Experience Lake Pend Oreille, Idaho's wilderness of water. Sprawling 43 miles long with 111 miles of shoreline, Idaho's largest natural lake is truly awe-inspiring. At more than 1,100 feet deep, it's the fifth-deepest lake in the nation. During the last ice age, it was the nexus of the most cataclysmic floods ever to scour the planet. For the native Kalispel Indians, it was the cradle of creation. It was the site of the first trading post in Idaho, built in 1809 by vayageur David Thompson. The lake has also yielded the world-record Kamloops trout. Add the lake's spectacular setting amid three major ranges of the Rocky Mountains, and it's no wonder Lake Pend Oreille inspires such awe. This book captures the lake's incredible features with comprehensive guides to: - All public recreations sites for swimming, picnicking, camping and watercraft access - Resources and advice for boaters and sailors - Complete guide to over 30 hiking trails - Paddle routes for kayakers and canoeists Legendary Lake Pend Oreille is far more than a recreationist's directory. Rich with sketches about biology and botany, loaded with fascinating historical lore, and abundantly illustrated, this is a bible for Lake Pend Oreille.