Priest Lake, Idaho, United States is located in the northernmost portion of the Idaho Panhandle with the northern end of the lake extending north to within 15 miles (24 km) of the Canadian border. Today the lake's biggest draw is tourism. There are several large private resorts on the lake including Hills Resort, and Elkins Resort. Popular camp grounds include Indian Creek and Lionhead run by the State of Idaho as well as Beaver Creek, Reeder Bay, Osprey, Outlet Bay, and Luby Bay, which are all located in and run by the Idaho Panhandle National Forest. Several hiking trails circle the lake, also connecting to the Upper Priest Lake. In the winter time the larger resorts cater to cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling. There is also a hotel and marina located at the lake's largest town, Coolin. The Priest Lake Public Library, located at the corner of Luby Bay Road and Highway 57, is open year-round.
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