Priest Lake State Park

Hiking & Backpacking in Coolin
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Priest Lake State Park is a jewel of the Northwest, with crystal-clear waters, amazing recreational opportunities, and waterfront campgrounds. Cool off in the lake after a long hike through the northern forests or a backpacking excursion through the Selkirk Range.

Priest Lake State Park

Things To Know

  • With a large number of trailheads located in one area, hikers have access to easy day hikes around the lake, as well as trail routes that lead into the backcountry.
  • Trailheads are located adjacent to resorts, camping, and hotels.
  • A free Priest Lake trails booklet is available at the Priest Lake Ranger District office.
  • Parking fees vary by trailhead and location.
  • Multiple camping locations are available around the lake.
  • Nordic skiing and snowshoeing are available in the winter.