Round Lake State Park

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Round Lake State Park

Idaho

(208) 263-3489

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Overview

Round Lake State Park is situated in 142 acres of forest surrounding a 58-acre lake at an elevation of 2,122 feet. The lake is the product of glacial activity dating back to the Pleistocene Epoch.

Flocks of Canada geese pass over towering pine, hemlock and larch as osprey plunge to the lake for trout or perch. Robins and raven inspect the campgrounds while a lake breeze carries campfire smoke up through the canopy of ponderosa, western red cedar and paper birch.

Close to shore, turtles and frogs, beaver and muskrat dart about for food amid the reeds and grasses, red alder, skunk cabbage and water lilies.

Along one of three trails, hikers find beaver lodges, dams and ponds and, often, glimpse a resident moose. With an afternoon breeze stirring the lake's waters, trout jump after insects as grebe dive under ripples and water ouzel dance on logs.

Echoing across the lake is a strange chorus of bullfrog and duck calls, red-winged blackbird screeches, odd splashes and plops, and the sound of children playing on the beach.

The Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation manages 30 state parks. They also run the registration program for snowmobiles, boats and off-highway vehicles. Money from registrations and other sources goes to develop and maintain trails, facilities and programs statewide for the people who use those vehicles. The agency manages a series of outdoor recreation grant programs that provide facilities and services to a wide variety of recreationists and the local governmental and nongovernmental organizations that serve them.

Map of Round Lake (ID)

Latitude, Longitude: 48.162021, -116.637597

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Activities

  • Boating

    Ramp available for use. Electric only.

  • Camping

    24' trailers or less , Firewood, Showers , Flush Toilets , Group Day-Use Shelter , Dump Station

  • Fishing

    Great fishing opportunities available.

  • Hiking

    There are great trails for hiking as well as guided nature walks.

  • Historic Sites

    Bonner County Historical Museum is located nearby.

  • Water Sports

    Guided Walks , Programs , Ed. Center

  • Winter Sports

    Cross Country Skiing , Ice Fishing , Ice Skating

Directions

Driving

Located 10 mi. S. of Sandpoint; 36 mi. N. of Coeur d'Alene, From Coeur d'Alene travel N. on Hwy 95 approximately 34 miles, turn W. on Dufort Rd. From Sandpoint travel S. on Hwy 95 approximately 10 miles, turn W. on Dufort Rd.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(208) 263-3489

Campground reservations

(888) 922-6743

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