Located forty-five miles north of Coeur d'Alene,
Idaho on U.S. Highway 95, Sandpoint is a quaint
community of about 8,000. Nestled on the shores
of Lake Pend Oreille and surrounded by three
majestic mountain ranges, Sandpoint is the ideal
place to call home.
Lake Pend Oreille, Idaho’s largest lake,
occupies an area of over 180 square miles and is
unrivalled in beauty. Schweitzer Mountain is a
premier ski destination, covering 2,500 acres
and boasting some of the best skiing and
boarding in the West. Besides larger-than-life
scenery, Sandpoint is a thriving arts community
populated with friendly people who love to live
Snow-filled winters thrill downhill and Nordic
skiers, snowboarders, snowmobilers, winter
campers, climbers and ice skaters alike.
Schweitzer Mountain resort boasts some of the
best skiing and boarding in the Northwest, and
is only an easy eleven-mile drive from downtown.
Summers are warm and sunny with long daylight
hours. Lake Pend Oreille's one hundred eleven
miles of shoreline make it the fifth largest
lake in the Western United States and an endless
source of summer fun.
Swim, go for a boat ride, parasail, water ski,
play tennis or hoops, or simply sunbathe and
picnic at downtown City Beach. Kayakers love the
whitewater rivers and the lake itself. Fishermen
net giant Kamloops and Mackinaw trout all year
long, some of which exceed 30 pounds.
Several golf courses are within easy reach. The
closest is just two miles from downtown, the
well-kept, nine-hole Elks Golf Course featuring
its new clubhouse on Highway 200. The next
closest, just 6 miles from Sandpoint, is the
world-class, Idaho Club Lake and Golf Retreat.
With 18 holes of Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf, the Idaho Club is
establishing itself as a premier destination.
Whichever activity you choose, summer or winter,
spring or fall, you’ll love it in Sandpoint.
Just ask a local what’s going on or check the
community links page to learn more.