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The Mudhole Campground Review

Don't let the name deceive you!  Mudhole campground is in the town of Priest River and is one of the five facilities in the Albeni Falls Dam project.  The campground is very well maintained with some nice developments and is anything but a mudhole. Its heavily forested surroundings give the campers privacy and maintains its rustic charm.  There is something for everyone. It is also known as Priest River Recreation Area.


Campsites:
 There are 20 campsites with a max of 8 persons per site. Each site has a table and fire pit. There are no electric hookups. Some of the sites are more secluded than others, and most of them offer some privacy.  There is also a bike campsite section which includes bike racks. These bike sites are fairly private because they are tucked away off the road.

Fee Schedule:
$16 each night, $10 for an extra car.
Campground Reservations: Yes, reservations may be made through recreation.gov. The picnic area may be reserved by calling Albeni Falls Dams at (208) 437-3133.

Additional Camping Opportunities: Riley Creek Recreation Area

Host on Site: There is a host on site.


Garbage Services: Yes

Water:
Yes, there is pressurized water and it tastes good.

Restroom:
The restrooms have flushing toilets and clean, coin operated showers. There are  large dish washing sinks located outside the restroom building.

Showers:  Yes, Priest River Campground has clean, coin operated showers located in the restroom.
Handicap Accessible: Yes.

Firewood:
There is firewood for sale at the campground.

Pets:
Pets must be caged or on a leash at all times, and it is strictly enforced.  You must clean up after your pet.  Dogs are not allowed on the swimming beach area.

Fishing:  Fishing at Priest River.

Boating: There is a boat launch and fishing docks.

Swimming:
There is a designated swimming area.

Recreation: There is a playground, ball field, amphitheater, and a beach. Tours of the Albeni Falls Dam are given daily at the visitor center  2 mi E of Newport, WA.  Also check out the Bird Aviation Museum and Invention Center located nearby.  birdaviationmuseum.com

Picnic Area: There is a picnic area with a large group shelter which includes a portable chimney fireplace. The group shelter can be reserved by calling Albeni Falls Dams at (208) 437-3133.

Wildlife: One mile from Priest Lake there is a wildlife viewing area.  We spotted wild geese in the campground along with deer.

Phone service: Yes, there is a pay phone and cell phone reception in the Mudhole Campground.

RV Dumping Site: Yes.

Nearby Services:  Any services you need can be found in Priest River just one half mile west on Hwy 2.

Location/Driving instructions: The Mudhole Campground is .5 miles east of Priest River on Hwy 2.

Reviewed: June 2010

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The Mudhole / Priest River Recreation Area
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The Mudhole / Priest River Recreation Area
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The Mudhole / Priest River Recreation Area
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The Mudhole / Priest River Recreation Area
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The Mudhole / Priest River Recreation Area
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