Clark Fork Drift Yard

Pend Oreille Wildlife Management Area

2 Reviews
Driftwood Yard Road Hope, ID 83836 Official Website

GPS: 48.1737, -116.2318

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Overview of Clark Fork Drift Yard

Pad Type gravel

Elevation 2070 ft

Max Stay 3

Tent Camping Yes

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3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
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Last reported 9/3/2019
1 review
“360 degrees of Mountain View’s ”

Reviewed 9/3/2019

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: Park where you want
Overall Rating

This was a backup plan if we didn’t reach another location. We drove through two nearby camping locations, one a state run park, another was free we also drove through the drift yard (first). we returned to the drift yard out of concerns for our cats safety. It’s wide open so she could explore while we kept an eye on her. It was a slightly cloudy day with a fairly good breeze off the water which made for a very comfortable stay in a place with no shade. There were other people camping there also, but everyone kept well to themselves and kept considerable distances from each other. A minimum of 100’ was the closest neighbor, and we didn’t hear them come or go ! There where also 10 to 20 boats that launched while we were there, but the same feel... respect for others privacy. The only negative (no big deal) is if someone is at the entrance to the yard (leaving) you may need to wait for them before entering - it’s a tight narrow entrance at 90 degrees.
Bottom line, I’d be happy to go there again !

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Laporte would stay here again

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Fate Unbound
Fort Wayne, IN 25' Keystone
27 reviews
“Free Beautiful Camping Right on Lake Pend Oreille”

Reviewed 9/30/2018

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 3
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This camping area is beautiful and perfect for anyone who uses solar and loves to fish when they camp. If you're looking for shade though this is not the spot for you. There is a beautiful boat launch ramp with a dock when you first pull in, and to get to the smaller camping area and the larger camping area you go to the small road on the west side of the parking lot. You cannot get to the camping areas directly from Driftwood Yard Road, you have to go through the parking lot.

The small camping area is where we camped, there are 3 fire rings there, and it was beautiful being right on the lake there. The large camping area is basically just a large parking lot but there are also 3 fire rings there too.

The camping limit here is 3 nights, perfect for an extended wishing weekend, but there is no trash collection so pack out what you pack in. There is a port-a-potty in the parking lot next to the boat launch ramp if you need it.

Even though ID-200 is only a half mile away, you can't really hear it, but trains do go by occasionally. We hate trains so this bothered us, but they really aren't that loud.

We loved camping here, and we will be back because we didn't do nearly everything we wanted to with such a short camping limit. Note that as of the date I'm posting this review Google Satellite Map is not current, so I have included an aerial view of the area in my submitted pictures.

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Fate Unbound would stay here again

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Fate Unbound
Fort Wayne, IN 25' Keystone
27 reviews
Free Camping on Lake Pend Oreille - Driftwood Yard Road - Fate Unbound

Looking for free camping on Lake Pend Oreille near Sandpoint, ID? Here’s the perfect free camping location right off of the lake close to Clark Fork, ID!  This camping area located on Driftwood Ya...

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Hookups
  • dry camping
Recreation
  • boat ramp
  • fishing
  • water access
Pets
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