Sam Owen Campground, Idaho Panhandle

Sam Owen Campground is on Lake Pend Oreille; pronounced Pond O’ray.

We workamped as Area Managers here in August and September of 2010.  I thought potential visitors might like some photos of the campground.

Sam Owen Campground is in a deer reserve.  The deer are used to people being around so they don’t startle easily.  However, they are still wild animals and can turn on you in a moment.  Deer are known for stomping someone to death with their front legs.  So, don’t send your kids out to feed them!

The campground has a nice Day Use area with a sandy beach for swimming without pets.  The shoreline on the right side of the boat launch is available for pets with their owners to swim.

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Look for Sam Owen Campground about 12 miles east of Sandpoint, Idaho.  It is open from May to September.  There are both reservable campsites and first-come-first-served sites.  There are no hookups but there is drinking water available and a dump station in the campground.  The map indicates sites that are reserveable via www.recreation.gov:

Sam Owen Campground Map
Campground Map – Notice where pets are allowed on beach
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