Idaho's largest lake is surrounded by national forests, making it extremely picturesque. The 38,000 hectare lake also happens to be the fifth-deepest lake in the country, boasting clean water and magnificent scenery.
Lake Pend Oreille was formed during the ice age and resembles the shape of an ear, which can be seen from the Pend Oreille Scenic Byway and State Highway 200. Nearly all of its 178 kilometer shoreline is made up of mountains.
The lake is a popular destination not only for those that love natural scenery, but also for those that love water sports. It features numerous paddling trails, as well as offering fantastic sailing, stand-up-paddle barding, water skiing and fishing.