About us.

The Smith and Carter families purchased the Lost Moose Campground in July of 2011. It was formerly known as the "Dances with Bears Campground." As avid ATVers, we wanted to purchase a campground where we could share and promote our favorite form of recreation! For many years our summer vacations/family reunions have taken us to some great riding locations - such as Moab, Utah; Arapeen Trail, Utah; Paiute Trail, Utah; Little Sahara, Utah; St. Anthony Sand Dunes, Idaho; Island Park, Idaho; Sand Mountain, Nevada; Pismo Beach Dunes, California; High Lakes, California; Oregon Dunes; Browns Camp, Oregon; and others - but most of all we love to come to northern Idaho! The scenery is fantastic, the state is ATV friendly, and the riding is plentiful! 

So naturally, when we started shopping for a place to share our favorite sport and love for all forms of recreation, we had to look in Idaho! We believe we found the perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle and get a recreational re-boot! We hope you will come and share the mountains with us!

When you are out and about on the trails, chances are you'll see moose, elk and deer - if you're lucky you may even see a bear! It's a real rarity when we hit the trails and don't see at least one of the above! 

Finding us is easy! Just take Exit 40 off of Interstate 90 and go south for 8 miles (there are signs along the way). Although six miles of the road is dirt, the road is well maintained and suitable for camp trailers and larger fifth wheels. If you have any questions or concerns about road conditions, give us a call!