Lake Guide 2018

Photo of competitive swimmer during the Long Bridge Swim in Sandpoint Idaho.

2018 Lake Events Guide for the Inland Northwest

Summers in the Inland Northwest are unparalleled, and as the temperature continues to rise, there is no better place to be than on the water. Boasting a plethora of lakes, rivers, and reservoirs, we have it made—especially when it comes to outdoor recreation events. Hayden Triathlon (July 14, Hayden, Idaho) Beginning on Honeysuckle Beach in …

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Best Paddling & Swimming Lakes in Eastern Washington and North Idaho

Flatwater beckons you to break its glassy surface with swimming strokes or kayak bows and paddles. Check out these 13 lake destinations for their great paddling and swimming waters. Note: Discover Pass required for all Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife boat launch sites. Idaho requires an annual State Parks Passport, which covers entry and …

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Beyond Swimming: Lake Fun for Kids Without Getting Wet

Refreshingly chilly is a good way to describe our regional lakes. Many are snowmelt-fed and deep, though some—even large lakes like Priest and Pend Oreille—feel pleasantly warmer by July. When you’re not swimming or cruising in a boat, and it’s time for beach-based and flatwater, stay-dry activities, here are ways to combine physical activity and …

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