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Coeur d'Alene Lake

Coeur d'Alene, ID
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Beautiful and refreshing

I am currently training for a half ironman, the CDA lake, while brisk, has been a great place for... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Ariel P
Boise, Idaho, United States
via mobile
very pretty

First time here this past weekend. Glad it was a nice day out. Nice and quiet. Got to walk the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Coeur d'Alene, ID
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I am currently training for a half ironman, the CDA lake, while brisk, has been a great place for open water swim practice along the shore close to the resort. Wet suits are needed!

Thank Ariel P
Reviewed 3 days ago

First time here this past weekend. Glad it was a nice day out. Nice and quiet. Got to walk the boardwalk. I live in Washington but would come back out. Be advised, there is parking there, but its pay to park, $1/hr. (That's nothing compared...More

Thank dgnldy
Reviewed 3 days ago

Booked a boat with Jeff of Fins and Feathers and had a blast. Jeff put us on some good fish. The Lake did her job of providing a great source for recreation. If you want to fish or water ski etc... Lake Coeur dAlene is...More

Thank Ike M
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you've never been here before take the 90 minute lake cruise, it is $25.00 for adults and $22.50 for seniors. The captain was also the cruise moderator and very good of giving you some very interesting history of some of the homes on the...More

Thank bostonrl
Reviewed 1 week ago

Coeur d' Alene lake is absolutely beautiful, at least during the summer when I visited. The water is clear and clean, and the beaches are nice and sandy. There are bathrooms, a snack shack, volleyball nets, a dock, and a place to rent Kay's and...More

Thank Ramiella H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been boating, fishing and swimming in/on Lake CdA for 13 years. I love heading to a small county beach and dock near my home on a hot summer day to cool of and visit with other locals.

Thank eastsidegem
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm not too sure what I can say about a lake I've now driven by twice and got closer to once, last year. It's huge. It's pretty.

Thank DeHypnotist
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful setting and scenic views. Walk along the beach and enjoy! There is public access near the Coeur d'alene resort.

Thank TeG85
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Coeur d' Alene is one of the most beautiful lakes in the country. Plenty of sports activities, fishing, sailing, Float plane rides skiing etc. Very much a family place

Thank Ghostrider5408
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful, crystal clear lake with boating, it was too cold to know if waterskiing is allowed, and plenty of mountains with hiking trails and lovely views.

Thank mapaeck
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So I'm taking my girlfriend for a weekend in Coeur d'Alene and am wanting to propose. But have made the mistake that I don't know the area at all. Are there any decent beaches that are secluded with public access or similar areas? Thanks in advance!
28 May 2016|
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Response from Brian G | Reviewed this property |
Take the low trail to the west around tubs hill. You will find a beach at the southern most point. This location is nearby downtown CDA.
Where can I find prices and descriptions of boat tours?
1 May 2016|
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Response from TeresaT T | Reviewed this property |
Northwest Lake Coeur d'Alene Scenic Cruises. My friend had a Groupon coupon two for one! Depending on the time of year you go, cruises (90 minutes) May through September were at: 12:30 or 2:30. There's a 4:30pm in... More