Located approximately 75 miles north of Coeur d'Alene, in the mountain region of North Idaho, Priest Lake offers a wealth of year-round recreational opportunities in one of the most pristine settings in the West. The lake system, accessible from Priest River via Highway 57, is 25 miles long. It actually consists of two lakes joined by a 2-mile long slow-moving river known as the Thoroughfare.
The area boasts 80 miles of shoreline and has many excellent accesses and beaches for swimming, picnics, and various boating sports. But among the favorite sports is fishing for Mackinaw. For more information about fishing at Priest Lake, read this article by ESPN outdoors.