Lake Coeur d’Alene is a postcard-picture lake with an idyllic setting. Nestled amongst the northern Sawtooth Mountains of northern Idaho just a half hour or so from Spokane, the lake has clear, cold, cobalt-blue waters that descend deep into the interior of the earth.
The town of Coeur d’Alene is not your typical resort town with all of the trappings of some great beaches, shopping, restaurants and food, golf, and the world-famous Lake Coeur d’Alene Resort. Instead, it has the small-town friendliness that will make you feel like you grew up there.
On the water the winds can be shifty and puffy. Most of the racing on this lake is organized locally.
This site is rated: Beginner.
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Lake Coeur d’Alene is not just a beginner lake as its great for advance sailors as well. Even though the winds can shift there are several consistent strong winds from the east and from the south. Also the water is not always cold as summer water temperatures are 70-75 degrees. In addition to Lake Coeur d’Alene there is the big lake of Hayden Lake just to the north, and further north is the inland Ocean as we call it, Lake Pend Oreille that is home to the US Navy’s experimental sub based, which also includes a 12o’ stealth destroyer. To learn more about North Idaho and Eastern WA. lakes visit this link… http://funtosail.blogspot.com/p/directory.html