Priest Lake, Idaho
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Four Reasons to Plan Your Summer Family Vacation at Priest Lake

School is almost over! If the whole family needs a great escape, we know just the thing. A summer family vacation at Priest Lake is a terrific way to unwind from the business of home life. Surrounded by beautiful blue water and the Selkirk Mountains, Priest Lake offers fun summer activities for the entire family. If you’re eager to take a boat onto the water or pop open a book at the beachfront, great summer fun is waiting for you in Priest Lake.


The waters of Priest Lake are perfect for a tranquil trip out on a boat. The whole family can sit back and relax on their own boat or a rental. Cruise along the waters and take in the beautiful scenery of northern Idaho. You and your family can cast a reel while out on the boat, as well! Trout are in season during the summer months, so get ready to reel in your trophy.

Water Sports

If the family is looking for a more adventurous trip on the water, Priest Lake is perfect for wakeboarding, water-skiing, and even tubing. The lake is spread out over 25 miles, providing ample space for some fun out on the water. Northern Idaho’s summer temperature ranges from the 80s to 90s, giving more reason to cool off in Priest Lake!

Beach Time

For a more relaxed day during your summer vacation, Priest Lake offers a cozy beach to soak in the summer sun. Sit back in a lawn chair and watch the boats cruise by along the lake or settle in for a good nap! Rival against your family with a friendly game of volleyball and then settle down for a perfect picnic after. A day of fun is waiting for you along the Priest Lake coast.


Ready to take on the Selkirk Mountains? Take the family out for a picturesque hike! Hiking trails surround Priest Lake, all filled with beautiful summer scenery. Advanced trails await the more adventurous hiker, but plenty of relaxed trails reside along Reeder Bay. Idaho’s Panhandle is filled with memorable scenery. Hit the trails and admire the beautiful scenery.

Book Your Summer Cabin at Elkins Resort

Start a new tradition and plan your summer family vacation at Priest Lake. Book a cabin or two at Elkins Resort for the best in summer lodging. Our comfortable accommodations make an excellent choice for seasonal activities and staying cool this summer. Feel right at home in cabin rentals nestled in the forest, overlooking beautiful Priest Lake. And with each offering convenient and modern amenities, you won’t want to celebrate summer anywhere else!