3 President’s Message Welcome to “IDAHO’S CROWN JEWEL”. “WOW!” - that says it all. What a beautiful place - a destination where memories are made, families reunite, and traditions begin. That’s what happened to my family over 50 years ago and here I am still a part of one of the most popular crystal clear lakes in the Northwest. I married my bride Arlina 46 years ago. We attended the Priest Lake Elementary school together, and we have raised six children, who gave us eight wonderful grandchildren. I hope your visit here will amaze you like it did my family, and I hope you will make PRIEST LAKE your tradition together with friends and family to build your unforgettable memories. Welcome to Priest Lake ......................... 3 A Tribute to Priest Lake......................... 4-6 Entree Gallery Celebrates 40 years ..... 7 Shopping ........................................... 8-10 Dining................................................ 11-13 Hiking and Snowmobile Trails App..... 16 Snowmobiling....................................... 18 Events for 2017-2018 ........................ 20-21 Lions Club.............................................. 22 Resorts, RVs, Marinas, Campgrounds and Services.......................................... 23 Priest Lake Map................................ 24-25 Business Directory............................ 26-28 Priest Lake Golf...................................... 31 Paddleboarding................................... 33 Museum and Heritage Series......... 36-37 Kayaking................................................ 39 Huckleberries ........................................ 41 Hiking Adventure .................................. 42 Lake Friends........................................... 43 L RIEST AKE P Idaho’sCrown Jewel Priest Lake Chamber of Commerce welcomesyou to CONTENTS Photo credits: Tom Holman, Cover The Priest Lake Visitors Guide depends on its contributors for the photos and articles we publish. ThankYou!! We sincerely appreciate your contribution. This is my ninth year working as the Coordinator of the Priest Lake Chamber of Commerce Visitor Guide. It has been an endeavor with many rewards. I have the pleasure of finding people who love Priest Lake and of asking them to share their adventures. The committee is very lucky to also have Maggie Drummond, our proofreader, and Carolyn Deshler, who organizes our calendar of events. Cindy Rebock has updated the dining and shopping section.Thanks to all who have helped to create this year’s visitor guide. Linda Clovis, our editor and publisher (Savvy Marketing in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho), enjoys this project as her family has many great memories at Priest Lake. We hope you will share a Visitor Guide (or two) with your friends for both our summer and winter activities. Remember, the lake and surrounds have a unique feel which is “Sensational in All Seasons.” Come and check us out! Teri Hill, Coordinator Visitor Guide 2017 The features that have kept us here all these years are the majestic landscapes, scents and colors of the native flora, wildlife, large and small, and the crystal clear waters and beautiful blue skies.THE LAKE has incredible sunrises, sunsets and the stunning scenery that laces its shorelines. I have found that there is nothing more breathtaking or refreshing than starting one’s day with one of those magnificent sunrises or ending it with a spectacular sunset. All of this is here to broaden our appreciation for nature. We take pride in developing our Priest Lake Visitor Guide to be as thorough as possible to reach all types of recreation users, directing you to the best facilities we have to offer. Inside you will find articles describing what makes PRIEST LAKE tick and direct you to some of our special locations whether it be hiking, biking or boating along with other popular activities. Your first visit here won’t allow enough time to take it all in, so keep a bucket list for your next adventure to THE LAKE, the first step to a popular tradition. I suggest you bring your camera to freeze your experiences in time. Thank you for being a part of our Priest Lake Family. Enjoy your visit, and we hope you will return. Tom Holman, President Priest Lake Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 174, Coolin, ID 83821 www.priestlake.org Visit our facebook page 888-774-3785