(Photo of Farragut State Park from visitnorthidaho.com)

In our last post, we highlighted the wonderful Sandpoint Idaho as a great location for a vacation. We also mentioned Lake Pend Oreille. Today we’d like to suggest a perfect camping location found near Sandpoint and right at the southern tip of lake Pend Oreille in case you’re interested in a boating/camping get-a-way for the family. 

Check out Farragut State Park where you can boat and camp!

This park was a World War II naval training center. There’s even a museum if you want to learn more. How cool is that!? 

It’s 4,000 acres with 223 camping sites, seven group camps and ten cabins. Whether you want to simply picnic and sit next to a camp fire or you’re looking forward to swimming, boating, horseback riding and archery, this park has something for you.

And, we’d like to mention, there’s even a launch ramp and docks. (Just a reminder, if you’re renting from Lake Escapes, we deliver the boat for you. There’s no need to worry about transporting the boat to the lake.)

If you’re looking for a family-friendly walk in the park, here are three to choose from:

Squirrel Cache Trail: This is an easy 1.2-mile loop with interpretive signs and meadow and forest habitats.
Shoreline Trail: This trail meanders along Buttonhook Bay with views of the Monarch Mountains. It’s an easy, 1.5 miles hike one way.
Highpoint Trail: If you’re looking for something a little more challenging, this is a three-mile hike to Bernard Peak with an excellent view of the south end of the 43-mile-long Lake Pend Oreille. The first two miles start you off easy, and then for the last mile you’ll find the trail is rockier and steeper.

(As a side note, if you’re more into biking than hiking, the trails and many roads are suitable for biking instead.)

Visit the Idaho Parks and Recreation site for more details.

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