Lake Coeur d'Alene Literature

Nestled in the embrace of the scenic Idaho Panhandle, Lake Coeur d’Alene (French for “Lake of the Heart of the Awl”) is a breathtaking freshwater gem offering something for everyone.

Books about Lake Couer d’Alene:

Lake Coeur d’Alene Safety Book: The Essential Lake Safety Guide For Children

Lake Coeur d’Alene Fun Book: A Fun and Educational Book About Lake Coeur d’Alene

Lake Coeur d’Alene Water Safety Coloring Book

Lake Coeur d’Alene Vacation Super Coloring Book

Lake Coeur d’Alene Paddleboarding: A Guide To Flat Water Stand Up Paddling



Location: North Idaho, USA

Size: 33,000 acres (134 km²)

Depth: Maximum depth: 493 ft (150 m)

Activities: Boating, fishing, swimming, hiking, biking, golfing, shopping, dining, and more!

Things to do at Lake Coeur d’Alene:

  • Hit the water: The pristine waters are a haven for boating enthusiasts. Explore the lake by motorboat, kayak, canoe, or paddleboard, taking in the stunning scenery and keeping an eye out for bald eagles soaring overhead.
  • Cast a line: Anglers of all skill levels will find Lake Coeur d’Alene a fisherman’s paradise. The lake boasts a diverse population of fish species, including rainbow trout, kokanee salmon, lake trout, and smallmouth bass.
  • Take a dip: Several public beaches, like Independence Point and Higgens Point, offer designated swimming areas where you can cool off on a warm summer day.
  • Explore the trails: Lace up your hiking boots and embark on an adventure on one of the many trails surrounding the lake. Tubbs Hill offers a short but scenic hike with panoramic views, while the Canfield Mountain Trail provides a more challenging trek with stunning vistas.
  • Hit the road (or path): Rent a bike and explore the miles of paved trails around the lake, or take a scenic drive along the Coeur d’Alene Parkway for breathtaking views.
  • Tee off: Golf enthusiasts can enjoy a round at one of the many championship golf courses in the area, offering stunning lake and mountain views.
  • Shop and dine: The city of Coeur d’Alene offers a variety of shops and restaurants to cater to all tastes and budgets. Explore the unique boutiques downtown, or enjoy a delicious meal overlooking the lake at one of the waterfront restaurants.

Festivals and Events:

Throughout the year, Lake Coeur d’Alene comes alive with various festivals and events, including:

  • Coeur d’Alene Resort Boat Show (April)
  • Art on the Green (July)
  • Festival at Sandpoint (August)
  • Coeur d’Alene Fall Festival (September)
  • Light Up Coeur d’Alene (November-December)

Whether you’re seeking adventure, relaxation, or a bit of everything, Lake Coeur d’Alene offers an unforgettable experience for all.

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