the confluence of two pristine rivers you
can locate the quiet community of Priest
River. Situated 7 miles east of Washington
and 75 miles South of Canada, it's on the
Western end of Bonner County. With a
population of approximately 1,700 residents,
this town is filled with friendly people.
Priest River has a diversified economy
reflecting the changing times of the
American West, and is currently driven by
the tourism and timber industries.
River sits at an elevation of 2,100 ft, and
boasts the pleasant four-season climate
found in North Idaho. An annual rainfall of
23 inches and annual snowfall of 72 inches
keeps the lake full, and the nearby
Schweitzer Ski Resort thriving. In the
summer months, temperatures rarely exceed 90
degrees while the neighboring rivers and
lakes offer fishing, swimming, boating, and
Priest River Timber Day Festival, along with
the Priest River Museum and Timber Education
Center, provide history and activities
relating to the surrounding industry.
Additionally, the City Park, Pend Oreille
River, and Priest River offer further
River holds forth beautiful scenery, plenty
of varying recreational opportunities and
warm and friendly folks.