9 Beautiful Idaho Lakes With A Magical Aura About Them

As fantastic as river floating, rafting, and fly fishing are, sometimes a gentle, picture-perfect lakefront view is where all of the best things happen. Boating, beach-lounging, sunset-watching, just listening to the ripples ripples lap against the shore… It sounds pretty dreamy! But while our major lakes – beautiful though they may be – are well worth a visit, Idaho is home to dozens more that don’t get the accolades that they should. Today, we’ve decided to highlight just a few other special lakes throughout the state: the hidden gems, the local swimming holes, and family outing-perfect hideaways, and the intense hiking destinations.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

Idaho has more waterfront views than most people realize – where is your family’s favorite lake getaway?

For more hidden gems, check out this hidden park in Idaho or these 10 Idaho secrets.