Priest Lake State Park lies just 30 miles from the Canadian Border, nestled deep below the crest of the Selkirk Mountains. Surrounded by the natural beauty of Northern Idaho and mile-high mountains, Priest Lake State Park sits along the eastern shores of Priest Lake, a 19-mile long, over 300 foot deep lake. Visitors to the park will enjoy the dense forests of cedar, fir and tamarack and will be able to observe the park's year round inhabitants such as the whitetail deer, black bear, moose and bald eagles. Noted for its extremely clear water, fed by streams cascading from the high Selkirk peaks, the main body of Priest Lake extends north south for 19 miles. A two-mile thoroughfare connects the main lake to the remote Upper Priest Lake that is accessible only by foot, mountain bike, or boat.


Northern Idaho, 33 mi. N. of Priest River


From Priest River travel N on Hwy 57 approx 22 mi, go E on Dickensheet Rd to Dickensheet Unit. Continue N on Cavanaugh Bay Rd approx 17 mi to Indian Creek Unit. Continue aprox 9 mi N to Lionhead Unit

Nearest City

Priest Lake

Street Address

314 Indian Creek Park Rd.
Coolin ID, 83821

Mailing Address

314 Indian Creek Park Rd.
Coolin ID, 83821


All Year


Off season hours September through the Thursday before Memorial Day Monday through Friday 8:00a.m. to 4:00p.m.


$5 per vehicle / day; separate camping fees; cabins available


Boating Facilities, Campsites, Dump Station, Fuel, Gift Shop, Handicap Access, Parking, Rental Equipment, Restrooms, Vault Toilets, Visitor Center

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