Welcome to the Kamiah / Clearwater River KOA!

Let the beauty of Idaho surround you in the Kamiah Valley. Set along the Northwest Passage Scenic Byway, this campground is directly across from the Clearwater River and the Heart of the Monster. You'll find plenty of recreation in the Kamiah Valley, from tubing down the Clearwater River to exploring the area's renowned fishing spots. The Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery expedition traveled through this region - the homeland of the Nez Perce - and it's still a delight to explore. The scenic byway is a favorite of motorcyclists and driving enthusiasts. Centrally located, this KOA is a short drive to some of Idaho's best OHV trails, hot springs and skiing locales. Pool: Memorial Weekend - Labor Day Weekend. Max pull thru: 100 feet.

Campground Amenities

  • 50 Max Amp
  • 100' Max Length
  • Wi-Fi
  • Pool (5/27 - 9/30)
  • Fishing
  • Firewood ($)
  • Pavilion
  • Dog Park
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Ways to Stay

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KOA Journey

KOA Journey Campgrounds

KOA Journey campgrounds are the perfect oases after a day on the road. Whether it’s along the way or a quick getaway, they’ve got you covered. Located near the highways and byways of North America with long Pull-thru RV Sites, they deliver convenience to the traveling camper. Pull in, ease back and take a load off.

KOA Journeys Feature:

  • Pull-through RV Sites with 50-amp service
  • Premium Tent Sites
  • Well lit after hours check-in service

Latest Hot Deal

KOA Rewards Appreciation Weekend

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WHEN: September 6-7, 2024

WHAT: KOA Rewards holders stay as a paying guest on Friday, September 6th at any participating KOA campground and get Saturday, September 7th for FREE*.

WHY: KOA Rewards Appreciation Weekend is designed exclusively for KOA Rewards holders to say thanks for your loyalty and for trusting your camping memories to us. On this late-summer weekend, we gather to celebrate friends, family and fun in the great outdoors we all adore.

* Only at participating KOA locations. Applies to one site per a KOA Rewards account, for two consecutive nights at the same KOA. Sites may be limited. KOA Rewards discount does apply but not valid with other discounts.

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Local Area

Heart of the Monster

According to the nimíipuu (Nez Perce) creation story, Iceye'ye (Coyote) killed a large monster along the Clearwater River near present day Kamiah, Idaho, thus creating different tribes in the region, including the nimíipuu. A rock formation in the area is said to represent the heart of the monster described in the legend. It is sacred to the nimíipuu people.

U.S. Highway 12 at mile marker 68

Across HWY 12 from KOA

Kamiah, ID 83536

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Weir Creek Natural Hot Springs

Weir Creek Hot Springs is located in the beautiful Clearwater National Forest in Idaho. The hot springs are primitive rock walled and gravel bottomed pools. The hot spring is set among a gorgeous landscape of cedars and rock cliffs with spectacular views. Weir Creek is located at mile post 142.1 on Hwy 12, about 75 miles East of the KOA going towards Montana. 

The trail entrance is marked with a trail sign and the 1/4 mile hike leads to 2 hot springs.

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Dworshak Dam and Reservoir

Dworshak Dam is a concrete gravity dam on the North Fork of the Clearwater River in north central Idaho. In Clearwater County, the dam is located approximately four miles (6 km) northwest of Orofino and creates the Dworshak Reservoir, which is used for recreation, flood control and hydro electricity generation.

At a height of 717 feet (219 m), Dworshak is the third tallest dam in the U.S. and the tallest straight-axis concrete dam in the Western Hemisphere. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began construction in 1966 and the dam was completed in 1973.

Dworshak Dam is located 31.5 miles west of the Kamiah / Clearwater River KOA.

1842 Viewpoint Rd.

Ahsahka, ID 83520

208-476-1255

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