Round Lake State Park is situated in 142 acres of forest surrounding a 58-acre lake at an elevation of 2,122 feet. The lake is the product of glacial activity dating back to the Pleistocene Epoch.
Flocks of Canada geese pass over towering pine, hemlock and larch as osprey plunge to the lake for trout or perch. Robins and raven inspect the campgrounds while a lake breeze carries campfire smoke up through the canopy of ponderosa, western red cedar and paper birch.
Close to shore, turtles and frogs, beaver and muskrat dart about for food amid the reeds and grasses, red alder, skunk cabbage and water lilies.
Along one of three trails, hikers find beaver lodges, dams and ponds and, often, glimpse a resident moose. With an afternoon breeze stirring the lake's waters, trout jump after insects as grebe dive under ripples and water ouzel dance on logs.
Echoing across the lake is a strange chorus of bullfrog and duck calls, red-winged blackbird screeches, odd splashes and plops, and the sound of children playing on the beach.
Northern Idaho, 10 mi. S. of Sandpoint
Located 10 mi S of Sandpoint; 36 mi N of Coeur d'Alene, From CDA travel N on Hwy 95 appx 34 miles, turn W on Dufort Rd
From Sandpoint: S on Hwy 95 appx 10 mi, W on Dufort Rd
$5 per vehicle / day; separate camping fees
Boating Facilities, Campsites, Dump Station, Gift Shop, Restrooms, Vault Toilets