Lake Pend Oreille

A Natural Connection

Visiting Schweitzer during the summer is a great way to get away from it all on the mountain but we know that Lake Pend Oreille is also a huge draw! Complement your Schweitzer summer vacation by renting paddle boards, learning how to fly fish, or by booking a day out on a lake cruise! The views from the lake are just as spectacular as they are from the mountain! 

If you are planning a stay with us at Schweitzer, we can help arrange special deals from our preferred partners. Give us a call before you arrive so we can help you plan your stay. You can also ask the Lodging Team when booking your reservation or just call the Activity Center at 208.255.3081 for further details! 

Lake Pend Oreille Cruises

Enjoy an afternoon, evening, or full day cruise on the Shawnodese, a unique tour boat that explores Lake Pend Oreille each summer. Experience breathtaking scenery, learn about local flora & fauna, and dive into the history of Idaho's largest lake. 

Action Water Sports

Action Water Sports offers something for everyone to enjoy beautiful Lake Pend Oreille from boat, Sea Doo (jet ski), stand-up paddle board, or kayak. For a more tailored experience, they offer boat tours, wakesurf, wakeboard, and waterski lessons with a Coast Guard certified Captain/Instructor. All of their boats and equipment are in the water and ready to go in the heart of downtown Sandpoint!  

Long Drift Outfitters

Long Drift Outfitters is a family owned fishing guide service on the Kootenai River. They specialize in full day float trips fishing for Redbanned Rainbow Trout, Cutthroat Trout, & Bull Trout. The Kootenai River is a hidden gem for fishermen in North Idaho and is a classic dry fly fishery.