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Sandpoint is located in the northern panhandle of Idaho near Lake Pend Oreille and the Schweitzer Mountain ski area. Sandpoint is also home to one of the largest film festivals in the United States, the Lakedance International Film Festival. The city of Sandpoint is situated on the International Selkirk Loop and two National Scenic Byways (Wild Horse Trail and Pend Oreille Scenic Byway.) The town is home to a thriving arts community, the historic Panida Theater and abundant restaurants, hotels and unique shops. The 43-mile long Lake Pend Oreille is well-known for its excellent fishing and sailing opportunities. There are also many trails around the lake for walking and hiking and biking, Other activities include boat charters, guided boat tours, kayaking, canoeing, back country tours, horseback riding, camping and golf. Three state parks and several city parks are located around the lake, including City Beach, which is located right in the heart of Sandpoint. It offers sandy beaches for swimming, volleyball, tennis, boat ramps and docks and a basketball court. Other attractions include a historical museum, Bird Aviation Museum and Invention Center and Cedar Street Bridge, which is the only marketplace located on a bridge in the United States. The marketplace features apparel, jewelry, a European-styled cafe and more.

Surrounding areas: Ponderay, Idaho (1.7 mi), Sagle, Idaho (5.3 mi), Garfield Bay, Idaho (8.9 mi), Hope, Idaho (11.8 mi), Careywood, Idaho (17.3 mi), Priest River, Idaho (17.5 mi), Priest Lake, Idaho (21.5 mi)

Sandpoint Vacation Rentals




Sandpoint Hotels and Resorts

 
Hotels & Motels
Angel Of The Lake410 Railroad AveSandpoint, ID (208) 263-0816
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
Country Inn470700 Hwy 95Sagle, ID5.3 mi.(208) 263-3333
Scenic Bay Marina101 Scenic Bay DrBayview, ID20.6 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

Sandpoint 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. -

Sandpoint Map & Transportation

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

Sandpoint Attractions

 
Amusement and Theme Parks
Silverwood Theme ParkAtholID23.9 mi.
Adventures 'N FunCoeur d' AleneID41.6 mi.
Riverfront ParkSpokaneWA58.7 mi.
 
Golf Courses
Sandpoint Elks G CSandpointID 
Priest Lake Golf ClubPriest LakeID21.5 mi.
Stoneridge Golf CourseBlanchardID26.9 mi.
 
Ski Areas
Schweitzer Mountain ResortSandpointID 
Turner MountainLibbyMT46.7 mi.
Lookout PassWallaceID62.8 mi.
The Big MountainWhitefishMT102.4 mi.
 
State Parks
Round Lake State ParkID8.8 mi. 
Farragut State ParkID22.1 mi. 
Lake Newport State ParkWA27.4 mi. 
Mount Spokane State ParkWA35.5 mi. 
Pend Oreille State ParkWA38.0 mi. 


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