Noted for its clear water, Priest Lake
extends 19 miles and is connected to the smaller Upper Priest Lake by a placid, two-mile-long thoroughfare. The stately Selkirk Mountain Range towers nearby.
Priest Lake State Park has an abundance of beautiful scenery and recreation opportunities. Park trails follow giant cedar-hemlock forests and crystal clear creeks. By traveling the rugged roads originating from either of the two park units and heading east into the mountains, you may see white-tailed deer, moose, black bear, coyote, or mountain goat. The lake feeds the Priest River, and the Dickensheet Unit at the park is a popular entry point for raft and canoe trips down the river. Many of Idaho's most beautiful and scenic spots are preserved in the Idaho State Parks system.