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Powell Campground Review
Campground is on the upper end of the Lochsa
River. The campground area is
heavily forested and fairly level with mountains all around. The Lolo
Pass is up the road to
the east. The campground is deep in the Bitterroot Mountains.
However, the elevation is only about 3800 feet.
Fee Schedule: Fees in Loop B are $8.00 plus $2.00 for your extra vehicle. The extra large site,# 10, is the same price. The sites are $15.00 plus $2.00 for your extra vehicle in Loop A because Loop A offers electrical hookups that are up to 50 amps.
Campground Reservations: To reserve your site, go to recreation.gov or call 1(877)444-6777. Only one site in Loop B is not reservable while 8 sites in Loop A are on a first come first served basis.
Fishing: Fishing in the Lochsa River, Crooked River and White Sands Creek is available. Salmon, steelhead and trout are caught here. Check your regulations.
Wildlife: There are deer, elk, moose, bear, many birds and an abundance of squirrels. Use caution with your food and garbage so as not to attract unwanted attention from bears.
Boating: There are no boating facilities at Powell Campground.
Water: Powell Campground has its own pressurized water system. We did not taste the water as it was being tested at the time we visited.
Phone service: There is no pay phone available in the campground, however, there is a phone available at the Lochsa Lodge at the campground entrance.
Restrooms: The "Comfort Station" located between the loops has flushing toilets. There is also a vault style outhouse at the far ends of both A and B loops. All were clean and well maintained. They weren't perfect, but it was very wet when we were there.
Handicap Accessible: Yes, the campground is handicap accessible.
Pets: On a leash only and you need to pick up after them.
Garbage Services: Yes, in Bearwise dumpsters.
RV Dumping Site: The nearest free dumping station is at the Wilderness Gateway Campground.
Nearby Services: The nearest gas, pop, ice, showers and many other services are available at Lochsa Lodge near the campground entrance.
Location/Driving instructions: This campground is way out in the sticks which is the way we like it. Powell Campground is 162 miles east of Lewiston, Idaho, on US Hwy 12 and 60 miles southwest of Missoula, MT.
Reviewed: June 2010
Loop B Site
B Loop Site 10
A Loop Site
A Loop View
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