Nearest Town: Coolin
Directions: VISITOR INFO CENTER: from Priest River, ID 57 N for 22.3 mi; info center on R (E) side of the hwy. DICKENSHEET CAMPGROUND: from visitor center, 0.7 mi N to Coolin Rd; R (E) onto Coolin Rd; 1 mi to campground. UPPER PRIEST LAKE: from Dickensheet, E to Coolin; R in Coolin staying on E Shore Rd; go N to Lion’s Head Campground and trailheads.
Description: INFO CENTER AND DICKENSHEET: Look for Spruce and Blue Grouse, American Three-toed and Black-backed Woodpeckers, Clark’s Nutcracker, Swainson’s, Hermit, and Varied Thrushes, as well as chickadees and nuthatches. UPPER PRIEST LAKE: This lake contains one of the largest contiguous blocks of old-growth red cedar in the continental U.S. Several species nest at this site including Bald Eagle, Barrow’s Goldeneye, Harlequin Duck, and Willow Flycatcher. Common Loon have also been noted at this site during the breeding season. Upland habitats surrounding the lake and the thoroughfare contain a number of high interest nesting species, such as Cassin’s Vireo, Townsend’s and MacGillivray’s Warblers, and Northern Goshawk.
USFS (208) 443-2512
Priest River Chamber of Commerce 1-888-774-3785