live Webcam from lake Coeur d'Alene
Once described by National Geographic as one of the five most beautiful lakes in the world, Lake Coeur d’Alene is 25 miles long and 10 miles across at its widest point, with an average depth of about 100 feet.
Lake Coeur d’Alene is a natural lake fed by two rivers, the Coeur d’Alene River and the St. Joe River. The single outlet is the Spokane River, which flows to the west to join the Columbia River on its way to the Pacific Ocean.
The lake was carved by repeated flooding during a glacial period when ice covered much of the lands to the north. Its waters have served Native American canoes, early explorer’s craft, cargo steamships, log drives pulled by tugboats, and today, recreational craft of every kind.