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Lake-Pend-Oreille is a lake in the northern Idaho Panhandle that was glacially formed during the Ice Age. Encircled by mountain peaks and deep green forests, Lake Pend Oreille is Idahos largest lake and one of the largest inland lakes in North America. It has a surface area of 148 square miles and is 65 miles long and 1,150 feet deep, making it the fifth deepest lake in the United States. It is fed by the Clark Fork River and the Pack River and drains via the Pend Oreille River. The largest nearby town is Sandpoint, Idaho, which is situated on the northwest shore of the lake. The southern tip of the lake is in Kootenai County and is home to Farragut State Park. Lake Pend Oreille is a popular recreational and fishing lake. Anglers come for kokanee salmon, Kamloops, rainbow, brown, brook and hybrid trout. It also has populations of large mouth bass, whitefish, yellow perch, black crappie, bluegill and brown bullhead. Lake Pend Oreille is also known for its sailing opportunities. Keep in mind, however, that the lake is so large and the topography so varied, that there will be distinctly different prevailing conditions depending on where one is sailing. There are also many trails around the lake for walking and hiking and there are many driving and biking tours that offer spectacular scenery. Rentals of paddle boats, sail and power boats are offered at several marinas in the towns around the lake. Boat charters, guided tours, kayaking and canoeing are also available.

Surrounding areas: Ponderay, Idaho (1.6 mi), Sagle, Idaho (5.4 mi), Garfield Bay, Idaho (9.0 mi), Hope, Idaho (11.8 mi), Careywood, Idaho (17.4 mi), Priest River, Idaho (17.5 mi), Priest Lake, Idaho (21.5 mi)

Lake Pend Oreille Vacation Rentals

Lake Pend Oreille Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
K2 Motel501 N 4THSandpoint, ID (208) 263-3441
La Quinta Inn415 CedarSandpoint, ID (208) 263-9581
Lakeside Motel106 BRGSandpoint, ID (208) 263-2717
Monarch InnHwy 95 NSandpoint, ID (208) 263-1222
Sandpoint Super 8 Motel478641 Hwy 95 NSandpoint, ID (208) 263-2210
Selkirk Lodge10000 Schweitzer MTN RdSandpoint, ID (208) 265-0257
Super 8478641 Hwy 95NSandpoint, ID (208) 263-2216
Angel Of The Lake410 Railroad AveSandpoint, ID3.4 mi.(208) 263-0816
Country Inn470700 Hwy 95Sagle, ID5.4 mi.(208) 263-3333
Scenic Bay Marina101 Scenic Bay DrBayview, ID20.7 mi.(208) 683-2243
Golden Spur MotelUS Hwy 2Newport, WA23.3 mi.(509) 447-3823
Athol MotelE 5950 Hwy 54Athol, ID23.9 mi.(208) 683-3476
Stoneridge Resort250 ChatwoldBlanchard, ID27.7 mi.(208) 437-2451

Lake Pend Oreille Weather & Climate

The Northern Panhandle Region of Idaho has a four-season climate. Located within the northern latitude, Idaho's Northern Panhandle has summer days that are long and sunny, with just enough rain to keep things very green and pretty. Temperatures can range from very warm in the summer to very cold in the winter. The major mountain ranges accumulate a deep snow cover in the winter. In spring, the melting snow pack provides irrigation water for the lower regions of the state. The major source of moisture for northern Idaho is the Pacific Ocean, although in summer there are some exceptions when moisture-laden air is brought in from the south.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 31°F 19°F 3.94 in. -
February 37°F 22°F 3.47 in. -
March 46°F 28°F 2.85 in. -
April 56°F 34°F 2.25 in. -
May 65°F 40°F 2.75 in. -
June 72°F 46°F 2.46 in. -
July 80°F 49°F 1.63 in. -
August 80°F 48°F 1.43 in. -
September 70°F 41°F 1.60 in. -
October 56°F 33°F 2.30 in. -
November 40°F 27°F 4.75 in. -
December 32°F 21°F 4.75 in. -

Lake Pend Oreille Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Sandpoint airport (SZT) located about 1 mile north of Lake Pend Oreille, the Coeur D Alene Air Terminal airport (COE) located approximately 36 miles southwest of Lake Pend Oreille in Coeur D ' Alene, Idaho, the Deer Park airport (DEW) located roughly 45 miles west of Lake Pend Oreille in Deer Park, Washington, the Shoshone County airport (S83) located around 53 miles south of Lake Pend Oreille in Kellogg, Idaho, and finally the Spokane International airport (GEG) located about 64 miles southwest of Lake Pend Oreille in Spokane, Washington.

Lake Pend Oreille Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Silverwood Theme ParkAtholID23.9 mi.
Adventures 'N FunCoeur d' AleneID41.7 mi.
Riverfront ParkSpokaneWA58.7 mi.
Golf Courses
Priest Lake Golf ClubPriest LakeID21.5 mi.
Stoneridge Golf CourseBlanchardID26.9 mi.
Ski Areas
Schweitzer Mountain ResortSandpointID 
Turner MountainLibbyMT46.7 mi.
Lookout PassWallaceID62.9 mi.
The Big MountainWhitefishMT102.4 mi.
State Parks
Round Lake State ParkID8.9 mi. 
Farragut State ParkID22.1 mi. 
Lake Newport State ParkWA27.4 mi. 
Mount Spokane State ParkWA35.6 mi. 
Pend Oreille State ParkWA38.0 mi. 

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