Priest Lake: The ideal boating location

It’s no secret that Priest Lake is one of Idaho’s crown jewels, nestled in the Idaho Panhandle.

A recent trip to Priest Lake reminded me what a truly special place it is! For one thing, it’s a BIG lake. Almost 20 miles long and 4.4 miles wide, with lots of coves and bays. Just a gorgeous place to be.

I went swimming, mountain biking and fishing on this particular trip, which was mainly a work trip. The boating is fantastic on the lake, and a newly deepened channel provides clear and easy access for SUPs, kayaks, canoes and power boats to Upper Priest Lake.

The Thorofare Channel provides an intimate experience on the way to Upper Priest Lake.
The Thorofare Channel provides an intimate experience on the way to Upper Priest Lake. Pic – Steve Stuebner

This September or October would be a great time to plan a road trip to Priest Lake. Some things I’d recommend doing while you’re visiting Priest Lake: 

Go boating on Priest Lake: For folks who have their own power boat or sail boat, it’s a big lake to explore! With 80 miles of shoreline, the lake also has many sandy beach type areas where you can pull up, hang out and go swimming or even water skiing.  

For the full story, see: http://stuebysoutdoorjournal.blogspot.com/2021/08/plan-fall-trip-to-priest-lake-and-go.html

Steve Stuebner

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