St Joe - Three Lakes

Chatcolet, Idaho 83851

St Joe - Three Lakes

St. Joe - Three Lakes Professional Review and Guide

"A power plant on the Spokane River has created an unusual paddling experience 32 water miles away at the south end of Lake Coeur d’Alene. Construction of Post Falls Dam in 1906 backed water through Lake Coeur d’Alene and raised the level of Chatcolet Lake to merge it with Round and Benewah lakes.

However, the banks of the St. Joe are high enough to form a natural tree-lined levee that creates a river within the lakes. Paddlers can enjoy an intimate visit with these final few miles of what is known as the Shadowy St. Joe, because of the shade offered by the cottonwoods lining the river."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Skill Level
2 hours
Class I
Best: Generally March through November
Idaho State Parks, Heyburn State Park near Chatcolet
Local Contacts
USGS Benewah Lake, Black Lake, Chatcolet, Harrison
Local Maps