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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 …


Residents of homeless camps in Spokane to be directed to shelters under new law

New city laws aiming to protect Spokane’s publicly owned land will prohibit camping in the future. Those living in the camps will be directed to services, including shelters, unless all …


High winds delay opening of Coachella festival camping

Gusty winds swept the mountains and deserts of Southern California on Thursday, forcing managers of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival to close campgrounds where thousands of fans were …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 30, 2018, 3:09 p.m.

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.


Then and Now: Motorhomes and Trailers

Even after our region’s first settlers built towns and cities, some would still head to wilder areas to practice “woodcraft”, as camping used to be called.


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, 1:30 p.m.

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. …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 6:16 p.m.

Front Porch: Camp experience was not her favorite, Cindy Hval recalls

At the tender age of 9, I had to confront the harsh reality that my parents no longer loved me.


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 …


Campfire ban burns some; okay with others

Emergency bans on campfires in campgrounds across the region have riled some, left others resigned to the need to prevent wildfires


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 …


UPDATED: Thu., July 27, 2017, 10:37 p.m.

Witness says Idaho 18-year-old died playing Russian roulette

It was a game of Russian roulette that led to the death of 18-year-old Tim Reeves while he and friends were camping in Idaho, witnesses said.


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 …


UPDATED: Mon., July 24, 2017, 1:23 p.m.

Wildlife managers euthanize bear that bothered Idaho campers

Wildlife managers have trapped and killed a black bear after the animal kept making contact with people camping in a popular central Idaho recreation area.


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 …


Alan Liere: A camping evolution

When I was a kid, my Uncle Pat and Aunt Molly would gather up nieces and nephews for a camping/fishing extravaganza to the San Poil River right after school let …


Bear collapses tent with camper inside in Alaska; woman not injured

A woman camping at a municipal park in Alaska’s largest city got a surprise when a black bear collapsed her tent.


Gear Junkie: Sweet dreams with the LaidBack camping pad

Car campers take note: You can get great sleep on the LaidBack Pad. It’s big, bulky, and expensive. But this ultra-plush foam pad can make your night a dream.


Field Reports: Evening outdoor programs at Riverside State Park

The summertime Wednesdays in the Woods programs at Riverside State Park continue this week with a