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Breathtakingly Beautiful Area

We stayed at the Sam Owen Campground and couldn't believe how spectacular this lake was. We wished we had more time to spend admiring the lake and the mountains. I almost hate... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
WIRescueGirl54891
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Washburn, Wisconsin
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Washburn, Wisconsin
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed at the Sam Owen Campground and couldn't believe how spectacular this lake was. We wished we had more time to spend admiring the lake and the mountains. I almost hate writing a review, because I want to keep it a "hidden gem".

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Clarenville, NL
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50 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a gorgeous lake. Stayed in the Sam Owen campground and boated for 2 days. Visited several restaurants in the area, Garfield Bay was nice and boating into Sandpoint was unforgettable! Would go again for sure!

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Thank elevation02
Kennewick, Washington
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49 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've seen this lake in many seasons and it always make me just want to stop and soak up the scenery. I love trains... there are bridges that are for trains across this lake...seeing mega tons of brute force gliding across a lake is just fascinating to me. You can enjoy trains around the clock in this area!!! Back to... More 

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Utah
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63 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

This is a beautiful lake. We rented a home on the cliff overlooking the lake in Hope ID, we had views all around. Trees, flowers, birds chirping, beautiful and relaxing (with the exception of the trains going by, which can be a lot at certain times). We love the small town of Sandpoint, great shops, local restaurants. It reminds us... More 

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Hope, Idaho
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

This is a very large lake. The lake holds the world record for lake trout. The summer and early fall is great for skiing, sailing, kayaking and fishing. You can take a boat and travel to one of the restaurants on the lake have lunch and cruise the lake. In the winter you are only 30 to 40 minutes away... More 

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Farmington, Utah
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25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

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

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Arizona
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32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 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 

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Edmonton, Canada
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129 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 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 

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High River, Canada
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44 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 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.

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Sandpoint, Idaho
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114 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 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 

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