McKay's Bend Recreation Site


Cottonwood Field Office 2 Butte Drive Cottonwood, ID 83522

46.4975, -116.7269444
18 miles east of Lewiston, Idaho at mile post 18.6 on U.S. Highway 12
Fee Description:
  • $18/night per camper for RV full hookups;
  • $10/night for tent camping;
  • $4/night per extra vehicle.
America the Beautiful - Senior Pass or Access Pass holders receive half price for standard amenity fees.

McKay's Bend Recreation Site

McKay’s Bend, which is jointly managed by the BLM and Idaho Fish and Game, is a developed recreation site located along the Clearwater River and Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail. This recreation site offers developed camping for RVs and tents, group facilities, a day use area, showers, flush toilets, and provides river access.

Facility amenities and rules Include:

  • 14 full hookup RV sites with water, electricity 50 AMP service, sewer, picnic tables, and fire rings
  • 3 large tent campsites with picnic tables and fire rings
  • Showers - 2 (only available to registered campground visitors)
  • Day use area with picnic tables and BBQ grills
  • Drinking water
  • Flush toilets - 2
  • Parking area
  • NO RV dump station
  • Open year-round; first come, first served- no reservations can be made.
  • Dogs must be on a leash (6 feet or less)
  • Garbage disposal on site. Disposal of any household or industrial refuse or waste brought in from private or municipal property is prohibited and subject to fines.
  • Campground fees must be paid within 30 minutes after occupying site.
  • Group day use pavilion, exclusive use: $50 per day. To reserve, please call the BLM- Cottonwood Field Office at 208-962-3245.

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