Canoeing in North Idaho

Rent a canoe or bring your own, Idaho has miles of streams lakes and reservoirs to explore. Fish, watch wildlife or glide across a glassy lake. Canoeing in Idaho, there’s no better way to watch the scenery go by.

Ball Creek Ranch Preserve

Ball Creek Ranch, purchased in 2000, includes four miles of Kootenai River frontage, two tributaries to the river, a wetland pond, and 200 acres of riparian habitat.

Nearest Community: Bonners Ferry

Cabinet Gorge Fish Hatchery

This fish hatchery raises the 16 million Kokanee salmon that are released into Lake Pend Oreille each June plus cutthroat trout, fall chinook salmon and rainbow trout.

Nearest Community: Clark Fork

Coeur d’Alene Area

Coeur d’Alene has evolved into one of Idaho’s premier resort destinations offering the Coeur d’Alene Resort, golf, water sports, museums, shopping and fine dining.

Nearest Community: Coeur d’Alene

Hayden Lake

Hayden Lake sits just north of Lake Coeur d’Alene near the small town of Hayden.

Nearest Community: Hayden

Killarney Lake Picnic & Camping Area

In the heart of the marshlands of the lower Coeur d’Alene River area is picturesque, 480-acre Killarney Lake, with recreation sites boating, fishing, picnicking, and camping.

Nearest Community: Cataldo

Lake Coeur d’Alene

Lake Coeur d’Alene, created by glaciers, has become an international resort destination with the town of Coeur d’Alene on its north shore and homes and resorts nestled along 135 miles of shoreline.

Nearest Community: Coeur d’Alene

Priest River

Priest River winds through low wetlands, rapids and pools adjacent to forest and farmlands. The Upper Priest River begins near Canadian border and flows south into Upper Priest Lake.

Nearest Community: Priest River

Q’emiln Riverside Park & Trails

The Q’emiln Park, on the south bank of the Spokane River near Post Falls, offers a sandy beach, group picnic facilities and fourteen trails winding through four miles of the Spokane River gorge.

Nearest Community: Post Falls

Red Lion Templin’s Marina

Seasonal boat slips April 15-October 15. Slip sizes range from 10X20 to 12X32

Nearest Community: Post Falls

Spirit Lake Area

Offering 12 miles of shoreline, boat ramps and fishing, Spirit Lake is the highest of the panhandle lakes and one of only two sealed-bottom lakes in the world.

Nearest Community: Spirit Lake

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