When you hear the call of the wild, indulge your wanderlust in the Pend Oreille Valley and enjoy plenty of amenities while staying at Kalispel RV Resort in Cusick, WA.
We welcome you to this lush, glacier-carved valley along the International Selkirk Loop that stretches from the deep blue waters of Lake Pend Oreille in North Idaho, through the Selkirk Mountains in Northeast Washington, and up to southern British Columbia. No RV? No problem. We have cottages furnished with the essential comforts of home that will keep you cozy during any season.
Outdoor adventure-seekers will find more than a million acres to explore in the surrounding Colville National Forest and Selkirk Mountains. Hikers, lace-up your boots and grab a backpack to trek trails at nearby Bead Lake, Indian Creek, and Chewelah Mountain, where you’ll discover camas-covered meadows, mountainside huckleberry bushes, and groves of cedar, fir, and hemlock.
Birdwatchers can tick their checklist and chase the 273 species that live in or visit the Pend Oreille Valley. A favorite are the tundra swans that rest at Calispell Lake each spring along their migratory journey to the Arctic. And speaking of wildlife, this region is a hunter’s paradise with waterfowl and big game like deer, elk, moose, and bear. With Kalispel RV Resort as your basecamp, you can comfortably relax and recharge for the next day’s adventure.
Fishing is always in season here, and anglers can cast lines for days in the Pend Oreille River and in dozens of nearby lakes. If matching the hatch and quietly casting is more your speed, head over to Browns Lake, which is exclusively reserved for fly fishing. And when winter conditions are just right, the lakes freeze over and ice-fishing extends the sport all year long.
Whether you canoe, kayak, or standup paddleboard, the Pend Oreille River Water Trail offers historical and environmental points of interest and picnic areas to explore. This designated water trail stretches 70 miles from nearby Oldtown, Idaho, to Boundary Dam that’s just a mile south of the British Columbia border in Canada. You’ll find plenty of access points to the water trail with the closest being the Cusick Town Park boat launch. For boaters who prefer a lake experience, head over to the launch at Bead Lake and explore its 720 acres of crystal-clear water.
Kalispel RV Resort has plenty of parking for toy haulers making it a convenient camp for off-road enthusiasts who want to ride miles of OHV trails. Dirt bikers can ride single tracks at nearby Batey-Bould park and Little Pend Oreille Trail System, and ATV riders can motor up the mountains for vista views in every direction by setting out from Middle Fork Calispell OHV, Kings Lake Route, and the Bead Lake Loop. And for non-motorized thrill seekers, mountain bikers can hit the downhill runs on Chewelah Mountain.
The Pend Oreille Valley and Selkirk Mountains are popular winter recreation destinations for snowmobiling, skiing, and snowboarding. Groomed trails for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and fat tire bikes are also easily accessible at the nearby Geophysical Sno-Park.
When you’ve had your fill of the great outdoors, you can head indoors for gaming entertainment at Kalispel Casino located just steps away. Guests can enjoy casual dining at Wetlands restaurant and hang-out at The Slough bar to cheer a favorite team or pick up a friendly game of pool. You can even earn points and comps with a Camas Rewards card. Signing up is free and easy at the Camas Club inside Kalispel Casino.
For those times when Mother Nature doesn’t cooperate and you don’t want to be stuck inside a cramped RV, take a quick drive over to the Camas Center and pick up a day pass for the family. Kids will love swimming in the heated indoor pools with spray toys and slides, and there’s a 32-foot rock climbing wall, full-court gym, and indoor fitness center that will keep your blood pumping.
It wouldn’t be a camping trip if something didn’t get left behind, and we’ve got you covered with Kalispel Market located right next door. This one-stop shop, which features a second story mezzanine and picture window view of Calispell Peak, stocks all the necessities like firewood, fishing supplies, and fresh produce. You can even pick up some fresh fried chicken with all the sides for a quick and convenient meal. And when you’re ready to hit the road again, top off your tank with Chevron fuel before you leave.
The Pend Oreille Valley and Selkirk Mountains are those rare gems of wild, open spaces where you can really get away from it all. With Kalispel RV Resort as your basecamp, you’ll be in the center of adventure. Come stay with us!
*Due to possible COVID restrictions please call ahead to inquire about availability of amenities: Camas Center 509.447.7122 and Kalispel RV Resort 509.447.7144.