25 miles long and 3 miles at its widest point, Lake Coeur d’Alene in Idaho is 2,128 feet above sea level and is fed by the Saint Joe and Coeur d’Alene Rivers with the Spokane River functioning as its outflow. A beautiful destination for anglers and sailors, the glacier reservoir lake is also a favorite for water sports fans and is 220 feet deep. The lakefront city of Coeur d’Alene has much to offer and has been described as ‘a little slice of heaven’ and is easy to reach via Spokane in Washington, just 30 miles away.
Recent water temperature for Lake Coeur D Alene is: 49°F
The average water temperature of Lake Coeur d’Alene from May to September is 68F. The May temperature is normally around 64F and the water hits its peak temperature of 74.7F approximately in July to August.
On the last Sunday in June the annual Iron Man marathon hits Lake Coeur d’Alene at 7.00 a.m. precisely, and you can watch as competitors swim two loops of the lake, totalling 2.4 miles as part of the gruelling course. Try a more sedate swim in Lake Coeur d’Alene, or hire a kayak to explore the rugged shore where gorgeous beaches nestle amid a magnificent backdrop of blue skies and mountain pines.
Weather Forecast for Lake Coeur D Alene
Chance of Snow41°/21°
Best Time to Visit Lake Coeur D Alene
The summer season is perfect for water sports and sailing and there are several marinas on the lake. Waters are warm enough for swimming from May till September, and air temperatures range from highs of 68 to 86F and lows of 42 to 56F during this period, though on average you can expect warm, sunny days with air temperatures of around 81.5F in August. Rainfall is low during summer, approximately 0.5 to 1.6 inches per month.
Visit Lake Couer d’Alene in winter to see the largest floating laser and light show in America. From Thanksgiving weekend on, you can take a cruise along the shoreline of the Coeur d’Alene Resort to see animated light displays and more, wrap up warm as temperatures are around 44F in November to 34.6F in December.
Activities around Lake Coeur D Alene
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