Fishing At Priest Lake
AKA: Priest Reservoir
Fishing for smallmouth bass, cutthroat trout, lake trout, bluegill, pumpkinseed sunfish, yellow perch and kokanee salmon at Priest Lake in Idaho.
Nestled in a beautiful high-mountain setting, Priest Lake is a 23,000-acre lake providing fishing opportunities for bass, trout, bluegill, sunfish, perch and salmon. This appealing gem is located in the upper northern section of Idaho, one mile east of Nordman. Much of the 80 miles of shoreline is surrounded by roadways providing access to multiple places to fish from the bank or launch a canoe or kayak. The lake has no HP restrictions for pleasure or fishing boats and numerous boat launch ramps facilitate boating access. Rental boats are also available. Much of the lake is lined with boat docks, a favorite hangout for bass, crappie and sunfish. Marinas, camping, shopping and a variety of eating establishments are at the lake or very close by. Setting at an elevation of 2,440 feet above sea level, the lake offers year-round fishing including ice fishing in winter any time there is safe ice.
Primary fish species residing in Priest Lake
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Priest Lake Amenities
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby
Beaver Creek Campground - 208 443-1801
Priest Lake State Park Campground - 208 443-2200
Osprey Campground - 208 443-3340
Outlet at Priest Lake Campground - 208 443-8053
Inn At Priest Lake - 208 443-2447
Elkins Resort On Priest Lake - 208 443-2432
Grandview Resort - 208 443-2433
Blue Diamond Marina and Resort - 208 443-2240
Priest Lake ID Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
Priest Lake Marina & Resort
6515 W Lakeshore Rd
Priest River, ID 83856
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Priest Lake provides opportunities for bass, trout, bluegill, sunfish, perch and salmon fishing in northern Idaho.