Day 1: Post Falls to Sandpoint
BASICS:DATE: SUNDAY, AUGUST 5th
DISTANCE: 69.75 Miles.
ELEVATION GAIN: + 2,440 ft.
ELEVATION: 2,096 ft
Avg Rain Fall August: 1.1”
Avg High August: 82 degrees
Avg Low August: 49 degrees
Leaving Post Falls, the first town we pass through is Spirit Lake, perched in a beautiful lake front mountain setting, it is becoming a favorite destination for retirees and many others fleeing other urban areas, especially on the Pacific coast. There is plenty to do and the summer climate is particularly pleasant and fresh. The next town we pass through is Sagle, an unincorporated town just south of Sandpoint, connected by a two mile bridge that crosses the Pend Oreille River.
br>Sandpoint, our overnight destination, lies on the shores of Idaho's largest lake, 43-mile-long Lake Pend Oreille, and is surrounded by three major mountain ranges, the Selkirk, Cabinet and Bitterroot ranges. It is home to Schweitzer Mountain Resort, Idaho's largest ski resort, and is on the International Selkirk Loop and two National Scenic Byways (Wild Horse Trail and Pend Oreille Scenic Byway). Among other distinctions awarded by national media in the past decade, in 2011 Sandpoint was named the nation's "Most Beautiful Small Town" by Rand McNally and USA Today. Sandpoint's major economic contributors include forest products, light manufacturing, tourism, recreation and government services.
Campsite: Sandpoint City Beach ParkWe will be camping at Sandpoint City Beach Park, a lake front park featuring a sandy beach with magnificent views down Lake Pend Oreille. Here you can enjoy swimming, beach lounging, and volleyball on one of the three sand courts, or an easy stroll to downtown. There are many other fun activities including kayaking, paddle boarding, float plane rides, and lake excursion rides.
ActivitiesAction Water Sports
Boat Rental Service
LodgingTransportation is your responsibility when booking accommodations away from camp.
La Quinta Inn Sandpoint
415 Cedar St, Sandpoint, ID 83864
Phone: (208) 263-9581
807 N. 5th Ave., Sandpoint, ID 83864
Phone: (208) 263-2111
501 N 4th Ave, Sandpoint, ID 83864
Phone: (208) 263-3441
Best Western Edgewater Resort
56 Bridge St, Sandpoint, ID 83864
Phone: (208) 263-3194
The Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce
1202 N Fifth Ave