Name: Giant Whitepine Campground
Giant White Pine Campground is named after a 600 year old white pine that died in 1998 and was cut down in 1999. It is still lying in the campground as a reminder of its existence. The campground is densely forested and is paved throughout - many of the campsites away from the road are very cozy! We visited in 2010 and again in 2017 so you will see pictures from both visits.
Campsites: There are 14 camping sites in the campground. Some sites have long driveways for parking your large RV while others are much shorter. Most campsites have a pine needle ground cover, picnic table and fire pit.
Host on Site: We did not see a host on site. We are thinking the host for Laird Park is also the host for Giant Whitepine.
Water: Yes. A little metallic smelling, but it tasted okay. I would prefer bottled water if I was spending any time here.
Garbage Services: No garbage service. Pack in, pack out.
Electricity Available: No.
Restroom: Yes. Vault style outhouse. Giant White Pine has more outhouses than most campgrounds twice its size!
Handicap Accessible: Yes, the outhouses are handicap accessible.
Firewood: You will need to gather your own or bring some with you.
Pets: Pets must be on a leash. No saddle, pack, or draft animals.
Picnic Area: Small picnic area at the hiking trail heads.
Recreation: Recreation here is camping and hiking.
Fishing: Not at the campground although the Palouse River is nearby.
Boating: No boating access.
Swimming: No swimming at the campground but the stream may be enough to wade in depending on the season.
Hiking: See our pic to the right of the Whitepine Trail system.
Wildlife: Deer, bear, birds, ground squirrels,
Additional Camping Opportunities: Laird Park campground is nearby.
Phone service: No pay telephone and no cell reception on our AT&T phones.
Nearby Services: Harvard has gas, ice and other services should you need anything is 7.7 miles South on Highway 6.
RV Dumping Site: No dumping site.
Location/Driving instructions: Travel North on Highway 6/Whitepine Drive, 7.7 miles from Harvard, Idaho.
Elevation: 2787 Feet
Reviewed Date: July 2017
Fees And Reservations: No reservations. First come, first serve. At the time of our last visit the fee was $8 per night, $2 extra vehicle, holders of Golden Age passports are half price. They are considering increasing the fee to $12 per day, check out the sign for info the comment on this change.
This information is accurate as of the date of the review.
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