If you want to go camping with your dog in northern Idaho, taking in some of the state's best natural scenery along the way, Round Lake State Park should be on your shortlist of potential destinations. Located in Bonner County, this 142-acre park combines a host of recreational activities with a relaxed and serene atmosphere that's hard to find elsewhere.
This densely forested park in Idaho's northern panhandle centers around the 58-acre Round Lake, which is a hotspot of activity all year round. Whether you're fishing for rainbow trout and bass, paddling a kayak, or just taking a dip to cool off, there's no shortage of water-based activities to keep you entertained. Canoes, kayaks and stand-up paddleboards are all available to rent in the park.
Away from the water, the landscape is dominated by imposing pine, hemlock, and larch trees. Nature lovers can keep their eyes peeled for a glimpse of a wide range of bird species, while the park's hiking trails take you past beaver lodges and might even let you spot a moose.
With 34 standard campsites and 16 serviced campsites, the Round Lake State Park campground caters to a variety of tastes. Surrounded by lovely scenery and with ample shade, it's a nice spot to spend a few nights. Best of all, pets are more than welcome in the campground.
Of course, if you are camping with your pooch, you'll need to make sure you abide by all of the park's rules and regulations surrounding canine guests. These include keeping your pet on a leash (maximum length of six feet) when outside of your tent or RV and cleaning up after your dog at all times.
With these minor but essential responsibilities taken care of, you and your canine companion can simply relax and enjoy the many activities and experiences on offer in Round Lake State Park.