• Post Falls Dam

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Beaches Resources and Info | North Idaho

Beaches in North Idaho

Inviting sandy strips of beaches provide the perfect waterscape for wading, splashing skiing, boating and swimming.

Coeur d'Alene Lake
Located on the north shore of Lake Coeur d’Alene with 16 acres of white sandy beach. One can rent a paddle boat, go parasailing, ride around the lake in a seaplane, or just take a stroll on the beach. Tubbs Hill, located adjacent to the park offers hiking trails and great places to stop and enjoy the view.

Hauser Lake Park
A nice swim beach with a boat launch on the southern shore of Hauser Lake. Operated by Kootenai County.

Priest Lake
Called “Idaho’s Crown Jewel” because of the clarity and purity of its waters, offers the visitor 23,000 acres of fun in the center of the Selkirk Mountains. Explore 72 miles of shoreline, seven islands, and miles of public sandy beach by powerboat, sailboat, canoe, kayak, float boats or personal watercraft.

Sandpoint City Beach
City Beach Park, 18 acres wide and located on Bridge Street is the oldest and best known park in Sandpoint Idaho. Enjoy scenic views while playing on the sand and water.

Spirit Lake
The lake measures more than four and a half miles long and over a mile wide at its broadest point at Silver Beach. With 12 miles of shoreline, and 2440 feet above sea level, it is the highest elevation of all the small lakes in the Inland Empire and is nearly 100 feet deep in parts.

Q'emiln Park in Post Falls
The sandy beach of this 40-acre park operated by the City of Post Falls offers a swimming beach, trails, a boat launch and group picnic facilities. Spend time enjoying the facilities or just dipping around along the shores of the Spokane River.

Priest River-Albeni Falls Dam
is located on the banks of the Priest River just upstream from where it flows into the Pend Oreille (pond o'ray) River. Amenities include a boat ramp, pay phone, a playground, a shelter, a baseball field and a swimming beach.

Honey Suckle Beach
Located on Hayden Lake, this is a nice family friendly beach. Its the perfect beachy spot to splash, boat or fish.

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