Essential Packing List for Your Adventure at Harrison Bluffs Campground

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Heading to Harrison Bluffs Campground for a memorable outdoor adventure? Before you hit the road, it’s essential to pack the right gear to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable camping experience. From must-have essentials to handy extras, here’s a comprehensive list of items to bring along for your stay at Harrison Bluffs:

  1. Tent: A sturdy and weatherproof tent is a camping essential, providing shelter and protection from the elements during your stay. Choose a size and style that suits your needs, whether you prefer a spacious family tent or a lightweight backpacking tent for solo adventures.
  2. Sleeping Bag and Sleeping Pad: Keep warm and cozy during chilly nights with a quality sleeping bag rated for the expected temperatures. Pair it with a sleeping pad for added insulation and cushioning for a comfortable night’s sleep.
  3. Flashlights and Headlamps: Illuminate your campsite and navigate after dark with flashlights and headlamps. There is no artificial lighting at our campground. Don’t forget to pack extra batteries to ensure you’re never left in the dark.
  4. Firewood and Fire Starters: Plan to enjoy evenings around the campfire? Bring along firewood or purchase it locally (if available) to fuel your campfire. Don’t forget fire starters or matches to get the flames roaring. Be sure to read our fire safety rules here.
  5. Portable Camping Chairs: Create a comfortable seating and relaxation area at your campsite with portable camping chairs. Be sure to bring camping/folding chairs for each of you. Especially if you plan on sitting around the campfire. Set up a cozy spot to unwind, read a book, or simply enjoy the serenity of nature.
  6. Portable Table: Bring along a portable camping table to create a convenient surface for meal preparation, dining, and other campsite activities. Look for lightweight and foldable options for easy transport and setup. Shared picnic tables in the community area are available.
  7. Camp Stove and Cooking Supplies: Prepare delicious meals at your campsite with a portable camp stove and cooking supplies. Pack pots, pans, utensils, and ingredients for your favorite camping recipes.
  8. Water: Stay hydrated during your outdoor adventures by bringing an ample supply of water.
  9. First Aid Kit: Be prepared for minor injuries and accidents with a well-stocked first aid kit. Include bandages, antiseptic wipes, pain relievers, insect repellent, and any necessary medications.
  10. Clothing for All Weather Conditions: North Idaho weather can be unpredictable and change quickly. Prepare for all weather conditions. Dress in layers and pack clothing suitable for a variety of weather conditions. Include warm layers for cool evenings, lightweight and moisture-wicking fabrics for hot days, and rain gear for unexpected showers.
  11. Navigation Tools: Whether you prefer a map and compass or a GPS device like your smartphone, make sure you have reliable navigation tools to explore the trails and wilderness surrounding Harrison Bluffs Campground.
  12. Cooler and Ice: Keep your food and beverages fresh and cold during your camping trip with a reliable cooler and plenty of ice. Consider investing in a high-quality cooler with insulation to ensure optimal temperature retention.
  13. Multi-Tool and Knife: A multi-tool or pocket knife is a handy tool to have for various tasks around the campsite, such as cutting rope and making repairs.
  14. Power Source: Stay connected and powered up during your camping trip with a portable power source, such as a solar charger or power bank. Or just use your vehicle. Keep your devices charged for navigation, communication, and capturing memorable moments.
  15. Bug Repellent and Sunscreen: Ward off pesky insects and protect your skin from harmful UV rays with bug repellent and sunscreen. Choose products that are effective and safe for use in outdoor environments.
  16. Campsite Entertainment: Bring along games, books, and other forms of entertainment to enjoy during downtime at the campsite. From card games and board games to outdoor activities like cornhole and ladder toss, there’s plenty of fun to be had.
  17. Personal Hygiene and Toiletries: Maintain cleanliness and hygiene during your camping trip by bringing along personal toiletries and hygiene products. Pack essentials like toothbrushes, toothpaste, biodegradable soap, and toilet paper.

By packing these essential items and being prepared for your camping adventure at Harrison Bluffs Campground, you’ll be ready to make the most of your time in the great outdoors. Prepare for any scenario, and get ready for an unforgettable camping experience in the great outdoors! So pack your bags, leave your worries behind, and get ready for an unforgettable camping experience amidst the natural beauty of Lake Coeur d’Alene. If you happen to forget anything, go to Harrison Trading Post, located just 1 mile north in downtown Harrison.

Book a Campsite at Harrison Bluffs Campground.

Read Our Rules & Safety Guide.

Read Our Campfire Guidelines.

Directions to Harrison Trading Post Grocery Store: 101 S Coeur d’Alene Ave, Harrison, ID.

Harrison, ID, USA

When you’re ready to step away from camp, the incredible Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes bike path is just minutes away. It follows the Union Pacific Railroad right-of-way from Mullan, a mountain mining town near the Montana border, to Plummer, a town on the prairie near the Washington border, offering one of the premier rails-to-trail routes in the Pacific Northwest. You and your crew will revel in the rich history as you enjoy the trail. With plenty of rest stops along the route, it’s perfect for cycling, hiking, or skating.

As if you needed another reason to stay, enjoy ice cream or wine tasting just a few minutes away in Harrison. You’ll love the charm of the locals and the town's rich history as you embrace the luxury of time away. Harrison is a welcoming town with plenty of locally owned shops, perfect for stopping in for a bite to eat or a trip to the historical museum.

Whether you’re looking to unleash your sense of adventure or relax and unwind in nature, Harrison Bluffs has everything you’re looking for. Reserve your stay now. We can’t wait to welcome you.

Harrison Bluffs Campground, Harrison, ID, USA
Harrison Bluffs

834 S Woodlawn Drive, Harrison, ID 83833

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