Second Annual Historic Wallace Blues Festival

Camping, Parking and Accommodations

new artist added last update on October 17, 2017
2nd annual Historic Wallace Idaho Blues Festival, July 12-14, 2003

Camping was a big part of the Wallace Blues Festival last year and we know it will be popular again this year as well. This page provides an additional resource for those seeking shelter in a tent. The superintendent of the Wallace School District has made Sather Field available for our overnight guests who prefer camping. The fee will be $10 per night. The area will be continuously patrolled by security. Showers and rest rooms are available at the adjacent football field. A trolley will transport festival goers the 2.5 miles between the camping area and downtown Wallace on a regular basis.

Those of you with SELF-CONTAINED RV's may park overnight in the large dirt parking area across from the Visitors Center. This is a five minute walk away from downtown Wallace on a paved path.

A one page schedule of the Festival Line Up is available as a pdf opening in a separate window. Also there is a GoogleEarth based five-frame animation that shows the various Friday, Saturday, and Sunday venues. The 1024x705 pixel gif animation opens in a separate window.
Best 2012 Blues Festival awarded to Wallace Idaho

Check out the ambiance at last year's Blues Festival to see why we won the Award!

Two important details are not obvious from these Google Earth views, but will be familiar to anyone who has visited Wallace in the past.
  1. The non-motorized Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes follows the South Fork of the Coeur d'Alene River between Wallace and Silverton, so if you are traveling with bicycles, this is an easy and very scenic way to travel between your camp and the Blues Festival. Likewise, the north frontage road that runs between the river and bike trail is a low traffic path for all forms of transportation.
  2. The Interstate is built OVER the town, with the bike trail and river beneath it. Thus, even tho the festival stage will be adjacent to the Interstate from an aerial view, it is actually quite vertically distant from highway noise.
RV Parks and similar accommodations
  • Wallace RV Park
          (208) 753-7121
  • Blue Anchor RV Park, Osburn
          (208) 752-3443
  • Crystal Gold Mine RV Park, Kellogg
          (208) 783-4653
  • By the Way Campground, Pinehurst
          (208) 682-3311
  • Kahnderosa RV Park & Campground, Cataldo
          (208) 682-4613
  • Country Lane RV Park, Kingston
          (208) 682-2698
  • Pinehurst RV Park
          (208) 682-3733
  • American Land & Leisure Campgrounds
          (208) 682-9175
      North Fork campgrounds
    • Bummblebee
    • Berlin Flats
    • Kitt Price
    • Devils Elbow
    • Big Hank
    • Honeysuckle

A free public shuttle will connect Kellogg with the Wallace Festival. It will start on Friday at 3:30 PM from Kellogg and run every hour until 11:00 PM. On Saturday, it will start at 10:30 AM and run every hour until 11:00 PM. If we don't have any riders at a departure time, we will run as needed. However, we will also have a number to call if extra trips are needed. There will be a smaller bus, if needed, to run to Kellogg at Midnight from Wallace.

Motels and similar accommodations
Wallace lodging is currently fully booked, but there are always cancellations. Kellogg is only twelve miles west of Wallace on I-90; Silver Mountain Resort will provide a public shuttle between towns.
  • Wallace Inn
          (800) 643-2386
  • Stardust Motel, Wallace
          (208) 752-1213
  • The Brooks Hotel, Wallace
          (208) 556-1571
  • Hercules Inn, Wallace
          (208) 556-0575
  • Tabor House, Wallace
          (208) 556-0575
  • Lookout Motel, Mullan
          (208) 744-1601
  • Mullan House B&B
          (208) 682-5678
  • Guest House Inn, Kellogg
          (208) 783-1234
  • Silverhorn Motor Inn, Kellogg
          (208) 783-1151
  • The Trail Motel, Kellogg
          (208) 784-1161
  • Mountain View Cabins, Kellogg
          (208) 786-1310
  • Kellogg Vacation Homes
          (208) 786-4261
  • Morning Star Lodge,
    Silver Mountain Resort
          (866) 345-2675
          Mention "Bluesfest" for DISCOUNT!

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