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Lake Information for Lake Pend Oreille


Lake Pend Oreille is a lake in the northern Idaho Panhandle, with a surface area of 148 square miles. It is 65 miles long, and 1,150 feet deep in some regions, making it the fifth deepest in the United States. It is fed by the Clark Fork River and the Pack River, and drains via the Pend Oreille River. It is surrounded by national forests and a few small towns, with the largest population on the lake at Sandpoint. All but the southern tip of the lake is in Bonner County.

The forests consist of ponderosa pine, Douglas fir, Poplar, Quaking Aspen, Paper Birch and Western Larch. Local animal species include whitetail deer, elk, gray wolves, moose, squirrels, black bears, grizzly bears, coyotes and bobcats, along with bald eagles, osprey, owls, hummingbirds, hawks, woodpeckers, ducks and the mountain bluebird. The lake is a home for several species of migratory water fowl.

Facilities and Parks: 

Motor Restriction: None
Boat Ramp: Excellent
Docks: Excellent
Toilets: Excellent
Campground: Excellent
ADA Access:Not Present

Fishing Description: 

The lake is home to many species of fish, including rainbow trout, lake trout, perch, crappie, bass, whitefish and Kokanee.

Lake Trout
Largemouth Bass
Rainbow Trout
Perch Family
Salmon Family
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Businesses Located Nearby

Bait & Tackle

    Big Bear Bait
  • 24857 N Mccoy Rd - Athol, ID
  • (208) 683-6133
    Happy Hooker II Live Bait
  • 27786 N Fall St - Athol, ID
  • (208) 623-6181
    Werner's Wigglers
  • 206 Hoo Doo Loop Rd - Oldtown, ID
  • (208) 437-2026

Boat Rental

    Artisan-2 Upholstery Boat Trim
  • 1241 Michigan St, #A - Sandpoint, ID
  • (208) 263-4207

Vacation Rental

    Condo Del Sol Vacation Rentals
  • 109 N 1st Ave, #B - Sandpoint, ID
  • (208) 263-5539

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