“Priest Lake is Idaho’s Crown Jewel…it sits right at the top of Idaho; what better way to cap it off.” Rich
Lindsey—Priest Lake Fishing Guide
Priest Lake is the least developed of northern Idaho’s three big lakes and the closest of the group to the Canadian border. Ten thousand years ago glaciers carved a path through what is now the Idaho panhandle and the lake formed in the glacial moraine. Later, volcanic eruptions helped mold the landscape of the one-hundred-square-mile lake basin.
The lake itself is about twenty-five miles long and includes a large lower lake and a smaller, pristine upper lake. They are connected by a stunning two-mile-long waterway called the Thorofare.