Twin Lakes Reservoir
Fairfield, ID 83327
About Twin Lakes Reservoir
The landscape of the Twin Lakes in northern Idaho is nothing to be mocked about, lush mountains rise on both sides of a crystal clear lake, white-tailed eagles towering over the banks and the shore teeming with wildlife. We have done some wildlife watching, gone out on water skiing and have more than a few amazing memories, but the unforgettable water is the most memorable part of our trip to Twin Lake, Idaho.
Twin Lakes is located in the Twin Lakes National Park in northern Idaho, USA, north of Boise, Idaho. The lake consists of two waters, the upper and the lower, and each lake has a narrow channel (10 feet) that connects it to a lower lake, with a maximum depth of 60 feet. It covers 500 hectares and had a maximum depth of 20 feet, but has an average depth of 30 feet and in some areas at least 15 feet.
The dam at the lake, which belongs to Rathdrum, was built in 1909 and is used to regulate the water level for irrigation and drinking water.
Although the Twin Lakes stay cool most of the year, this does not stop visitors and residents from enjoying the water and beautiful surroundings. In the upper, lower and middle part of the lake there are public boat moorings and visitors can be seen racing across the water. In summer, kayakers and canoeists can move around the lake, keeping to the densely wooded coastline.
If you are interested in activities on the surface of Twin Lake, there are many places you can visit if you are interested. Here there are fishermen and you can try your hand at fishing and boating on the glittering surface of the lake.
If you find satisfaction in ice fishing, you don't have to worry that the summer season might be short. You can go all the way until the surface has solidified into a thick layer of ice and you find yourself satisfied.
Coeur d'Alene National Forest covers 1.5 million square miles (2.7 million acres) and the Twin Lakes are a true outdoor enthusiast's paradise.
To the west, Mt. Spokane State Park covers 13,919 hectares and offers scenic views of the Twin Lakes and Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Backpackers and day hikers come from all over the USA and Canada, but also from Canada and Australia.
The Twin Lakes are known for their beautiful outdoor surroundings and host a number of lakes that are named after them. Visit the two stunning forests of the Twin Lakes and choose your season and head to the twin lakes in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The lake is located on the east side of Mt. Spokane State Park, just a short drive from Spokane.
Closer to the Twin Lakes, however, is the town of Rathdrum, which offers a peaceful taste of small-town life. Spokane is home to a number of wineries, where beautiful gardens blend with wineries and a lively nightlife. Theatres and art galleries are illuminated at night, while amusement parks and upscale restaurants provide a fun-filled day.
In the evening, you can sip local microbrews and wines in cafes and restaurants, or stroll through the city centre to discover the region's fresh farmers "markets. Apartments on the lake are located on the banks of the twin lakes, so don't wait too long to grab a slice of northwestern paradise.