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Jewels of the North

The lush landscape of North Idaho is the state’s lake country. It is home to Idaho’s inland seas, huge bodies of water whose basins were scoured and sculpted by glaciers. They are among the West’s most beautiful waters…Lake Coeur d’Alene, Priest Lake and Lake Pend Oreille, Idaho’s largest lake.

And it’s not just the lakes that give this green countryside a big splash of blue. Abundant rivers and streams flow over a kaleidoscope of terrains. They surge through forested mountains, narrow canyons and wide valleys.

In the far north the Kootenai River visits Idaho and returns to Canada. The Coeur d’Alene and St. Joe replenish the waters of Lake Coeur D’Alene. The Lochsa and the Selway merge to form the Clearwater River.

And just above the Clearwater are the rolling hills of the Palouse. In this area ancient winds carried and sculpted countless layers of fine soils to create an undulating landscape ideal for growing crops.