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Best kept a secret so it stays so beautiful and uncrowded. Clean, clear water. Spectacular all year... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2018
Hope, Idaho

Lake Pend Oreille (pronounced Ponderay) is beautiful and large. The fall colors were coming on and... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2018
Frank-Linda M
Meridian, Idaho
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Reviewed 29 October 2018

Best kept a secret so it stays so beautiful and uncrowded. Clean, clear water. Spectacular all year round, but our favorite time is July - September when the water is warm for swimming. Great fishing almost always.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JandLBeyondHope
Reviewed 23 October 2018

Lake Pend Oreille (pronounced Ponderay) is beautiful and large. The fall colors were coming on and added to the beauty.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Frank-Linda M
Reviewed 13 September 2018

This area is lovely and relatively uncrowded. Best time to come is for 4th of July, when it's warm enough to swim and the great fireworks display at night echoes booms back from the mountains.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank E3620LWloris
Reviewed 21 August 2018

We camped here at Sam Owen park for three days. Unfortunately it was fire season and a nearby fire at Cougar Mountain and others caused there to be a lot of smoke, so visibility was very limited at times. We loved the park, the area...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Spacecased
Reviewed 6 August 2018

What a great family trip, boating, tubing, and water skiing. My dad grew up in Sandpointe and this brought back so many awesome memories. The lake is gorgeous

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Amy N
Reviewed 6 August 2018

very close for a lot of trails, excellent restaurants close by. excellent boating rental options. nearby state forest park. the lakeview restaurant right on the marina is excellent, super nice staff and owners.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 654hariprasadp
Reviewed 14 July 2018

This Army Corps of Engineers campground is a very nice spot right on Lake Pend Oreille. The sites are best-suited for tents or small-to-medium rigs. We saw a larger one clip a tree and rip its canopy, before they gave up and left. Amenities include...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Diane M
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Very pretty. Comfortable boat. Interesting narrative. Bring a jacket as there can be wind and it can be cold, even when warm elsewhere.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank D8676BHjeanb
Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

This was my first trip to Lake Pend Oreille. I want to return. We stayed at Sleep Cabins on the lake in Sagle near the bridge with beautiful views of the mountains and the lake. Sandpoint has all of the restaurants, shops, and entertainment you...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Woodsdweller1
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Whether camping, boating, condo-ing or just driving by, Lake Pend O'Reille deserves its reputation as one of Idaho's if not the northwest's most beautiful lakes. My family has traveled to Hope, Idaho for thirty years (our boys have grown up on the lake) and its...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank brice3911
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Tommy B
11 September 2018|
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Response from Amy N | Reviewed this property |
The best time is the last week of September or first week of October
Susan W
6 June 2016|
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Response from Elisa D |
Sorry I read that wrong haha July is perfect for swimming!