Farragut State Park, Athol, Idaho

We were so excited to see this park after reading online (somewhere) that Farragut was labeled as Idaho's best state park. This large state park adjacent to Lake Pend Oreille has four different campground loops with well over a couple hundred sites. We stayed in the Nighthawk Loop of the Waldron Campground and found a nicely paved site pad, clean campsite with a designated tent pad, picnic table and fire pit. We also had a water and electric hookup which we appreciated during our hot, summer stay. Perimeter sites in this loop are mostly pull thru and shaded with decent privacy and views of the pine forest. Interior sites were back-in, grassier, and had more exposure to sunshine. A few cabins were available in our campground, as well as restrooms and a playground, horsehoe pits, and volleyball nets. Some trails are available from each of the campgrounds that appear to meander through the forest and down to the lake. We did not explore these as the forest was dry and not as scenic and inviting as we had hoped. Also, the park brochure lacked information about what was available at the lake. Watercraft rentals? Don't know. Wildlife viewing? Don't know. Fishing? Don't know. A small lodge with ice cream or coffee? Don't know. The only thing the park brochure promoted was the Tree to Tree Adventure Park, which we were not interested in. All in all, this park was a disappointment to us and we were glad our itinerary included only a one night stay.

Best Sites: Perimeter sites

Poor Sites: None

Hookups: Electric & Water at some

Potavle Water: Yes

Dump Within Facility: Yes