Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Blackwell Island RV Park – Other reviewers at

September, 2016

The Lowe’s overall rating (based on value for the money,
quality of amenities and utilities, site suitability and what
we believe other RV’ers in our situation would be looking
for) = 7 out of 10 stars

A great beach area where one can relax and watch the water. but it’s a walk from the sites
The standard sites have decent spacing and appeared to be fairly level with some trees
The individual bathrooms with showers were clean, and we showered in them a few times
This is our “river view” from Betsy’s front door. Love the trees, but this is not a river view!

Noise level and overall “feel” of the campground?
Exterior traffic noise from the highway was minimal, especially at the back
where we were (site #120).  This was definitely a resort, pricey but it had all
of the amenities one could want.

Road and site access?
Interior roads were paved, and sites were gravel.  There were pull-in, back-in
and many pull through sites available.  Access into sites was easy, and tree
branches were maintained to not scrape coaches.

Condition of sites?
Sites were long enough for vehicles to park behind large RV’s.  Spacing
between sites was decent, and a little better for the premium pull-in sites
that faced the water.  There were trees within the property, with some
interspersed around some sites.  Our site was fairly level, as were most of
the others around us.  Most had a nice lawn area around them.

Utilities offered and their quality?
One big ding here – the sewer hookup is clear out by the road and nowhere
near the other utilities!  It was at least 30′ from my water compartment, and
I had to move the rig back to dump.  Other utilities were reasonably located
and the 50-amp power and water were strong.  The free WiFi was slow, and
the Verizon signal was excellent.

Picnic table and/or fire pit?
Picnic table only, and it was rickety.  No fire pits here.

Bathrooms/showers/laundry room?
The individual bathrooms with showers that we used at the “white building”
were adequate, although there was no bench at the showers and the little
hooks they provided were pathetic.  They were clean, though
The laundry room was very nice, with many washers and dryers, and a
couple of counters for folding.

Pet friendly?
On-leash is the policy here, but there were several fairly large lawn areas
where doggies could be taken, and the path out of the park was good for
them to get some exercise.

Bicycle/walking trails nearby?
There was a decent walking path right out of the park and down to the river.
Walking and biking could also be done around the large property and down
the streets around the park.

Groceries & other services nearby?
Lots of options here.  Several large grocery stores and many restaurants
within a few minutes.  This is an up-scale city with just about any shopping
available.  Costco, Macy’s and many others are just a few minutes away
There were also several RV dealerships around, so most RV repairs could
likely be done here.

The campground was conveniently located, on the edge of the city but close
enough to all activities and shopping.  About 45 minutes from Spokane.

The sewer setup here was atrocious!  Although we paid extra for a site that
faced the water, a large area of trees prevented actually seeing the water.

This is a nice resort, expensive but convenient and a nice place to hang out
while in this city.