BLM's Pink House site to offer scan and pay option
Paying for your favorite campsite at the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) popular Pink House campground on the Clearwater River will soon be as simple as scanning a QR code. Beginning in April, campers can opt to pay overnight camping fees at the site through the free, easy-to-use mobile app using the ‘scan and pay’ option. Selecting a camping site at Pink House will remain first-come, first-served; they will not be reservable in advance through   
To take advantage of using scan and pay in lieu of other traditional forms of payment for camping fees, visitors simply download the free mobile app, create an account and then scan the QR code at Pink House campground to complete the payment. A small service fee applies for payment through the app. For additional information on how to use the scan and pay option, please visit: 
“We are looking forward to offering this alternative form of payment for camping to our visitors at the Pink House recreation site,” said Richard White, BLM Cottonwood Field Office Manager. “We will continue to offer fee envelopes for payment by check or cash but hope that visitors take advantage of this new, seamless way to pay camp fees.”
Also beginning in April, reservations for the popular Pink House day use pavilions will be taken through instead of contacting the Cottonwood Field Office directly. To reserve a day use pavilion at Pink House, follow the direct link: or search for “Pink House Pavilions” on either the mobile app or online at:   
Rental fees for the large pavilion are $50 per day while the smaller pavilion rents for $25 per day. Both facilities have electricity, lighting, standing BBQ grills, accessible picnic tables, and views of the Clearwater River, making them an ideal location for a family get-together. Reservations through require a small service charge.
Located 5 miles west of Orofino, Idaho, BLM’s Pink House Recreation Site includes a large, developed campground with an on-site Volunteer Camp Host. The site is nestled beside the Clearwater River at an elevation of 980 feet, surrounded by scenic views of semi-arid hills, and the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail. Visitors enjoy camping, world class fishing, boating, tubing, picnicking, and wildlife viewing. 
The mobile app from is available to the public for free download on iOS and Android devices. From the convenience of a mobile device, users can find the information they need to plan their adventures on public lands all in one place. The app enables users to browse interactive maps, tours, and accessibility information; make and manage reservations; review location details for past and upcoming trips; register for permits, tickets, and lotteries; manage their accounts; and more.

The BLM Pink House recreation site near Orofino.




















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