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Coeur d'Alene, honored as an "All-America City", sits on the north shore of Lake Coeur d'Alene in Kootenai County surrounded by the forested slopes of the foothills to the Rockies. The city center and lake attractions are within easy walking distance of one another.
Coeur d'Alene is the largest city in North Idaho. Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, the city overlooks Lake Coeur d'Alene in Idaho's panhandle. The city's proximity to Spokane, Washington (30 miles west of Coeur d'Alene) and its strategic location on U.S. Highway 90 have recently helped to make it one of Idaho's more popular destinations for weekend stays and summer vacations. Its varied nightlife, restaurants and shopping opportunities are magnets for many visitors who enjoy Coeur d'Alene's attractive lakeside setting.
Nestled in the Coeur d'Alene Forest, Coeur d'Alene is within easy reach of many of Idaho's lakes and rivers and is an ideal base for fishing and boating trips. Lake Coeur d'Alene is fed by three waterways, the Coeur d'Alene, St. Maries and St. Joe rivers, all of which have sections that are accessible to boaters.
Lake Coeur d'Alene is considered by locals to be one of the three best lakes for prize-size rainbow trout, pike and Chinook salmon. The adjoining St. Joe River is also popular for cutthroat trout. Portions of the Coeur d'Alene River are also good for fly fishing.
River rafters have a wide variety of options to choose from in the Coeur d'Alene area. St Maries is the area's best kept secret for those who enjoy a slower, gentler rafting experience. St. Joe is a class II-III river with varying conditions and rapids. For those who aren't averse to traveling a few hours away, the Snake River, which courses through Hells Canyon, the Clearwater and Selway are all popular rafting destinations.
Skiing is a premier attraction in Idaho's panhandle. Ski resorts both north and east of the city dominate the Idaho ski ratings, while the nearby public lands offer choice opportunities for Nordic skiing, snowmobiling and other mountain winter activities.
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