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.
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: