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Lochsa River

Clearwater National Forest

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US Hwy 12 Kooskia, ID 83539 208-926-4274 208-935-2513 Official Website

GPS: 46.3383, -115.3139

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Overview of Lochsa River

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
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Number of Sites 4

Pad Type dirt

Elevation 2,034 ft / 619 m

Tent Camping Yes

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The Colony, TX 12' Element V enclosed trailer 2016 Nissan Frontier
18 reviews
“Riverfront boondocking”

Reviewed 5/18/2016

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 1
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I'll start with the not so perfect, there is absolutely no cell service for 30 minutes to the west and an hour to the east. There is also some road noise as route 12 is used a lot by tractor trailers and this is merely a rest area loop off of the highway. Now for the good... You have no cell service, haha! But seriously, camp right beside the Lochsa for free and have a campfire(if there are no burn bans in place), you will have a very scenic camping experience and the noise of the river will have you sleeping like a baby.

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John_MidlifeWanderlust would stay here again

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Indianapolis, IN 28' Airstream Globetrotter 2016 Ford F-250
5 reviews
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  • dry camping
Site Amenities
  • big rig
  • fire ring
  • restrooms: vault
  • pets


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forested campground along the river

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Some Concerns for a larger rig

- Dave'n'Kim

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