Monday, March 26, 2012

Blue Lake, Kootenai County, Idaho

Channel limits size of boats that can enter this lake. Motors Allowed
Blue lake is our next lake to visit and is about 200 acres. The shoreline of this lake is totally private. The channel to this lake is well defined by an old rail road car used as a bridge with beefy boarded sides that go into the water with a height above the water of 8 ft or so. Overall it’s a deep channel (about 6 ft) except when you are entering the lake as it gets a bit shallower (about 3’ ft). At times the channel can become very narrow (about 6’) so when getting ready to enter or exit you will need to work with other boats in taking turns entering and leaving the channel. The exit of this channel is very close to a large hill to the NW. The shore line of this lake is totally private but of course the water is public and this lake appears to be a very nice lake to water ski/tube on and of course like all the chain lakes it’s a good fishing lake. There is no public facility on this lake. This lake has some high hills along the W, N, S side of the lake, very beautiful. To access this lake via road IF OPEN from Harrison via HWY 97, then E. Blue Lake Rd, and then right onto N. Brewster Rd. This road runs along E. shore of the lake and even though there are no boat launches you could launch your sail yak or small dinghy into the lake via this road next to or near the bridge again if the road is open. Maps: View Google Map below...
Blue Lake Channel Entrance off of the Coeur d'Alene River


  1. I just wanted to say that I live on this property that you are telling people they can launch themselves or a raft from. This is misinformation you may launch yourself or your raft on Brewster road but not after the gate as this is private property and no one is allowed past that gate. The rest is fish and game property so it is open to the public.

  2. The best way to access this lake via kayak is to use the dock facility on black lake and then paddle to the northwest corner of this lake and take the channel from the lake and then into the Coeur d'Alene River and follow this river southwest until you see the channel as pictured in this article. I have traveled down Brewster Rd. and the gate is open a lot allowing you to get to the bridge and to launch your kayak from there... that is if its open. So this article is very accurate.

    1. it doesn't matter if the gate is open or not the property inside the gate is PRIVATE and you would be trespassing if you enter the gate without permission

    2. People please take note the land past the gate as indicate but the other post here is accurate. Please do not trespass on private property.