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A Beginner’s Guide to Ice Fishing at Priest Lake

No matter what time of year, fishing at Priest Lake is an activity enjoyed by most visitors. In the winter, when the ice is safe, anglers can brave the cold and ice fish at Priest Lake. The lake is open year-round with a limit of six lake trout per day. Enjoy the winter season in Idaho with our beginner’s guide to ice fishing at Priest Lake.

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Snowmobiling Basics at Priest Lake

Elkins Resort offers hundreds of miles of groomed snowmobile trails right outside the comfort of your cabin door! Snowmobiling is a fun and exhilarating way to experience the beauty of the Selkirk Mountains during winter, and our nearby trails lead through old-growth forests to the windswept ridges of 7,000-foot mountain passes.

But before you head out on your journey, make sure you know the snowmobiling basics at Priest Lake! If you’re ready to leave the comfort of your warm cabin,


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5 Reasons to Love Priest Lake in the Winter

There are many reasons to love Priest Lake year-round, but winter brings about a special time of year to enjoy Idaho’s crown jewel. Discover why so many people love Priest Lake in the winter, just as much as they do in the summer with our top five reasons below to visit this winter season.

Snowmobiling heaven

One of the more popular reasons to love Priest Lake in the winter is the area’s 400 miles of groomed trails for snowmobiling.


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How to Enjoy the Fall Foliage at Priest Lake

As cooler temperatures start to settle in, leaving you to dream about pumpkin spice lattes and warm sweaters, now is a great time to explore the beautiful fall foliage in Idaho. Each fall season a colorful display can be seen throughout Idaho’s dramatic landscapes, and Preist Lake is no exception. As one of the best places to see the seasonal color of golden larches, Priest Lake puts on a show every fall that you don’t want to miss.


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5 Reasons to Spend Your Summer at Priest Lake

Summer at Priest Lake is the most popular time to visit. With temperatures in the 80s and 90s, the lake bustles with activity. Known as Idaho’s crown jewel, Priest Lake is big enough for everyone to enjoy with over 25 miles of water space. During the summer, the lake is a haven for most water sports, from wakeboarding and water skiing to kayaking and paddleboarding. Or bring the fun on to dry land with a game of beach volleyball,


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8 Things to Know about Priest Lake, Idaho

Known as the “crown jewel” of Idaho, Priest Lake has been luring in visitors and locals alike for years with its pristine lake, beautiful mountains, and endless outdoor activities. Whether you have visited before or are visiting for the first time, here a few things to know about Priest Lake, Idaho.

Where is Priest Lake, Idaho?

Priest Lake is found in Idaho’s northernmost portion of the panhandle, with the northern end of the lake reaching 15 miles of the Canadian border.


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What to Look for When Choosing Your Wedding Venue

Amongst the many things you need to consider when planning a wedding, choosing your venue can be one of the hardest parts of the entire process. Your venue sets the tone for your wedding. It’s the backdrop in your photos and is essentially the focal point (besides the bride and groom) of the entire event. So, to help we have gathered a few helpful tips on what to look for when choosing your wedding venue.


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Top Hiking Trails Near Priest Lake

Priest Lake is a true hikers paradise. From deep cedar forests to panoramic views of the mountains and lake, there is something unique to discover on all hiking trails near Priest Lake. Whether you stick to a leisurely hike around the lake or get your heart pumping up high in the Selkirk mountains, there are beautiful views to be seen.

Discover these top hiking trails near Priest Lake during your stay at Elkins Resort.


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