Idaho Panhandle National Forest
Sand Point Ranger District
The Sam Owen area is part of the Idaho Panhandle National Forest. Located in the east-central part of the Columbia Plateau between the Cascade and Bitteroot Mountains, the Idaho Panhandle is one of the most spectacular scenic areas in the country. Deep blue lakes, swift raging rivers, quiet streams and high rugged mountains invite campers, hikers, river rafters, canoeists, and nature enthusiasts of all kinds.
Sam Owen Campground
Just 15 miles from Sandpoint, Idaho, Sam Owen Campground is the perfect location to enjoy the pristine Lake Pend Oreille (pond oh-ray). It is known as the Northwest's 2nd largest natural lake with Crater Lake being the largest. Towering conifers shade the shores and wildlife abounds as the campground is on a wildlife preserve.