Name: Farragut State Park
Farragut State Park is located on the shore of Lake Pend Oreille and was originally established during world war II as a submarine training base. The size and depth of the lake made it an ideal location for training. However the navy wasn't prepared for the weather and many a sailor suffered from the extreme conditions. Eventually the land was donated to the State of Idaho for a state park and it is a wonderful park. Checkout the recreational opportunities.
Campsites: There are 217 campsites in four campgrounds. All of the roads are paved but each campground is different. Whitetail has no hookups while the others have water and power. Checkout our "Campground pictures and info" page for more detailed info on each one.
Host on Site: There is a host in every campground.
Water: A pressurized water system is available throughout the park.
Garbage Services: There are garbage dumpsters scattered throughout the park.
Electricity Available: 3 of the 4 campgrounds have electrical hookups.
Restroom: There are restrooms in every campground and most of the recreational sites. The campgrounds and Beaver Bay have showers.
Handicap Accessible: The restrooms are handicap accessible.
Firewood: Firewood is available to purchase from the camp hosts.
Pets: Pets are not allowed at Beaver Bay but are if leashed elsewhere.
Picnic Area: Willow Bay and Sunrise Day Use Areas are available for those wanting a picnic site. Sunrise is large and would make a great site for a large group.
Recreation: Recreational activities include disc golf, swimming, boating, fishing, RC planes, horseshoes, hiking and Silverwood Theme Park is nearby.
Fishing: Lake Pend Oreille is known for its Lake Trout but many other species are available.
Boating: Whether you want to fish, water ski or sail this lake has room for all of it. And the park has a nice boat launch to provide access.
Swimming: Beaver Bay is beautiful and provides a great spot to swim or sunbath.
Hiking: I love hiking and Farragut State Park has plenty of opportunities to satisfy me. We have provided information on 3 of the hikes we went on.
Wildlife: We saw whitetail deer, squirrels and several species of birds. There could be mountain goats across the lake on the cliffs and black bear in the woods about.
Nearby Services: When we wanted something extra like dinner out or a few groceries we drove to Bayview which is a quaint little town right on the lake. However one can go the other direction to Hwy 95 where you can find a bigger selection but is a much longer drive.
Gas and Food: Athol is on Hwy 95 a few miles away where you can find gas and grocery stores.
RV Dumping Site: There are 2 RV dumping stations in the park.
Nearest Shower: There are showers in every campground and at Beaver Bay.
Elevation: 2400 Feet
Reviewed Date: June 2017
This information is accurate as of the date of the review.
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