Regardless of what time of the year you visit Priest Lake, there is no shortage of activities to do. Elkins Resort is truly a four-season resort, with something for everyone to do in every season of the year! Whether you are looking for a fun, active afternoon requiring a little exercise or catching some sleep on our sunny Priest Lake beaches, Elkins Resort is the perfect setting for you.
- Spring & Summer Activities
During the warm parts of the year, most of our guests enjoy embracing the long, sunny days on the sandy shores of Priest Lake. Elkins Resort has a boat launch which makes boating on the lake easily accessible. Our marina has over 60 boat slips (both covered and open), as well as a gas pump at the boat dock for your convenience. Fishing, canoeing, kayaking, paddle boating, jet skiing, swimming, snoozing in lawn chairs, beach volleyball and picnicking are other popular activities along the Priest Lake Coast.
Being located within the Priest Lake, Selkirk Mountains provides roads and roads for hikers, climbers and mountain bikers alike. The Resort Information Center can provide you with trail maps for smooth or rigorous adventures. You may even spot some wildlife!
Play a couple of relaxing rounds of golf in the beautiful wetlands on the 18-hole, Par 72, 6,500 yard Priest Lake Golf Course. In the gorgeous mountain setting, guests have regularly seen deer and other wildlife roaming along the course.
- Fall & Winter Activities
Hiking the trails within the Priest Lake, Selkirk Mountains, provides a great escape from the noise of the campground and beautiful scenery – especially in autumn! With simple and easy routes, there are trails for everyone’s experience level. The late fall and early winter season are two of the most beautiful times to walk along the chilly but lovely Priest Lake shore. Watch the trees and woodlands turn from lush greens to bright yellows and reds.
In the snowy winter months, you will find 400 miles of groomed trails in the surrounding areas -perfect for snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. Guests have been able to snowmobile to just shy of the tip-top of surrounding mountains, including the beautiful Sundance Mountain, where visitors are rewarded with a breath-taking view of the lake.