What to know about Lake Coeur d’Alene
Welcome to a waterfront playground. For those who love warm sunshine, deep blue water and scenic beauty, Lake Coeur d’Alene is one of summer’s finest destinations. With blue skies, long days and warm summer evenings, there’s no better place to be.
Lake Coeur d’Alene is perfect for boating, swimming, wakeboarding, paddle boarding, scenic cruises, kayaking and just soaking up the gorgeous Idaho sunshine. Waterfront trails, beaches and parks make for a wonderful escape.
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.
The Coeur d’Alene Resort Floating Boardwalk, completed in April 1985, is 3,300 feet long, 12 feet wide and 10 feet deep, with a 60-foot-long bridge on the west side. The boardwalk and 362-slip marina are built with 16,000 cedar logs, 28,000 pounds of spikes, 16,000 lag screws, 8,000 pounds of bolts, 500,000 board feet of lumber and 5 miles of bumper strips.
Enjoy your visit!