Our destination for this jaunt was Sam Owen Park on the Hope peninsula. We have heard about the area and that it is very busy in the summer so we thought an early spring stay might give us a taste of the park without the hoards of summer campers.
|Found a way to slow Linda's running down.|
Now we were definitely beyond Hope and heading into Montana. Linda pulled out the map and started giving me options for camping. We looked at the Johnson Creek River area that shows camping on the map, but it is just a put-in and a mess of a parking lot with very dirty toilets.
Next we dropped into a campground Big Eddy. This area has about seven primitive sites that are somewhat close together. It would be OK in a pinch but. we were still early in the day and we decided to keep moving on.
The next intersection was the junction of highway 56 and highway 200. If you go left you are driving up the Bull River in the direction of Libby Montana. Going straight we continued on about a mile and found the Bull River Campground. This looked to be very well maintained so we set up camp there. Our view is of the mouth of the Bull River with the highway, Clarkfork River and railroad tracks as background. Take out the highway and railroad and the view would be beautiful!