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Sandpoint Visitors' Informations
LAKE PEND OREILLE CRUISES
Week-end Spring & Fall Island Tour
2:30 to 4:00 PM April 10 to June 13 / September 18 to October 31
Daily Lake Cruise
2:30 to 4:00 PM - June 15 to September 11
Dairy Lake Cruise
2:30 to 4:00 PM - Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, July to September
Afternoon Lake Cruise
4:30 to 6:00 PM - Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, July to August
Monday & Friday Sunset Dessert & Eagle Watching Cruise
7:00 to 9:00 PM - June to July
6:30 to 8:30 PM - August to September
Tuesday & Thursday Night on Board Dinner Cruise & Eagle Watching
5:30 to 8:00 PM - June to September
Wine Tasting & Eagle Watching Cruise
7:00 to 9:00 PM - Wednesday July & August
6:00 to 8:00 PM - Wednesday August and Friday September
4th of July Fireworks Cruise
9:00 to 11:00 PM
Boat & Goat Cruise
Sunday, September 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM and 12:45 to 1:45 PM
Week-end Fall Foliage Island Tour
3:30 to 5:00 September to October
Sunday Fall Foliage Clark Fork Delta Cruise
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM September to October
Sunday Spring Clark Fork Delta Cruise
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM May to June
*Please confirm the latest schedule and fare at the official site.
Cedar Street Bridge Public Market
On the Cedar Street Bridge, no same type shopping mall in the world.
334 North First Avenue Sandpoint, Idaho 83864
Monday through Friday 10:00-19:00
Coldwater Creek was moved to 1st Avenue. The mall on the bridge will become "Cedar Street Bridge Public Market" from Fall, 2006.
Direction from the north:
From Canada, follow Highway 95 south into Sandpoint. At the intersection of Fifth and Cedar streets, go through the light and stay in the left lane. Turn left onto Pine Street, and again, stay in the left lane. At the end of Pine Street, turn left again onto First Avenue. Go down First Avenue 2 blocks to the end. Coldwater Creek is on the right side at First and Cedar Streets.
Direction from the south:
To Sandpoint from Coeur d'Alene, ID, follow Highway 95 north across the Long Bridge into Sandpoint. Turn right onto First Avenue and follow it 3 blocks. Coldwater Creek is on the right side at the corner of First Ave and Cedar Streets.
Pend d' Oreille Winery
Sandpoint is home to its very own winery.
220 Cedar Street Sandpoint, Idaho 83864
From the US 95 North/South, or Rt 2 East. Get yourself onto 1st Ave and follow til' it becomes Cedar St. Then, be prepared to park anywhere along Cedar or turn right onto 3rd Avenue (we are on the corner of 3rd and Cedar) and use our lot or park anywhere on 3rd. Sandpoint is a walking town.
SCHWEITZER MOUNTAIN RESORT
Mountain Bike Trails:
Over 30 miles of singletrack and doubletrack for riders of intermediate to expert level.
Endless opportunities to hike to the top or take the chairlift up and hike down.
Top elevation: 6400 feet
Village elevation: 4700 feet
Spring runs from April 12 to June 30. The hotels are open 7 days week. Check our dining and shopping pages to see when restaurants and shops open. Expect limited operations until late June. The chairlift does not run until summer season.
Our summer season officially runs July 1 to September 5th , 7 days a week. From September 5 through October 3rd, the resort is open weekends.
Chairlift hours of operation:
Thursday through Sunday July 1 through September 5. Weekends only from September 5 until October 3. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Schweitzer is a convenient drive away. From I-90 either east or west, take the US-95 exit # 12 in Coeur d'Alene and head north to Sandpoint. When you arrive in Sandpoint, continue North on 95 until the HWY95/HWY200 intersection then take a left to stay on HWY 95 and continue driving until the next stop light (Burger King on corner) and take a left. (Schweitzer Cut off Road) Next at T intersection take a right (North Boyer) continue driving approximately 1/2 mile until you reach the Schweitzer sign (Schweitzer 9 miles to the top). Take a left here and drive 9 miles until you reach the Schweitzer village.
Approximate Travel Time:
From Spokane (1.5 hours)
From Missoula (3.5 hours)
From Tri-Cities (3 .5 hours)
From Seattle (6 hours)
From Portland (8 hours)
BONNER COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND MUSEUM
Exhibits including Caboose, Machines, furnitures and all types of historical materials related to old-time Bonner County and Sandpoint, featuring Native American artifacts and history from the geologic formation to present day.
Location: 611 S. Ella St.Sandpoint, ID. 83864
Open: Tuesday thru Saturday 10 am to 4 pm.
Elks Golf Club
is just two miles from downtown Sandpoint on Highway 200. This well-maintained, 9-hole course is perfect for the beginner or intermediate golfer. About 12 miles east of Sandpoint on Highway 200, the Hidden Lakes Golf Resort is an 18-hole championship course featuring water on most of the holes scattered on the shores of the Pack River.
Cabinet Gorge Hatchery
The primary species of fish reared is kokanee salmon. The hatchery can take up to 20 million eggs and rear up to 16 million fish to two inches. All of the kokanee are then released onto Lake Pend Oreille in June each year. Other species of fish raised are rainbow trout, westslope cutthroat and fall chinook salmon.
Copyright (C) Idaho Fish and Game
HCR 493 Clark Fork, ID 83811 (About 30 miles from Sandpoint.)
Open daily, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sandpoint Hatchery is the third oldest facility in the state, built in 1908. It is the redistribution site for rainbow trout and future site of the Sandpoint Waterlife Center. Fish from here are used in high mountain lake stocking during the months of August and September.
2100 Lakeshore Dr.Sagle, ID 83860
Albeni Falls Dam tours
The tours are free and held seven days a week at six different times throughout the day. Tour guides will lead you inside the powerhouse, around the generators, onto each of the five floors and out on the spillway.
It is at Fifth between Cedar/Oak streets and is a mini mall with antiques, books, jewelry and more. There's also a fine, small restaurant. Cocolalla Corner Antiques has a fine collection as well. Located in Cocollala 12 miles south of Sandpoint. (Closed January and February.)
With more than 2,000 acres, the Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge, 30 miles north of Sandpoint near Bonners Ferry, has plenty of habitat for an abundance of wildlife. The refuge has developed hiking trails and blinds where waterfowl can be viewed. In autumn, the refuge plays host to literally tens of thousands of ducks, geese and swans migrating down the Pacific Flyway. Some hearty waterfowl winter over. Summer residents include bald eagles, rough-legged hawks, herons, geese and ducks. With luck, you may spot elk, deer, moose or bear. Auto tour routes are open daily except for the hunting season in October-November. A trail near the office and an area on the auto route are handicapped-accessible.
Sandpoint is one of the greatest railroading towns in the WEST, where the Burlington Northern (BNSF), Montana Rail Link (MRL) and Spokane International rail systems (Union Pacific, UP) all converge to create so-called "The Funnel," an amazingly active rail crossroads with more than 40 trains a day traveling through. You can sample Sandpoint's rich railroading heritage can be sampled at the Bonner County Historical Museum, "A Railfan's Guide to Sandpoint Idaho," contact the Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce.
Additionally, Sandpoint is a fitting point of departure for the Montana Rockies Rail Tours, which offers excursion train packages between Sandpoint and Livingston, Montana.
Farragut State Park
Farragut is located four miles east of Athol, with 4,000 scenic acres alongside the southern tip of Lake Pend Oreille. Camping, swimming, boating, lots of wildlife viewing, a model-airplane flying field, mountain biking, cross-country skiing and an 18-hole disc golf course are all available.
Round Lake State Park
Round Lake is located 10 miles south of Sandpoint just west of Highway 95 on Dufort Road. Round Lake is a small, scenic lake surrounded by an interpretive trail and filled with perch and trout. Camping, fishing, hiking, skating, sledding and cross-country skiing are all available.
Priest Lake State Park
Priest Lake State Park is located on Coolin Road in Coolin alongside the clear waters of Priest Lake, a beautiful lake abundant in kokanee salmon and trout. Hiking and biking trails, camping (RV or tent), wildlife viewing and swimming are all available.
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