Whether you are planning a family picnic, hiking with friends or just craving some solitude in a magnificent setting, Pend Oreille County’s park and trails can provide a great outdoor experience.
In the early 1980’s the State of Washington granted jurisdiction of the 440 acres of this park to Pend Oreille County. It is located just north of the Spokane County line on Highway 2 and offers a day use picnic area, primitive tent and small RV camping (no hookups). Wildlife such as elk, white-tailed deer, moose, bobcat, bear, and many small mammals as well as bird species are abundant in the park but the main attractions are the majestic old growth trees found in the area.
Park is open to overnight camping
Camping opens in May (day varies) and ends November 30th, depending on weather.
Cost is $15.00 per night, limited to 2 tents and two cars per site. Payment is due before set-up at the pay station located in the camp area.
Overnight camping is first come, first served (no reservations).
There are approximately 26 camping sites, most with a picnic table, fire grill, and fire pit.
Potable water is available at multiple locations throughout the park.
The park is serviced by Vault toilets, which are ADA accessible.
No electrical nor water hookups. No RV dump station.
Camp sites are limited to vehicles 18′ in length or smaller. Larger vehicles can park in the Day Use Area parking lot.
- Medium sized open picnic shelter
- Picnic Tables
- Fire rings
- BBQ grills
- ADA Compatible Vault toilet
- Large parking lot that will easily accommodate 20-25 vehicles
Parking lot is large enough to accommodate school buses.
Enjoy over 7 miles of trails throughout the park, one main loop trail and a variety of adjoining trails and loops.
The trail system may be accessed year-round for hiking, snow-shoeing and cross country skiing from the park entrance parking lot.
The trails are maintained by volunteers. Please contact the Parks and Recreation Department if there are issues to be corrected on the trail.
Currently, it can be a little confusing on the trails. Pend Oreille County will re-map the trails and proper signage will be installed by Spring 2020.
For the current trail map: POC Park Trail Map
We are also listed as trail #63 in Day Hiking Eastern Washington by Rich Landers and Craig Romano.
Park trails are open to horse riders year-round.
Parking is available at the end of the paved road (upfront during gate closures) with access to water and the Rustler’s Gulch Equestrian Trail.
Please visit the Rustler’s Gulch Trail page to see the parking and camping additions for equestrian.
UPDATE: Disc golf course is open for use.