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Blue Waters Kayak

Water Activities

North Idaho, particularly in Priest River, offers a diverse array of water activities for enthusiasts.

  From the thrill of kayaking through scenic rivers, diving    into the pristine cool water on a hot day , boating adventures, or the popular choice of paddle boarding, the region provides a haven for those seeking a variety of aquatic experiences.

Embracing the beauty of North Idaho's lakes and rivers is a delightful experience, offering a serene escape surrounded by stunning landscapes. Whether exploring the crystal-clear lakes or meandering along the winding rivers, safety remains paramount for an enjoyable water adventure. Before diving in, ensure that life jackets are worn, especially for non-swimmers, and be mindful of water conditions. Familiarize yourself with the area's specific safety guidelines, check for underwater hazards, and always supervise children closely. By prioritizing safety measures, one can fully savor the tranquility and natural wonders that North Idaho's waterways have to offer.

Water touring

Public Boat Launches 

Hiking Etiquette:

  1. Stay on Designated Trails: Respect the natural environment by sticking to established trails to minimize the impact on flora and fauna.

  2. Leave No Trace: Carry out all your trash and be mindful of the environment. Leave nature as you found it to preserve its beauty for future generations.

  3. Respect Wildlife: Observe wildlife from a distance and avoid feeding them. It's crucial to respect their natural behavior and habitat.

  4. Check Trail Conditions: Before setting out, verify the trail conditions. Weather, seasonal changes, and maintenance activities can impact the trail's accessibility.

  5. Inform Someone: Always let someone know about your hiking plans, including your intended route and expected return time. In case of unforeseen circumstances, this information is crucial for your safety.

  6. Pack Essentials: Carry sufficient water, snacks, a first aid kit, and navigation tools. North Idaho's trails can be remote, so being self-sufficient is vital.

  7. Dress Appropriately: Wear appropriate clothing and footwear for the terrain and weather conditions. Layers are essential as temperatures can vary throughout the day.

Hiking Etiquette:

  1. Stay on Designated Trails: Respect the natural environment by sticking to established trails to minimize the impact on flora and fauna.

  2. Leave No Trace: Carry out all your trash and be mindful of the environment. Leave nature as you found it to preserve its beauty for future generations.

  3. Respect Wildlife: Observe wildlife from a distance and avoid feeding them. It's crucial to respect their natural behavior and habitat.

  4. Check Trail Conditions: Before setting out, verify the trail conditions. Weather, seasonal changes, and maintenance activities can impact the trail's accessibility.

  5. Inform Someone: Always let someone know about your hiking plans, including your intended route and expected return time. In case of unforeseen circumstances, this information is crucial for your safety.

  6. Pack Essentials: Carry sufficient water, snacks, a first aid kit, and navigation tools. North Idaho's trails can be remote, so being self-sufficient is vital.

  7. Dress Appropriately: Wear appropriate clothing and footwear for the terrain and weather conditions. Layers are essential as temperatures can vary throughout the day.

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Bonner Park West

514 Railroad Ave,

Priest River, ID 83856

Riley Creek Recreation Area

1099 Riley Creek Park Dr,

Laclede, ID 83841

Priest River Recreation Area "The Mudhole"

7120 Highway 2,

Priest River, ID, 83856

Outlet Dam 

Just before Outlet Dam on HWY 57

Priest Lake, 83856

Albani Cove 

2141 Albeni Cove Rd

 Oldtown, ID 83822

Oldtown Rotary Park Visitors Center

Off Old Diamond MI Loop

Oldtown, ID 83822

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