Cougar Bay Preserve

Wildlife Viewing & Birding in Coeur d'Alene
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The 88-acre Cougar Bay Preserve is just minutes from downtown Coeur d’Alene. Visitors will experience a virtual wildlife nursery on the northwest shore of one of Idaho’s most beautiful lakes – Lake Coeur d’Alene. Cougar Bay attracts migrating and nesting waterfowl, numerous shorebirds, songbirds, moose, beaver, otter and deer.

The Nature Conservancy,  Coeur d'Alene Area Chamber of Commerce

Things To Know

  • The entrace to the Cougar Bay Preserve can be accessed from Hwy 95, approximately 2-miles south of Coeur d'Alene, at the big Cougar Bay Preserve sign.
  • The preserve offers hiking trails, canoeing and kayaking, and wildlife and bird watching.
  • There are no restroom facilities.