Lots to Do and See in North Idaho


Hikes & Boating


Canoe or Kayak: Canoe or kayak into Canada from downtown Bonners Ferry. Or, start from the Montana Border and linger through a 2 day class 1&2 into Canada. One hundred and twenty miles of unbroken river takes you through gorgeous winding wilderness, shoreline otters, and wonderful solitude. A very quiet river. Check local authorities for reports

Hiking Trails. Hundreds of miles of forest and trails meander throughout North Idaho. Visit waterfalls, lakes and hidden valleys. Visit the Forest Service Station in Bonners for maps.

Snowcreek Falls, Naples, Idaho. Directions: Go north from Sandpoint on Highway 95 to Naples. Turn left on the old highway 95 and go about 5 miles, passing the Deep Creek Inn. You will cross a railroad crossing, keep following the road until you see a brown Forest Service sign on the right hand side of the road. Turn left off of the old highway 95 and follow the road until it turns to dirt and forms a Y intersection. Take forest service road 402, on the left going up the hill for about 2 miles. There is no definite parking lot, just a pull out near the trail head. (I attached a picture of it). It's beautiful and about a mile hike to the lower and upper falls.


Copper Falls: 1 mile South of Eastport (Canadian Border). Easy mile hike on groomed trail to the falls.





Kootenai Falls and Swinging Bridge

A must experience about 20 miles from Blue Lake. Cross the bridge and enjoy the views. Easy hike off the highway.

Roman Nose Lakes

Deep hikes into the Selkirk Mountains. Home of Grizzlies and Caribou (Reindeer). Beautiful hikes to three alpine lakes. Or you can just drive up as far as you can. Beautiful...

 Easy Geocache (GPS) Treasure Hunts within 12 miles of Blue Lake. These drives/hikes will take you off the beaten path to beautiful areas and outstanding views in our area. If you are not familiar in this popular adult activity, visit www.geocaching.com to learn more.

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 Farmers Market. May-Oct, Bonners Ferry. I lively little market right downtown, full of goodies and food. Meet the locals and other tourists at this locals favorite weekly event!

 Hunting & Fishing
  • Kootenai River: This river holds the STATE RECORD RAINBOW TROUT at 33.1 LBS. It was was caught in 1998.
  • Blue Lake: We have big trout and bass! We require barbless hooks or snapping them off your hooks. All fish are catch and release, including the catfish. You do not need a fishing license at Blue Lake.
  • Robinson Lake
  • Brush Lake
  • Smith Lake: Catching trout on worms
  • McCarthy Lake
  • Samuels Lake


Wildlife at Blue Lake: White-tailed deer, moose, elk, Caribou, bald eagles, painted turtles, Blue Heron, Ducks, Geese, Frogs, Pileated Woodpecker (Woody Woodpecker), Fisherking birds and Buffelhead Ducks (both water divers and entertaining to watch. Muskrat, all types of small birds.

Bufflehead Ducks & Turtles





  • Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge. This 2,774 acre refuge provides resting and feeding habitat for migrating water fowl such as American Widgeons, Tundra Swans, Osprey and Bald Eagles in the spring - Northern Harries, Red-Tailed Hawks and many other forms of wild life. The viewing route is approximately 4 miles, accessible by car, biking or hiking. Open to visitors daily, office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Phone: (208) 267-3888.

Bonners Ferry Attractions

Kootenai River Inn and Casino. Open 24-hours a day, the Casino sits on the Kootenai River and is walking distance to downtown Bonners Ferry. It has nearly 500 machines with massive progressive Jackpots. Take advantage of the Spa and and eat at their spectacular restaurant overlooking the river.

Mirror Lake Golf Course is surrounded by beautiful scenery and features a 9-hole course and driving range. Open April-Nov.

Heritage Museum, Bonner Ferry. Explore area history at the Heritage Museum. (Seasonal) Call 406-293-7521 for more information.


Bonners Ferry

    • Kootenai River Run, June 14th, 2008
    • Fourth of July Parade, July 4th
    • Crazy Daze July 11-12
    • Boundary County Fair, August 12-17
    • Canine Caper 5k Run w/Dogs, May 7th, 2009
    • Event Calender. Click to link

6th Annual Kootenai River Ride, September 13th. Bonners Ferry. Enjoy the fall view as you pedal your bike along the great Kootenai River and travel to all the Boundary County Locations. All routes are paved and full of spectacular scenery with the potential to view wildlife, waterfowl and Myrtle Creek Water Fall (10 minute walk).

Sandpoint: Calendar of Events: Click to link

Area & RV Links

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Check out our video on YouTube!
It has some great shots of the Resort & the area surrounding Blue Lake.

2014 release of Our Blog documenting the entire daunting remodeling and building of Blue LakeRV Resort when we bought it, in the winter of 2009. http://bluelakervresort.com/buildout.htm

Sandpoint, Idaho

Sandpoint, Idaho

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