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Nature's most beautiful lake

Fishing, water skiing, Such an incredible beautiful lake. Sunrise, sunset and everything in between.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 10, 2015
Farmington, Utah
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Farmington, Utah
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25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Fishing, water skiing, Such an incredible beautiful lake. Sunrise, sunset and everything in between.

Thank PeppersPonderings
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32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Surrounded by beautiful forests of Ponderosa pine and wildlife, Pend Oreille is the largest lake in Idaho. We were there last August when it was was pretty hot and the lake is visited by locals and visitors. You can enjoy sailing, jetskiing, paddle boards, waterboarding/skiing. If you are not into sports, you can just lazily lay on the lake's sandy... More 

Thank Cris S
Edmonton, Canada
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102 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Scenic, large, warm lake. This lake, with over 400KM of shoreline. is a great destination. We came as a group and spent many days playing in the water. The lake is big enough that we never felt crowded by other boats. As a group we like to ski as opposed to wake board. Skiing on the lake can be tricky.... More 

Thank Bernard E
High River, Canada
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33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Beyondhoperesort for R.V.ers is a surprise in the number of deer who visit each night in your campsite.

Thank RetiredCanadian118
Sandpoint, Idaho
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101 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This is the biggest lake, along with Flathead, in the Idaho/Montana Panhandle area. It's location in the heart of the mountains and scenic beauty are simply awesome. Unlike Flathead, Pend Oreille lake is thousands of feet deep, so the fishing scene is quite different. There are several good marinas on the lake. The best place to view the lake is... More 

Thank Chip L
Seattle, Washington
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55 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Came to Lake Pend Oreille with the family as part of a family vacation to Athol. We were spending most of our time at Silverwood, but decided one day to take it easy and just spend some time outdoors enjoying the beautiful weather. We decided to spend the day at Lake Pend Oreille for a picnic and swimming in the... More 

Thank Bodhi88
Bellingham, Washington
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143 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

One of the largest and deepest lakes in USA. It has everything for outdoor enthusiasts or those that want to kick back and enjoy a small or no town environment. We have skied here and just enjoyed a great summer week on the lake. There is hiking, biking, boating, and a great amusement park nearby. It has much to do... More 

Thank lopezbiker
Columbia, Missouri
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78 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

It is a wonderful place to see. It is huge and has lots of places to check out. The water walks, wild life can be found. Hard to see the mountains due the amount of smoke in the air due to fires in the west.

Thank heeler_girl2014
Bend, Oregon
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197 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

I'm speechless! That's how beautiful this lake is. Absolutely huge. Lots of moored boats. Sandpoint is the largest shoreline city which offers beaches, restaurants, lake view restaurants, lake cruises, and parks. And only about 60 miles from Canada, and and hour and a half drive from Spokane Valley, WA.

Thank Amber A
Bowie, MD
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371 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Stayed there an entire week, and we had a fishing charter. Lake is 43 miles long, 6 miles wide, and over 1000 feet deep in the center. Loved the scenery, water & mountains everywhere, clear, blue, peaceful. Stayed in Hope. Sandpoint is right on the lake also.

Thank tlhjar

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