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Lake Pend Oreille

Hope, ID
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Lake Pend Oreille is a fantastic lake any time of the year. Fishing on the lake has come back! You... read more

Reviewed 15 November 2016
Sandy and Tim R
Hope, Idaho
Beautiful lake with amazing history

Captain Wes, who also delivers the local mail by boat, took us on a great boating tour and provided... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2016
San Jose, California
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

Lake Pend Oreille is a fantastic lake any time of the year. Fishing on the lake has come back! You can catch Kokanee now, as well as other types of fish. Fishing happens nearly any time of the year here. Summer is the best- I...More

Thank Sandy and Tim R
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Captain Wes, who also delivers the local mail by boat, took us on a great boating tour and provided fascinating information about the lake, the surrounding areas, the excellent fishing, the native Americans of the area and (surprisingly) the important role of the lake in...More

1  Thank andage11
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Had a wonderful trip around the lake with Capt. Wes on the mail boat. Made reservation at Ralph's. In Bay View. Had good lunch at Ralph's who gave us lots of information about the lake and former Navy base. The BayView Shuttle LLC with Capt....More

1  Thank Robert H
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I visited Lake Pend Oreille during the arts and crafts festival in August. The lake itself is beautiful and the city beach is a great place for families. There are boat rentals, bike rentals, and water toys, but I enjoyed a picnic in the grass...More

Thank stgeiger
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

I have to say... That out of all the amazing places I've experienced this lake has to be one of the top. Every single time I tell someone to go to Idaho, they look at me funny.. And I totally understand why. However, the city...More

1  Thank Meranda C
Reviewed 25 July 2016

We stayed at the Sam Owen Campground and couldn't believe how spectacular this lake was. We wished we had more time to spend admiring the lake and the mountains. I almost hate writing a review, because I want to keep it a "hidden gem".

1  Thank WIRescueGirl54891
Reviewed 16 July 2016

What a gorgeous lake. Stayed in the Sam Owen campground and boated for 2 days. Visited several restaurants in the area, Garfield Bay was nice and boating into Sandpoint was unforgettable! Would go again for sure!

Thank elevation02
Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

I've seen this lake in many seasons and it always make me just want to stop and soak up the scenery. I love trains... there are bridges that are for trains across this lake...seeing mega tons of brute force gliding across a lake is just...More

Thank Serenereveries
Reviewed 7 May 2016

This is a beautiful lake. We rented a home on the cliff overlooking the lake in Hope ID, we had views all around. Trees, flowers, birds chirping, beautiful and relaxing (with the exception of the trains going by, which can be a lot at certain...More

1  Thank KHForever
Reviewed 18 February 2016

This is a very large lake. The lake holds the world record for lake trout. The summer and early fall is great for skiing, sailing, kayaking and fishing. You can take a boat and travel to one of the restaurants on the lake have lunch...More

1  Thank gdkw123
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Susan W
What is the typical water temperature in mid-July?
6 June 2016|
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Response from Elisa D |
Sorry I read that wrong haha July is perfect for swimming!