* Distances listed are direct linear distances, actual travel distance may be different.|
Blue Lake is located 5 miles SOUTH of Bonners Ferry, and 22 miles NORTH of Sandpoint. The website is http://www.bluelakervresort.com.|
We have a new clubhouse group facility, new bathhouse, dock, boat rentals, laundry and 40 RV sites. 14 of them are 50amp fullhookup pull-thrus, 3 huge super sites overlooking the lake, and another 20 partial hookup sites. We also have Civil War pole tents with wooden floors, log beds, wood stove and electricity.
We also have wireless internet, movie rentals, and sell propane too.
This area has tons of hiking, fishing, hunting and canoing/kayaking in the Kootenai River. The Kootenai Wildlife Refuge is 5 miles away and is great to hike around and see moose and bear. We have fishing and swimming in our 3 acre lake and have 2 huge Lakeside Firepits. There are tons of place to road bike and mountain bike.
The sites have BBQs, Firepits and Picnic Tables and we sell ice, wood, charcoal, pop, and snacks in vending machines.
We have a load of hiking in this area. Get a brochure at the Forest Service 5 miles away, or come to the office to get one.
Here are a couple of great hikes:
Snowcreek Falls, Naples, Idaho. Directions:
Go north from Sandpoint on Highway 95 to Naples. Turn left on the old highway 95 and go about 5 miles, passing the Deep Creek Inn. You will cross a railroad crossing, keep following the road until you see a brown Forest Service sign on the right hand side of the road. Turn left off of the old highway 95 and follow the road until it turns to dirt and forms a Y intersection. Take forest service road 402, on the left going up the hill for about 2 miles. There is no definite parking lot, just a pull out near the trail head. (I attached a picture of it). It's beautiful and about a mile hike to the lower and upper falls.
Myrtle Creek/Bottleneck Lake and Snow Lake:
Hefty views of the Selkirk Crest. Quite a scramble to get to the top for the views, but well worth it. Follow the Snow Creek Road (FS-402) west for about 7 miles to a point just past FS-661, the Cooks Pass Road that runs north to Myrtle Creek. Come to a gate . 05 miles. The trails follows an old road sw past the gate. The is 3. 5 mile up the trial. FST-185 can be accessed from this trail and goes to Snow Lake. - says: Heidi Carson