Lake Coeur d’Alene has plenty of beautiful bays for you to explore this summer
There’s a reason why Coeur d’Alene is called the Lake City. At 30 miles long with more than 100 miles of shoreline, Lake Coeur d’Alene offers endless adventures both on and in the water. Once described by National Geographic as one of the five most beautiful lakes — ever — the lake is where people go to get together with friends and family in such popular spots as City Beach and around Tubbs Hill. But it’s also where people go to get away from it all.
Hop in the car, and you can explore the lake from any direction. Better yet, use one of the many public boat launches on the lake, put in, and explore from the water. By boat, you’ll have access to pristine bays only accessible by boat. Floating down the main channel not only grants you access to numerous bays, but it affords incredible views of wildlife, mountains, and million dollar properties.
The aptly-named BEAUTY BAY at the northeastern arm of the lake is a favorite spot for hiking MINERAL RIDGE with great lake views from the top, but also excellent fishing from the shore or on the water. Check out BEAUTY BAY CAMPGROUND tucked into the lowlands for birdwatching and maybe a moose (recreation.gov/camping). One of the lake’s many public boat launches can be found here, along with parking for hikers and sightseers.
From there, travel south to CARLIN BAY and stop in at the LODGE AT CARLIN BAY for a bite to eat and live music or continue to HARRISON for numerous dining options. Walk through town or plant yourself on the beach for family-friendly swimming.
At the southernmost end of the lake is HEYBURN STATE PARK, which encompasses several smaller lakes including Chatcolet Lake. Its remoteness is a boon, however, as you’ll find pristine, lakeside views hiking or riding, including the nearby TRAIL OF THE COEUR D’ALENES. This is also prime fishing for bass and pike.
ROCKFORD BAY is a lively destination for boaters, where Shooters Bar & Grill is the place to go for a casual waterside meal.
And if you liked Windy Bay’s Boater Park, check out the one at MICA BAY, where you get the best of all worlds: a quiet scenic bay and quick access to Coeur d’Alene, the original Lake City.
For information on boat rentals,visit cda4.fun.
Dads & Drivers
Treat dad to an award-winning round of golf and a shot at the world’s only floating green. The Dads & Drivers package includes overnight lakeside lodging, a round of golf for two, on-course beverage tickets and a pair of The Coeur d’Alene Resort’s signature floating green stance socks.
Starting at $220 per player.
Get & Grill Dinner
Fire up the grill and celebrate dad with a legendary Father’s Day meal from the Coeur d’Alene Resort complete with Certified Angus Beef ribeye steaks and jumbo shrimp skewers, Caesar salad, fresh vegetables, dinner rolls and an assortment of baked goods. Everything’s all trimmed and ready for you to finish at home. Orders must be received by 4 pm Friday, June 19.
Father’s Day Weekend at Silverwood
Celebrate Father’s Day at Silverwood! When a family brings Dad to the park and purchases their tickets online or at the front gate, Dad gets in FREE! (Only one free Dad ticket per ticket purchase with a maximum of two per family, not valid with any other discounts, coupons, promotions or special offers.)