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.
Priest Lake Activities
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,
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.
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.
Idaho is the ultimate playground for any outdoor enthusiast, especially for both the novice and expert angler. Northern Idaho, in particular, is an angler’s paradise. Various lakes and rivers from this region have produced some of the state’s biggest catches. Cast in your line and discover some of the best fishing spots in northern Idaho.
Clark Fork River
Spilling into Lake Pend Oreille, the Clark Fork River is a 15-mile long river that offers anglers a chance to catch rainbow trout,
Enjoy a relaxing holiday vacation at Priest Lake by staying at Elkins Resort. Take part in outdoor winter activities, holiday events, and enjoy warm drinks to sip by the fire. Celebrate with Elkins Resort on Priest Lake and escape to your own winter wonderland this holiday season.
Dining at Priest Lake
Our own Trapper Creek Lounge will be offering crafty libations this holiday season with their spiked hot chocolate and hot toddies,
With most of us trying to make eco-friendly choices in our everyday life it makes sense that you want to make environmentally conscious choices while traveling. Read further for some helpful eco-friendly travel tips that will make you feel better about the choices you make.
Bag the plastic bag
Avoid using plastic bags when you shop at the local market or art show on your vacation by bringing your own reusable bag.
Come to catch “the big one” at Priest Lake. Whether you are a novice fisher who just wants to spend a lazy Saturday casting in a line or a master fisherman looking to catch that prize-winning trout, fishing at Priest Lake is great for all skill levels.
Guests of Elkins Resort enjoy easy access to Priest Lake with its 40 square miles of “lucky fishing spots”. Offering boat slip rentals, Elkins Resort makes it easy for those who want to bring their own fishing boat or rentals are available for a half or full day.