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Sandpoint and North Idaho Activities & Recreation

Fishing - Ice fishing is a popular activity on Lake Pend Oreille. You can purchase your fishing license at any local sporting outfitter store, and set up your shack.

Snowmobiling - You can take a guided tour at the top of Schweitzer Mountain Resort and go all the way to Priest River (Approx. 30 miles). Click Here to learn more about one of these tours. Additionally, there is a local snowmobiling club in Priest River. Click Here to get more information about the Priest River Snowmobiling club.

Snowshoe/Cross Country Ski - Whether you want to snowshoe or cross country ski, there are lots of choices: (Click on any below for their website)

Schweitzer Mountain Resort - is an easy 11 miles from downtown Sandpoint. This winter and summer destination has spectacular views of Lake Pend Oreille and the surrounding mountain ranges. In winter, ski and snowboard through the 2,500 acres of accessible terrain. In summer, there is hiking, mountain biking, huckleberry picking, paintballing, disc golf, horseback riding and scenic chairlift rides. Schweitzer also rents out equipment for visitors. Click Here to see the resort's website and learn more about the Inland Northwest's largest ski resort.

Sleigh Rides - Western Pleasure Guest Ranch, 16 miles northeast of Sandpoint, Idaho, offers sleigh rides in a rural setting for groups and couples. Call 208.263.9066 for more information. Click Here to visit their website.

To learn more about the general winter recreation North Idaho and Sandpoint has to offer, Click Here

Sandpoint and North Idaho Summer/Fall Activities & Recreation

Public Boat Launches - There are numerous public boat launches in Sandpoint, including Sandpoint City Beach, Memorial Field, Hope, the Mud Hole in Priest River and Sunnyside Recreation Area.

Beaches and public swimming areas - Lake Pend Oreille's Shores consist of lot's of public, community and private beaches. For public swimming locations on Lake Pend Oreille and other bodies of water, Click Here to send us an email.

Lake Pend Oreille - is Idaho's largest and deepest lake, with 111 miles of shoreline, fantastic scenery, big fish and lots of stuff to do. Some recreation ideas include fishing, boating, waterskiing and wakeboarding, walks, wildlife watching, boat tours, and sailing.

Hiking - Sandpoint has thousands of acres accessible for hiking. Click Here for more information on Sandpoint area trails.

National Forests - There are three national forests in the North Idaho Panhandle; the Idaho Panhandle, Colville and Kootenai. Each are easy accessible from Sandpoint, Idaho for hiking, hunting, camping and many other recreation possibilities. Click Here for the Idaho Panhandle National Forests visitor and recreation website.

Camping -

Golf - Six area golf courses are within easy reach of Sandpoint, including three 18-hole layouts - one with a bonus 19th hole - and three nine hole courses. The following are listed in order with the closest course to Sandpoint listed first:

  • Sandpoint Elks: 9- hole course just two miles from downtown on Highway 200. 208.263.4321
  • Idaho Club: 18 holes championship course 8 miles east of Sandpoint on Highway 200 at the Pack River Delta on Lake Pend Oreille. Click Here for The Idaho Club's website and more information on the renowned course, the clubhouse and all its amenities.
  • The Ranch Golf Course: 9-Hole course just west of the city of Priest River on Highway 2. 208.448.1731
  • Stoneridge Golf Course: 19-hole golf course in Blanchard 12 miles south of Oldtown on Highway 41. Click Here for the courses website and more information on the course and all that this golf and recreation community has to offer.
  • Mirror Lake: 9-hole course in Bonners Ferry on Highway 95 with two sets of tees to make 18 holes. 208.267.5314
  • Priest Lake Golf Course: 18-hole course just west of Priest Lake off Highway 57 on Lamb Creek
  • Rimrock Golf Course: 9-hole course located 30 minutes north of Sandpoint on Highway 95 with driving range.

Silverwood Theme Park and Boulder Beach Water Park - the Pacific Northwest's largest theme park with over 60 rides and attractions. Click here for more information on Silverwood Theme Park.

Exercise Centers - Sandpoint area has a variety of health clubs to choose from, including the largest and most complete, Sandpoint West Athletic Club, located on Pine Street. Click Here to see the club's' website and more about its programs, pool schedule and other information. Click Here for information about Sandpoint's newest exercise center, Natural Fitness.

Farmers Markets - The Farmers Market is where local farmers and merchants sell organic fruits, vegetables, breads and homemade goods. Local Entertainment is offered each week. Hours of operation are Wednesday afternoons and Saturdays from 9am to 1pm.

The downtown Sandpoint merchants offer a wide variety of items including home made lotions at Pack River potions, Coldwater Creek merchandise, T-shirts and specialty items.

Selkirk MLS in Sandpoint, ID
CENTURY 21 RiverStone
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Sandpoint, ID 83864
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