Name: Upper Luby Bay Campground
Luby Bay Campground is divided into two sections, Upper Luby Bay Campground and Lower Luby Bay Campground. They are situated on the west shore of Priest Lake and are heavily wooded with mature trees. Upper Luby Bay Campground is across the road and uphill from Luby Bay campground and Priest Lake. It is beautifully wooded and a lovely place to camp. The roadways are paved, but the driveways are gravel at Upper Luby Bay, giving it a little more rustic atmosphere than Lower Luby Bay.
Campsites: The camping sites are large with a little room between them which gives a camper more privacy. Sites are from number 26 through 58. Each have a picnic table and a fire ring. These sites could be used by RVs or tents.
Host on Site: Yes, both Upper and Lower have separate hosts.
Water: There is good, clean, pressurized water located throughout the campground.
Garbage Services: Yes, in "bearwise" cans.
Restroom: The restrooms have flushing toilets and have a sink. No showers.
Handicap Accessible: This campground is handicap accessible.
Firewood: $7.00 from the camp host.
Pets: On a leash only.
Picnic Area: The picnic area is in Lower Luby Bay Campground. There is not one in the Upper Luby Bay campground.
Recreation: The main attraction is Priest Lake, whether you swim, fish, boat, or just want to sunbathe. There is also hiking in the surrounding mountains.
Fishing: Fishing is available in Priest Lake, Priest River and many streams in the area. Check our fishing regulations link.
Boating: This campground is not on the lake, however, the Idaho Fish and Game ramp is located about one mile down the road.
Swimming: Is available at the beach in Lower Luby Bay. Please refer to my picture in my Luby Bay review.
Wildlife: There are deer in the area and one could easily wander through camp. This is bear country so take precautions with your food and garbage.
Phone service: Although there is no pay phone at the campground, we had reception on our ATT cell phones.
Nearby Services: Ice, gas, pop and such services are available at Nordman, only a few miles away on Hwy 57 or in Priest River to the south.
RV Dumping Site: Yes, Upper Luby Bay has an RV dumping station.
Location/Driving instructions: From Priest River, Idaho, travel 28.6 miles north on Hwy 57, turning right onto Luby Bay Rd for another 1.4 miles. Turn left onto W. Lakeshore Rd for another .7 miles. The campground will be on the right side of the road. GoogleMaps.
Elevation: 2527 Feet
Reviewed Date: June 2010
Fees And Reservations: 16 of these sites are reservable at recreation.gov or by calling 1(877)444-6777. Both Upper and Lower are run together as one campground at recreation.gov. $18.00 per night with $8.00 per extra vehicle and $7.00 for firewood from the camp host.
This information is accurate as of the date of the review.
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