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.

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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.

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