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Priest Lake In Idaho

Priest Lake, Idaho

Boating, camping and fishing.

Splendidly nestled in a high-mountain setting, Priest Lake is a 23,000-acre boating and fishing lake. This appealing gem is located in the upper northern section of Idaho, one mile east of Nordman. Rental boats are available at the lake, and there are no HP restrictions for pleasure or fishing boats. Numerous boat launch ramps facilitate boating access for pleasure boats, water-ski boats, pontoons and fishing boats. Much of the 80 miles of shoreline is surrounded by roadways providing access to multiple places to fish from the bank or launch a canoe or kayak. Fishing enthusiasts will find for bass, trout, bluegill, sunfish, perch and salmon. Much of the lake is lined with boat docks, a favorite hangout for bass, crappie and sunfish. Marinas, camping, shopping and a variety of eating establishments are at the lake or very close by. Setting at an elevation of 2,440 feet above sea level, the lake offers year-round fishing including ice fishing in winter any time there is safe ice.

Area Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES


Beaver Creek Campground - 208 443-1801

Priest Lake State Park Campground - 208 443-2200

Osprey Campground - 208 443-3340

Outlet at Priest Lake Campground - 208 443-8053

Priest Lake Map


Fish species found in Priest Lake include smallmouth bass, cutthroat trout, lake trout, bluegill, pumpkinseed sunfish, yellow perch and kokanee salmon.

Smallmouth bass Cutthroat trout Lake trout Bluegill Pumpkinseed Sunfish Yellow Perch Kokanee salmon

Idaho Fishing License

Local Contact Information

Priest Lake Marina & Resort
6515 W Lakeshore Rd
Priest River, ID 83856
208 443-2405

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