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View looking down a ramp to a dock on a lake.

Adventure In McCall: Central Idaho’s Epic Mountain Town

The mountain town of McCall is an outdoor recreation & adventure destination located less in central Idaho, between Coeur d’Alene and Boise.

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Photo by S. Michael Bennett.

8 Adventures on Lake Pend Oreille

One of the deepest lakes in North America, Lake Pend Oreille in northern Idaho is great for fishing, camping, sailing, boating, and more.

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Sandy beach on an island in Priest Lake.

31 Ways to Explore Inland NW Lakes

OTO writers share their ideas for recreation, adventure, and simply enjoying time at any lake in the Inland Northwest.

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Bike loading with gear parked near Fishtrap Lake.

Bikepack Fishing at Inland Northwest Lakes

Pack your rod and ride! Destinations for fishing and camping to create your own bikepacking route to one or more small lakes.

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Cube Iron Roadless Area - view from summit rocks looking over the valley wilderness.

Adventure Inspiration: 34 Summer Trip Ideas

Our friends in the Inland NW outdoors community share their go-to adventures. Get inspired to explore someplace new this summer.

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Hands holding a long rainbow trout.

Know What Fish Species can Be Found In Local Lakes and Rivers

Which fish species to expect to find at Lake Spokane and the Spokane River, and—in North Idaho—at Fernan, Cocolalla, Round, and Shepherd Lakes.

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Woman holding a rainbow trout with one hand, with her fly fishing net in her other hand, while wading in the North Fork of the Coeur d'Alene River.

Know Local Fishing Regulations Before You Go

Be sure you know the specific rules for the state and waterway where you plan — easily-accessible resources make it simple to learn.

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Three rainbow trout in a fishing net.

Free Fishing Weekend in Washington: June 12-13

Every first weekend in June, WDFW hosts Free Fishing Weekend to encourage first-timers to experience the sport.

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Man holding Black Crappie fish and smiling at the camera.

Fishing Close to Home in Spokane & North Idaho

8 destinations near Spokane, Coeur d’Alene, and Sandpoint: drive less, fish longer, and take advantage of the longer daylight hours.

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Man holding a redband trout with two hands, one hand under the belly and another at the tail.

Fly Fishing & Catching Your First Redband Trout

Advice on how to fly fish on the Spokane River from Spokane Tribe Fish Biologist Conor Giorgi and Silver Bow Fly Shop Owner Sean Visintainer

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