The Priest Lake Chamber of Commerce

Idaho's Crown Jewel

Welcomes you to beautiful Priest Lake, Idaho!

Priest Lake is an ideal year-round family and adventure vacation destination as well as an extraordinary location. Resorts, cabins, camping and vacation homes all offer the perfect location for reunions, weddings, group conferences and seminars.

Priest Lake is an easy place to visit... This spectacular backdrop coupled with the myriad of available recreational opportunities make Priest Lake an unforgettable experience.

You'll discover fantastic boating, fishing, hiking, camping, snowmobiling, hunting, cross-country skiing, etc... at Priest Lake - along with an abundance of Priest Lake hospitality. Priest Lake, Idaho Where Mother Nature Vacations!


SAVE THE THOROFARE
The ThorofareOne of Priest Lake's treasures is the Thorofare, a three mile long slow moving scenic river connecting Upper and Lower Priest Lake. This waterway is one of only a few similar primitive rivers in all of North America and needs to be saved for future generations to enjoy.

A local task force, under the auspices of Bonner County has been working for several years to secure government funding to completely replace the structure with a long lasting and permanent solution. It could take years to gather the funds and meanwhile a treasured natural attraction is being lost by the community and thousands of Priest Lake Friends. If extensive repairs are not made soon and the deterioration continues to be ignored any well aimed storm could see a collapse which would close the channel to any access except paddle craft. Please help us SAVE THE THOROFARE. Read more: Click here 

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Priest Lake Recreation

 

BIKING
It's all about the view! Priest Lake is an ideal location for cyclists of all skill levels. Climb to the peaks on the east side of the Lake - or enjoy a leisurely ride on the Lakeshore Trail complete with a picnic.
Biking

 

FISHING
Trophy size Mackinaw in Priest Lake, to cutthroat fishing in the nearby alpine lakes, to brook trout angling in the numerous streams in the Priest basin, to catch-and-release fishing for westslope cutthroat.
Fishing

 

GOLF
Set amidst the splendor of awe-inspiring mountains and forests, the beautifully manicured 18 hole Priest Lake Golf Club caters to the most accomplished, as well as the most well-intentioned, golfer and outdoor enthusiast.
Golf Courses

 

HIKING
Priest Lake is a hiker's paradise where one can easily escape to the solitude and beauty of Mother Nature. Deep, virgin cedar forests, panoramic vistas to easy access to magnificent sandy beaches.
Hiking Trails


NORDIC SPORTS
Nordic Sports have recently emerged as one of the fastest growing winter recreation activities at Priest Lake. Excellent facilities are provided at little or no cost, add the beauty of Priest Lake and this adventure can't be beat.
Nordic Sports

 

RIVER RUNNING
Priest River meanders along a 44-mile course from Priest Lake to Priest River and the Pend d' Orielle River. Experience the power and beauty of a river flowing through incredible scenery.
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ROCK CLIMBING
If rock climbing is the name of your game, Priest Lake offers a wide range of climbing sites to challenge the novice as well as seasoned veteran climbers.
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Rock Climbing

 

 

SNOWMOBILING
Come to Priest Lake, Idaho to enjoy the best in North Idaho snowmobiling. We offer 400 miles of groomed snowmobile trails and unlimited powder bowls, great for families and the avid riders. . Rental machines available.
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WATER SPORTS
Priest Lake offers 70 miles of shoreline and a wide variety of water activities. Resorts and marinas offer boat rentals, kayak, canoe, pontoon rentals and gas.
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SWIMMING
With over 70 miles of shoreline, much of which is public lands, Priest Lake offers a wide variety of swimming and beach recreation opportunities.
Swimming


WILDLIFE

BIG GAME
Priest Lake is home to numerous species of coveted game animals. Whitetail and mule deer share our forests with an increasing herd of magnificent elk, monster moose and a large population of black bear.
Hunting & Big Game

 

BIRD & WATCHING
The home to numerous animals from small weasel family to the mighty grizzly bear, the majestic elk, and the bald eagle. Act as a good guest and you'll often be rewarded with the opportunity to view these creatures.
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