Priest Lake and Upper Priest Lake, connected by a Thorofare, are in the Northern Panhandle of Idaho. The northern part of Upper Priest Lake is only about 15 miles from the Canadian border. Both lakes are extremely scenic with Priest Lake being the larger of the two. Priest Lake is built up and you can encounter lots of other boaters during the summer. But take The Thorofare (no wake zone and shallow) north for about 2 1/2 miles to Upper Priest Lake and wow, what a sight.
Upper Priest Lake is only accessible by boat, float plane, or hiking. No roads are anywhere near Upper Priest Lake.
It has several boat-in campgrounds. We stopped at a National Forest campground named Trapper Creek Campground to enjoy a picnic lunch and a bit of a swim and a bit of a snooze. While sleeping on the beach a hummingbird landed on my stomach. That was weird.
And, as usual, all good things must come to an end.
Time to head back to Priest Lake.
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