping only, and no running water, electricity, or trash pick-up. What this campground lacks in modern conveniences it makes up for in stunning scenery, postcard views of the Selkirk Mountains, and abundant flora and fauna. The group site accommodates between 10 and 30 people and ranges from $10 per night during spring and summer to $15 per night during the fall.
Prospective campers should remember to bring plenty of drinking water or purification tablets for their stay since drinking water is not available at this location. We recommend investing in a bear-proof storage box to store your human (and pet) food -- bears are active in this area, especially in the warm months! You will need to bring trash bags as well, since they are not provided and the park has a strict pack-in, pack-out policy. Remember, take nothing but pictures and leave nothing but footprints!
Kalispell Island Group Site may be secluded, but it isn't short on visitors. Making reservations well in advance is encouraged, especially during peak times such as holidays. Go ahead and start planning your spring getaway -- at $10 a night, this is a camping trip that your wallet doesn't have to feel bad about!