Are you looking for an RV park in the Coeur d’Alene, ID area? The Kootenai County Fairgrounds RV Park is a perfect place to stay. We have only been here for 3 days and have been surprised at what a hidden gem this place is. Keep reading for our review!
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While we primarily love to boondock, there are times when RV parks seem to be the best choice. Finding a place to stay in Coeur d’Alene was one of those times. We had originally planned to stay at another RV park on the lake, but they didn’t have a full week available for us to stay. Kootenai County Fairgrounds RV Park was our second choice and it has been a great decision.
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Kootenai County Fairgrounds RV Park: Location
This new RV park is located north of I-90 and east of Hwy 95 on the county fairgrounds. To be exact, you can find it on E Dalton Ave between N Government Way and N Fourth St. To the east of the RV park is Coeur d’Alene High School. All types of grocery stores (Costco, Safeway, etc.), restaurants, and laundromats are found within a 5-minute drive.
Kootenai County Fairgrounds RV Park: Fees and Campsites
This is a small RV park with just 26 campsites that’s open from April through mid-October. All campsites have full hookups and are paved and come with nice sized rock and grass yards. There are both back-in and pull-through sites as well as larger sites made to be handicap accessible. Nightly rates are $49/nt.
We are staying in site #6 which is designated for a maximum total length of 61′. Sites range from 52′ at the shortest to 84′ at the longest. We have a 39′ fifth-wheel that we tow with a dually and both fit nicely in our site.
Cell signal is strong just as you would expect being right in the middle of the city. We have both AT&T and Verizon. And while there is no wi-fi available, the camp host seemed to elude that wi-fi will be available at some point…possibly next season.
Just a warning, sites 6, 9, 11, and 13 back up to the county dump station. The picture above is a view out our door. We are seeing, hearing, and smelling RVs using the dump station throughout most of the day. We really haven’t noticed it at night though. Don’t let this scare you away. Most of the noise is just the RV engines as they pull up to or pull away from the dump station. The smell has also been minimal with just an occasional foul smell moving by with the breeze when we sit outside. Choosing a site in another area of the RV park will all but eliminate this if you feel it might be a problem for you.
Sites 1 and 3 are right next to Dalton Ave. It’s not a quiet street by any means. So if you don’t want quite as much noise, you might steer clear of reserving those two spots.
Kootenai County Fairgrounds RV Park: Facilities
As mentioned previously, this is a full hookup RV park. They do have a bathhouse on the premises, but we were told by the camp host that they aren’t working. We’re not sure if there’s a problem or it’s just the fact that this RV park is new and plumbing isn’t done yet. Again, we’d expect that the bathhouse will be good to go by next season.
There’s no laundry facility, but laundromats are within a few minutes driving distance.
Things to Do In the Area
While the RV park is not on the lake and doesn’t have a playground or other fun things to do within the park itself, there are a variety of fun things to do within the city. Just head downtown to check out Coeur d’Alene City Park, McEuen Park, Lake Coeur d’Alene, and Tubbs Hill for tons of recreation and entertainment options. And if you want to know more, be sure to talk to the camp hosts. They were lovely and provided us with a brochure and map of all there is to do in Coeur d’Alene.
In the immediate area though, both the RV park and the nearby fairgrounds provide a great area for walking, running, or biking. Our kids have been riding their bikes and scooters around the RV park. They’ve also been outside drawing with chalk on the paved site. At sunset, we’ve also been taking a walk around the area.
Public access to the high school tennis courts and fields may also be an option. We aren’t planning to use any of those facilities, but we have seen people out playing tennis on their courts and walking around the track. Be sure to check with the school before accessing their fields.
Overall, Kootenai County Fairgrounds RV park is a beautiful, well-maintained campground right in the center of Coeur d’Alene, ID. We highly recommend making a reservation to stay here if you’re thinking of coming to the area.