Beaches in Idaho

What you need to know about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and beaches in Idaho


Last updated: 13 May 2020

COVID-19 Updates- Beaches closures in Idaho
Idaho Parks are open for day use. Campgrounds will be closed until at least May 15.

COVID-19 Updates - Recreational water quality monitoring
The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality water monitoring program is not affected.
The Idaho Rebounds plan from the State of Idaho was published as an by the Governor of Idaho, Brad Little, on April 23. Click here to access the plan.
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What a stunning place to have on Swim Guide, running under all that Idaho sky. Many of Idaho's best swim spots are alpine lakes, glacier fed pool, rivers rolling and tumbling between mountains. The views. Oh, the views. Recreational water activities in Idaho as always a feast in scenery.

Idaho is landlocked. All of it's recreational waters are freshwater.

Lake Pend Oreille, Sandpoint is one of the most stunning lakes in the state. The Snake River, which is featured prominently on Swim Guide, thanks to Snake River Waterkeeper, travels through six US states and is the largest tributary feeding the Columbia River. The Snake River is a powerful river. It is also very steep, making the Snake River one of the US’s most important hydrologic resources.

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