Coeur d'Alene Lake
Coeur d'Alene Lake
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Fed by waters from three different rivers, this pristine, 30-mile lake offers just about every water sport imaginable.
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  • sharrongeg
    Henderson, Nevada3,472 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    So Beautiful!
    A group of 50 and 60 something 1st cousins came to the lake for a day. Such a beautiful lake! We wanted to take the sea-plane tour, but they were not answering their phone. One cousin had a boat on the W side of the lake and it was so pretty! Such clear water. We really liked that the downtown area of the lake area was easily accessible.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 24, 2023
  • Bergind
    140 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Summer days on the lake.
    We had no trouble finding parking. Thoroughly enjoyed the beach by the Fort Sherman park. We enjoyed the playground there too. Water was clear and would say luke warm. Oh a hot summer day it was great.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 3, 2023
  • Violette54
    Payson, Arizona5,080 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    East and South along the Lake Coeur d’Alene Scenic Parkway
    On eastbound I-90, at Idaho exit 22, the junction with ID SR 97, we turned south to cross the bridge and drive along the Lake Coeur d’Alene Scenic Parkway to Harrison, and on to the the junction with ID SR 3. This was a pretty drive, but it was longer than we anticipated. We began near Wolf Lodge Bay, the east end of Lake Coeur d’Alene. This is beautiful country and the road was quite good.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 11, 2024
  • mrc282
    World8,509 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    shimmering blue water on a sunny day
    the CdA lake is fairly big, and has its busy and quiet spots. it is still chilly in early May, but flowers are already blooming it claims to host the longest floating boardwalk in the world, near the the CdA Resort. a short distance away from here is Tubbs Hill, where you can hike up to the summit ridge in 15 min. but my favorite section of the lake is at CdA Parkway State Park, which has the Centennial trail running alongside the road. the terminus of this trail is Higgins Point. if you have time, you can continue driving to Mineral Ridge Scenic Area, where there is a 3.3 mile trail up to the top that gives you a bird eye view of the lake. the sun can be unforgiving in mid day even in May so i recommend doing this hike first thing in the morning. after that, the road (Route 97) continue to wind around the lake, getting more and more rural, until it reaches Harrison.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written May 2, 2024
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mrc282
World8,509 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
the CdA lake is fairly big, and has its busy and quiet spots. it is still chilly in early May, but flowers are already blooming

it claims to host the longest floating boardwalk in the world, near the the CdA Resort.

a short distance away from here is Tubbs Hill, where you can hike up to the summit ridge in 15 min.

but my favorite section of the lake is at CdA Parkway State Park, which has the Centennial trail running alongside the road. the terminus of this trail is Higgins Point.

if you have time, you can continue driving to Mineral Ridge Scenic Area, where there is a 3.3 mile trail up to the top that gives you a bird eye view of the lake. the sun can be unforgiving in mid day even in May so i recommend doing this hike first thing in the morning.

after that, the road (Route 97) continue to wind around the lake, getting more and more rural, until it reaches Harrison.
Written May 3, 2024
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Violette54
Payson, AZ5,080 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
On eastbound I-90, at Idaho exit 22, the junction with ID SR 97, we turned south to cross the bridge and drive along the Lake Coeur d’Alene Scenic Parkway to Harrison, and on to the the junction with ID SR 3.
This was a pretty drive, but it was longer than we anticipated. We began near Wolf Lodge Bay, the east end of Lake Coeur d’Alene.
This is beautiful country and the road was quite good.
Written January 12, 2024
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Kim D
San Diego, CA2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Beautiful, huge lake. We took a 2-hour cruise and it was totally worth it. Learn a little about this gem in Idaho, and it was our first time in Idaho.
Written October 23, 2023
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Monique H
Bothell, WA24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Loved the place and took a ferry tour around the lake.water front parking lot fee $2-3 hr but if you willing to walk a bit , you will be able find free parkings
Written October 11, 2023
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Bergind
merrrimack, nh140 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
We had no trouble finding parking. Thoroughly enjoyed the beach by the Fort Sherman park. We enjoyed the playground there too. Water was clear and would say luke warm. Oh a hot summer day it was great.
Written August 4, 2023
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sharrongeg
Henderson, NV3,472 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
A group of 50 and 60 something 1st cousins came to the lake for a day. Such a beautiful lake!

We wanted to take the sea-plane tour, but they were not answering their phone.

One cousin had a boat on the W side of the lake and it was so pretty! Such clear water. We really liked that the downtown area of the lake area was easily accessible.
Written July 24, 2023
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Leah
Seattle, WA1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
The lake is amazing and the cycling is incredible! We stayed at a condo near the lake and could walk everywhere.
Written July 16, 2023
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Santaone
Miramar, FL68 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
Walk around lake Couer d’Alene is beautiful anytime of the day. There is cruise on the lake, downtown shopping close by and tons of restaurants. Tubs Hill overlook is just blocks away.
Written May 3, 2023
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Judith S
Portland, Oregon, United States20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
Wonderful views, great place to swim, great restaurants, shopping is versatile especially if you're looking for vintage goods.
Written April 14, 2023
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JudyCTrip
Perth, Australia159 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
I suspect anytime of year is wonderful to visit this lake - the snowy scene early Sunday morning was sparkly and special. Recommended for a wander.
Written March 14, 2023
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