Name: Robinson Lake Campground
Robinson Lake Campground has everything I like - beauty, peace and nature. It is on the south shore of Robinson Lake and is near the Canadian border. It has the lake for fishing or playing in. It has a stream large enough to fish. It has trails around the lake to hike on. It has a boat ramp if one wants to fish from a boat. It is a nicely kept campground set between the lake and Gillion Creek in a mature, beautiful forest. If you like noise, skiing, jet skis and speed boats, this is not the place for you. You will not find any of that here.
Campsites: There are 10 camping sites which could be used by RVs or tents. The sites are roomy but since there is little undergrowth, it appears somewhat open even though there are many mature trees. Each site has a picnic table and fire ring. I noticed in my pictures there is a wooden bench by the fire rings. If you forgot your camp chairs, they have you covered! I have not seen that at any other campground in Idaho. In addition, each site has a 15 by 15 foot sand filled tent square. Take note, there is firewood stacked throughout the campground.
Host on Site: There is a host at the campground.
Water: There is a pressurized water system in the campground and the water tastes fine.
Garbage Services: No, pack it out.
Restroom: The restrooms are vault style and were clean, well maintained and stocked.
Handicap Accessible: Yes.
Pets: On a leash.
Picnic Area: There is a picnic area on the gravel road just before the campground. It is connected by a trail leading from it to the lake.
Fishing: As I mentioned above, Robinson Lake is available for fishing, as are Gillion Creek and Round Prairie Creek. The sign on the bridge says Monks Creek, although the map calls it Round Prairie Creek. I'm not sure whether it is Monks or Round Prairie.
Boating: There is boat access to Robinson Lake on the north shore. You may access it by Rd 2274 which leaves Hwy 95 about a mile northeast of the campground entrance.
Swimming: Yes, one of the docks near the campground is designated as the swimming dock.
Wildlife: Deer, moose, bear and loons are all wildlife to watch and watch out for. The eastern portion of the lake is very shallow and is prime moose country.
Phone service: There is no pay phone nor did we get cell reception.
Nearby Services: There maybe a convenience store closer than Bonners Ferry but for full services such as gas, ice, pop and such, Bonners Ferry is 25 miles to the south on Hwy 95.
RV Dumping Site: No.
Location/Driving instructions: Travel north on Hwy 95 for 24.9 miles from Bonners Ferry, Idaho. The campground is on the left and is .3 miles up a dirt road. For the boat ramp,the turn off is another mile or so past the campground exit.
Elevation: 2696 Feet
Reviewed Date: June 2010
Fees And Reservations: These sites are not reservable, first come, first serve. The sites are $8.00 per day.
This information is accurate as of the date of the review.
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