Lena Check-Ins

Date Place Comment
White Rock visiter center

Free dump, rinse and potable water available. Didn't stay but used those features. Great clean spot.

Colville Fuels Half Sun Travel Plaza

free dump station and water at this travel plaza right next to the gas station
water has blue spigot, but not clear if potable or not, also has water at truck diesel pumps

Richfield City dump and water

Free dump station and water fill in Richfield

Rest Stop Dump

Free dumping station with non potable water right by the gas station

Pine Creek Road, Idaho City, Boise NF

Great area with tons of spots! Can park between trees and near the creek. Definitely can get busy with dirt bikers and such but was quiet at end of October. No facilities but dump station, stores, gas station, restrooms at visitor center nearby.

Idaho City Dump Station

free dump station right off Hwy 21, multiple bays

Crooked River

Just past the Crooked River Trail Head is a spot next to the creek for one or multiple campers. Road is buys as there's a larger camping and OHV area further down it seems. Still a decent spot.

Mountain View Campground

Nice campground near hot springs. Easy to access off Hwy 21. Next to creek. Little traffic at night. Good cell signal with AT&T, Verizon

Edna Creek Campsite

primitive campground, $15 during regular season, between Idaho City and Lowman

Morning Creek Sno-Park

typical sno-park lot, plenty of space, free during off-season (spring - fall), has toilets, good cell signal

Horseshoe Prairie Trailhead

across the street from Andies Prairie Sno-Park just far enough from the main road are a few spots in the woods to stay, nothing fancy, peaceful and quiet with hiking trails nearby

Moses Lake Sand Dunes

Plenty of spots along Sanddune Rd can be used for camping. You can follow the road down and pick what you like. No services but quiet and nice. Just a bunch of fishermen.

Pearrygin State Park

Stopped by late October. Seems locked up. Probably seasonal closure.

Alta Lake State Park

Typical campground with lake for swimming and boating

Newhalem visitors parking

Stayed for a full day and night. No issues whatsoever. Another RV stayed in the lot for the night too. There's no signs that restrict anything and it's not closed either. Nice little town with great cell signal.

Lonesome Cherry tree

Amazing spot. Some views to Mt. Baker when clear. Just past the Baker Lake TH which is a gorgeous walk. Stayed 2 nights through rain and sun. Good cell coverage right there but spotty as you drive up and down the road.

Unmarked Forest Rd

Very quiet forest road off Penny Creek Rd. Steep first part, but no issues getting up. Road goes by a cell tower and then there's a spot in the woods to park next to the road. Not very big, wouldn't recommend large RVs, but great for a van. There might be other spots further down. Great cell signal! Might make some deer friends.

NF-2510 Pullout

Easily accessible forest road off Hamma Hamma Rd on the way to Lena Lake TH. First part appears pretty steep, but no issues getting up. Road is pretty smooth and has almost no traffic. Got some views when it's clear.

dead end country road

Country road that dead ends in the forest. No signs prohibiting anything. Can walk past the gate along the river. Nice for a night when visiting Mt. St. Helen's. About 45min to the top. Locals come by to walk and fish. No one is bothered by it. Far enough from main road and houses.

Courtney Road Overlook

Great spot with amazing view of the river, sunrise and sunset. Plenty of space for multiple cars but hard to level besides the main spot. Dirt road isn't too bad. Made it fine with 2WD Sprinter. Just go slow. Great cell signal.

Andies Prairie Sno-Park

Sno-Park with is empty and free during warmer months. Huge lot with tons of space.

Pilot Potable Water

Free water fill as described. Spigot with hose by air station right side next to entrance.

Orr Lake Campground

Free campground
No water available so bring enough water for drinking, cooking and washing as well as extra water to drown campfires each day. Please camp in designated sites only and do not drive off designated gravel roads. Campfires in campsite fire rings only, subject to local restrictions. No campfires permitted along edge of lake or trail. Dogs on leash only. Camping limit 14 days.

Campground is temporarily closed due to Antelope & Tennant Fire through September 22, 2021.

Grass Lake Rest Area

big enough lot for trucks and campers, has some road and train noise but it's free, has restrooms and drinking fountains. Small trail for dogs to take a little break. Water turned off for the winter!

Lake Casitas Recreation Area

Lake Casitas Recreation Area has multiple camp sites of all kinds lots of options. Dumping requires day pass for $10.

Dunderberg Meadows Rd

Plenty of spots to van or tent camp along this road. Nice views towards Mono Lake and Bridgeport.

Carpinteria State Beach

Didn't stay, but walk by there frequently. Has easily accessible dump station and water fill.


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