EXPLORE: Peck Gulch

By Beacon Staff

About 20 miles south of Eureka on the shores of Lake Koocanusa is the Peck Gulch campground and recreation area.

Maintained and operated by the Kootenai National Forest, the campground has stunning views of the lake and some nice hiking trails.

This time of year, when the reservoir is low, it provides an impromptu beach as well.

The campground has 22 campsites offered on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The facility is managed from Memorial Day to Labor Day, but is open year round and access is based upon weather conditions. There is a $9 fee for camping.

Facilities include a small bathroom.

The site also offers people the chance to go hiking, boating or fishing.

There are also picnic tables along the water to enjoy a homemade lunch and take in the scenery.

How to get there:

From Eureka, follow Highway 37 south for 19 miles.

The site entrance is on the right and follows a steep, narrow access road to the campground.

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