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.

Resources
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.
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