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Parks announces limited opening for day use and camping

The Washington State Parks on Thursday announced the list of state parks that will be open for day use, camping and overnight moorage on June 1.

COVID-19 closed Idaho campgrounds. Here’s what will be open for Memorial Day weekend

Dozens of Idaho campgrounds will be open just in time for Memorial Day weekend, officials at various Idaho national forests announced last week. But many others will remain closed — …

UPDATED: Thu., May 14, 2020

Panhandle National Forest prepares to open campgrounds

The Idaho Panhandle National Forest hopes to reopen developed campgrounds by the end of May, or as access conditions allow, according to an agency news release.

Deadline for Enchantment permit lottery nearing

Your chance to spend the night in Washington’s picturesque Enchantments within the Alpine Lakes Wilderness is drawing to a close.

New campsites available on Priest Lake

The Priest Lake Ranger District of the Idaho Panhandle National Forests has new reservation options on Bartoo and Kalispell Island Campsites on Priest Lake.

10 unusual gifts for the outdoorsy person in your life

10 unusual gifts for the outdoorsy person in your life

UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 6, 2019

Take a trip to Camp Zag: Returners and newcomers built bonds at Gonzaga’s preseason retreat

Picture 6-foot-10, 260-pound Oumar Ballo and 6-11, 235-pound Pavel Zakharov scrambling to hang on while inner tubing on a lake.

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 7, 2019

Snow camping, not as bad as it sounds

Snow camping is the perfect way to

When camping this summer, be bear aware or pay the price

Campers heading into the hills should remember to store their food and waste in bear-proof containers this summer.

Freeman Lake campground closed

Camping is no longer available at the Freeman Lake Access Site, located 5 miles north of Oldtown in Bonner County.

UPDATED: Thu., May 9, 2019

Happy campers: National parks offer scenic, cheap vacation options

Throughout our travels, we’ve stayed in some fantastic campgrounds, perfect for exploring some of the best national parks and monuments in the West. The following campgrounds are some of our …

Temporary campground closure

Visitors to the Palouse Ranger District of the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests should be prepared for travel impacts and a campground closure due to a Latah County bridge replacement project …

Priest Lake’s Reeder Bay Campground closed for season

The Reeder Bay Campground, on Priest Lake, will be closed for the 2018 season while the campground is upgraded to flush toilets, according to a U.S. Forest Service news release.

‘Dispersed camping’ offers alternative to full campgrounds

Few things are more disheartening to the camping summer tourist than pulling into a campground and finding all of the sites full. It’s especially deflating when you’ve been on the …

UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 30, 2018

St. Joe Ranger District seeks volunteer campground hosts

The St. Joe Ranger District is looking for volunteer campground hosts.

As millennials take to roads, camping, RV industries pivot toward adventurous comfort

Younger Americans are hitting the road in search of adventure, but still want the comforts of home.

Feedback requested for Pioneer Park camping in Pend Orielle County

The Pend Oreille County Public Utility District and the Colville National Forest are requesting feedback from users about camping along the reservoir near Pioneer Park, according to a news release.

RVs at fairgrounds kick off outdoor sports show season

The boat, RV and sportsmen’s show season is getting underway for 2018.

Winter camping proves good way to reset internal clock, study finds

A University of Colorado sleep study sheds light on the benefits of winter camping.

The Gear Junkie: Wave good night in floating tent

Who needs a waterbed? The Shoal Tent from SmithFly blends a boat with a tent, and while not exactly practical, it looks pretty fun.

Out & About: Wildlife watching, fishing participation increases in U.S.

Wildlife watching, especially around the home, and fishing have gained popularity in recent years while participation in hunting has declined slightly, according to a report released last month.

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017

Quetico answers canoe paddler’s quest for wild time

If you love to camp, fish and paddle a canoe, Quetico fulfills your wildest dream. Some 6,000 lakes, 32 waterfalls and 4,467 islands are waiting to be explored only by …

In brief: Hunters face fire restrictions at campsites

Hunters heading into the mountains this week still face restrictions on campfires and even generators as tinder-dry conditions persist through the region.

Pack goats take a load off elk hunter’s game

One bowhunter is walking briskly into his backcountry elk camp this week with a team of four-legged helpers that take a load off his back without adding work and worry. …

Gear Junkie: Canvas tent bombproof, one of kind

Nestled in a canvas cocoon atop a cush foam mattress, I feel cozy and warm. The world around me is shut out — no wind, no lights, and no pointy …

Field reports: Women in wilderness explored by panel

OUTDOORS – Four local women with wide-ranging experience in the great outdoors will join for a panel presentation on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Bowl and Pitcher amphitheater at …

Gear Junkie: Camping above the ground

Have you considered camping in the air? A growing trend, “hanging tents” meld hammock features with bug mesh, zippers, and a fly.

Gear Junkie: Airstream goes fiberglass with latest model

Coming in 2018, Airstream touts its latest model as aerodynamic, lightweight, and strong. But this isn’t your dad’s aluminum tow-behind. The company shifts to fiberglass for the Nest, a camper …

Gear Junkie: Packscooter just as it says; part pack, part scooter

The Packscooter looks like something you’d see a kid riding around the block. But the design belies a transformable conveyance that’s helped two explorers navigate more than 1,000 miles of …

Kid camping is a natural experience

Taking kids camping, you know instinctively that you are doing something right for your offspring. You have brought them to this semi-natural place and pitched the tents and created a …