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Spring/Summer 2024 Update:

Paving Completion – Indian Creek: Paving completion at Indian Creek Campground scheduled for June 5 and June 6. No closures but traffic patterns will be slightly altered during these days.

Lionhead Campground closure notice. Starting Sept 9, 2024 all of Lionhead Campground will be closed. This includes the boat launch and day use areas. The campground will reopen May 22, 2025. We apologize for the inconvenience while we make much needed improvements to the park including paving, a new kiosk, and a new toilet. All other areas of the park will remain open.


Park Reservations
By phone: 1-888-9-CAMPID or 1-888-922-6743

About the Park

Priest Lake State Park lies just 30 miles from the Canadian border, nestled deep below the crest of the Selkirk Mountains. Surrounded by the natural beauty of Northern Idaho and mile-high mountains, Priest Lake State Park sits along the eastern shores of Priest Lake, a 19-mile long, 300-foot-deep waterbody.

Visitors to the park will enjoy the dense forests of cedar, fir and tamarack and will be able to observe the park’s year round inhabitants such as the whitetail deer, black bear, moose and bald eagles. Noted for its extremely clear water, fed by streams cascading from the high Selkirk peaks, the main body of Priest Lake extends north-south for 19 miles. A two-mile thoroughfare connects the main lake to the remote Upper Priest Lake that is accessible only by foot, mountain bike, or boat.

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Contact the Park

Address: 314 Indian Creek Park Road
Coolin, ID 83821
Phone: (208) 443-2200
Hours of Operation: Day-use locations within state parks are open from 7 am to 10 pm, per Idaho state code 26.01.20 (5). Day-use hours may change based on park manager discretion.

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