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 approximately 22 miles, go E. on Dickensheet Rd to Dickensheet Unit. Continue N. on Cavanaugh Bay Rd approximately 17 mi. to Indian Creek Unit. Continue approximately 9 miles. N. to Lionhead Unit.
See location map below.
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