Osprey Campground - Priest Lake Idah
Osprey Campground - Priest Lake Idah

Osprey Campground - Priest Lake Idaho

Osprey Campground - Priest Lake Idah
Osprey Campground - Priest Lake Idah

Osprey Campground - Priest Lake Idaho

Osprey Campground - Priest Lake Idah
Osprey Campground - Priest Lake Idah

Osprey Campground - Priest Lake Idaho

Osprey Campground - Priest Lake Idah
Osprey Campground - Priest Lake Idah

Osprey Campground - Priest Lake Idaho

Osprey Campground - Priest Lake Idah
Osprey Campground - Priest Lake Idah

Osprey Campground - Priest Lake Idaho

Osprey Campground - Priest Lake Idah
Osprey Campground - Priest Lake Idah

Osprey Campground - Priest Lake Idaho

Osprey Campground - Priest Lake Idah
Osprey Campground - Priest Lake Idah

Osprey Campground - Priest Lake Idaho

STARS: 3.75 out of 5

OSPREY CAMPGROUND, PRIEST LAKE, IDAHO: GPS 48.5288° N, 116.8957° W

This campground is really beautiful with lots of trees and right on the lake. It's not the easiest to navigate, though (although we've had to do worst ones too). The curves are sharp, the trees aren't trimmed and are plentiful, and the sites are challenging. (see photos) In fact, it took us about 30 mins to back into our site. Fortunately no one was here but the camp host! And, granted, we are fairly new to backing up as we have tried to get pull-throughs or have boondocked (which is usually easier than squeezing into a campsite).

Once in though we were quite happy. The views from our trailer are lovely and the water is accessible for Avery. A downside is the bugs: lots and lots of mosquitoes! 

The bathroom actually has a flush toilet and a sink with running water and soap. That was a surprise. There are ample trash cans, too. And no one was around in early June except on the weekend.

The towns nearby have crappy stores with no produce or meats, and the townsfolk who work in them aren't the friendliest. The nearest grocery store is a small one in Priest River which is about 25 miles away. There's a Safeway in the town of Newport about 35 miles away.

One other perk is that there is a free dump and potable water station close by. It's where the information kiosks are which is south of the campsite on 57.

UPDATE: When we were at this campground we had a big issue with mice! In fact, after we left and were on our way to our next destination, and traveling down the freeway at 70 mph, a mouse popped its head up from under our hood, near our windshield wipers! So we even had a mouse in our truck! Aaaah!

NOTE: Surprisingly, we were able to stream beautifully off of our Verizon hotspots. Verizon was strong, as was AT&T. T-Mobile wasn't good. And another surprise was we got 6 TV stations off of our antenna (we've almost never had TV stations and this campground is out in the middle of nowhere so that is really shocking!)