Coeur d'Alene Lake

Quick Facts

Coeur d'Alene Lake


(208) 769-5000


Things To Do


The Coeur d'Alene Field Office offers visitors unique and outstanding scenic, cultural and geologic values. This popular tourist destination features special places that allow visitors to step back in time to explore historical mine sites or discover spectacular vistas in many beautiful areas. From the stunning shorelines of Lake Coeur d'Alene, the spectacular bald eagle viewing at Mineral Ridge and Wolf Lodge Bay, unique wetland habitat of Gamlin Lake, and the historical significance of the Pulaski Tunnel Site, the Coeur d'Alene Field Office includes a variety of unique and scenic opportunities for visitors to explore.

Glacially-formed Lake Coeur d' Alene extends over 26 miles long and has more than 100 miles of shoreline. Breath-taking vistas and unique wildlife viewing attract visitors to this Idaho treasure. Bird-watching enthusiasts are likely to catch a glimpse of unique birds. Lake Coeur d'Alene hosts the largest nesting population of osprey in the western United States. Several BLM recreation sites are located along the shores of Coeur d'Alene Lake including Mineral Ridge Scenic Area, Beauty Bay, and Wallace Forest Conservation Area (Blue Creek Bay).

Map of Coeur d'Alene Lake

Latitude, Longitude: 47.647414, -116.718410



  • Boating

    The lake offers great boating.

  • Auto/Motorcycle

    Explore the lake by car, RV or motorcycle.

  • Camping

    There are several BLM lands around the lake that offer camping.

  • Fishing

    Great fishing on the lake by boat or from shore.

  • Hiking

    There are several areas around the lake with great hikes that offer wonderful views of the lake.

  • Hunting

    Hunting is allowed in designated areas around the lake.

  • Picnicking

    Many picnic areas around the lake make for a great place to stop for a bite.

  • Water Sports

    The lake offers a variety of water sports including boating, fishing and swimming.

Phone Numbers


(208) 769-5000