Idaho is a beautiful state filled with more than 2,000 lakes that have been named and hundreds of others scattered around the land. Amid all these bodies of water sits a world-famous lake with a hard-to-pronounce name and is counted among the deepest lakes in the nation.

Did You Know this Idaho Lake is Among the Top 5 Deepest in the US?

The deepest lake in Idaho is Lake Pend Oreille and it isn’t just deep by Idaho standards. Lake Pend Orielle is the 5th deepest lake in the nation. The deep waters of the lake are used by the Navy to test and develop acoustic technology for submarines while the shores and surface of the lake are used by tourists from all around the world. There’s even a mini Statue of Liberty standing at the edge of the lake.

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Where is the Deepest Lake in Idaho and How Deep is it?

To get to Idaho’s deepest lake you’ll have to travel to the northern section of the state into the panhandle a few miles north of Coeur d’Alene. Lake Pend Orielle covers 148 square miles and at its lowest point is 1,158 feet deep.

Which Idaho lakes Are The Best To Visit

With thousands of lakes around the state, Idaho has more than enough options for visitors wishing to see a lake. Determining which lake is the best will depend on what you are looking for or expecting, but there are many lists online and Lake Pend Orielle is usually on all of them, even if it isn’t at the top every time.

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Other contenders for the best lake on various websites in Idaho include Priest lake, Lake Couer d’Alene, Redfish, Cascade, and Bear Lake which Idaho shares a portion of with Utah.

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