Press Release

Freeman Lake campground closed

Camping is no longer available at the Freeman Lake Access Site, located five miles north of Oldtown in Bonner County. The site will remain open for day use and access to the public boat launch is still available.

Located off of Freeman Lake Access Road on the west side of the lake, the site offers a dock, boat launch and vault toilet. Over 800 catchable-sized rainbow trout were stocked this spring. Only electric motors are allowed on the lake.

 “Our priority is to provide a clean and safe place for folks to enjoy fishing and boating” said regional fisheries manager Andy Dux. Excessive garbage, long-term camping and illegal activity affected the quality of users’ experience at Freeman Lake while creating unsustainable maintenance and enforcement needs.

Alternative campgrounds nearby include Pioneer Park just across the border in Washington and Albeni Cove on the Pend Oreille River in Idaho. Both are less than 10 miles from the Freeman Lake Access Site.

Please contact the Fish and Game Panhandle Regional Office with questions at (208) 769-1414.

Freeman Lake Access Site
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