The United States have their fair share of deep lakes both natural and man-made. Using a cut-off of 300 feet (91.5 meters) there are at least 75 lakes and reservoirs that meet or exceed that depth. Three of the US lakes are among the top 25 deepest in the world. There is quite a variety […]
Lake Pend Oreille Topo Map in Bonner County ID
Lake Pend Oreille Information
Coordinates: 48.1582727°N, -116.4401819°W
Approx. Elevation: 2,054 feet (626 meters)
USGS Map Area: Talache
Feature Type: Lake
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Lake Pend Oreille (pronounced “pond oh-RAY”) is the largest and deepest lake in Idaho with a surface area of 148 sq miles and a depth of 1150 feet. This depth makes it the 5th deepest lake in America. It’s a natural lake that was formed by glaciers that moved southward from Canada during the ice age. The Albeni Falls Dam on the Pend Oreille River west of the lake has raised the surface level slightly.
The Clark Fork River flows into the lake on the east side near the town of Clark Fork, Idaho. Sandpoint is the largest city on the lake and a popular destination in the summer and winter months for snowmobiling and skiing at Schweitzer Mountain Resort.
Lake Pend Oreille is listed in the Lakes Category for Bonner County in the state of Idaho. Lake Pend Oreille is displayed on the "Talache" USGS topo map quad. Anyone who is interested in visiting Lake Pend Oreille can print the free topographic map and other maps using the link above. The location, topography, and nearby roads & trails around Lake Pend Oreille (Lake) can be seen in the map layers above. The latitude and longitude coordinates (GPS waypoint) of Lake Pend Oreille are 48.1582727 (North), -116.4401819 (West) and the approximate elevation is 2,054 feet (626 meters) above sea level. If you have visited Lake Pend Oreille before, please share your experience with a comment below.