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AKA: Hayden Reservoir

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Hayden Lake, ID

Located in the Upper Spokane Basin, Hayden Lake is a 3,800-acre lake with over 40 miles of shoreline. This popular fishing lake offers anglers the opportunity to fish for both cold-water and warm-water fish species.

Salmon, trout, northern pike, sunfish, crappie, perch and bass all reside here in Hayden Reservoir. Rainbow trout and kokanee are stocked here with regularity. Located in the northwest corner of the state, just west of Coeur d'Alene National Forest, this is a great destination for water sports, fishing and vacationing. The lake is at an elevation 2,240 feet above sea level and provides the opportunity for ice fishing when there is safe ice, during winter months. The north end of the lake can be good for northern pike through the ice. Boat launch ramps are available for launching pleasure and fishing boats with no motor HP restrictions. Camping, lodging, marina services, restaurants and shopping are all handy to enhance your stay.

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What to fish for...

Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, black crappie, rainbow trout, cutthroat trout, bluegill, pumpkinseed sunfish, yellow perch, kokanee salmon and northern pike at Hayden Lake in Idaho.

Primary fish species residing in Hayden Lake

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Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Black crappie Rainbow trout Cutthroat trout Bluegill Pumpkinseed Sunfish Yellow Perch Kokanee salmon Northern pike

Hayden Lake Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: NEARBY
Bait & Tackle: NEARBY
Restaurant: YES

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Fishing Boat Rentals

Hayden Lake Marina
Rentals: Fishing boats and pontoon boats
208 762-0181

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Hayden Lake Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest corner of the lake, off E Honeysuckle Avenue, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Sportsman Park Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest section of the lake, off N Sportsman Park Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.


Hayden Lake Marina
3830 E Hayden Lake Rd
Hayden Lake, ID 83835
208 762-0181

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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Mokins Bay Campground - 208 765-7233

Alpine Country Store & RV Park - 208 772-4305

River Walk RV Park - 208 765-5943

Lodging Nearby

Tamarack RV Park & Vacation Cabins - 208 664-3087

Triple Play Resort Hotel & Suites - 208 772-7900

Rodeway Inn - 208 762-0140

The Cabin at the Lake - 509 990-3733

Starling Lake House - 855 910-9933

Hayden Lake ID Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

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Contact Information

Hayden Lake
Hayden Lake Marina
3830 E Hayden Lake Rd
Hayden Lake, ID 83835
208 762-018


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Hayden Lake in Idaho.

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Hayden Lake is an ideal destination for salmon, trout, northern pike, sunfish, crappie, perch and bass fishing in northwest Idaho.

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