Bayview, located at Idlewild Bay on the south end of Lake Pend Oreille, Idaho’s largest lake, provides a home for several marinas and resorts.
The view is spectacular since the bay is surrounded on three sides by tree covered mountains. Look for mountain goats which inhabit the high cliffs of the opposite shore. Bayview has a group of interesting rock structures along its waterfront. Each unit has a small door in front but no windows, giving the resemblance to cells dating from some unknown time.
Bayview is a complete resort village catering to the outdoor enthusiast in North Idaho’s most scenic area. Fall hunting offers deer, bear, elk, grouse, ducks and geese. This is one of the nation’s most fabulous fishing areas. It is home to the world’s record Kamloop Rainbow Trout.
The Bayview area offers the finest in hiking, sightseeing, sailing and power boating. Bayview’s public launch allows boaters and anglers easy access to the lake. Swimming is best in July and August. For water-ski enthusiasts, Idlewild Bay is a good water-skiing area. The town is a neighbor of Farragut State Park, originally Farragut Naval Training Station during World War II. Today, not much remains of the training center. However, visitors are invited to view pictures and displays in the park headquarters which depict the station in its heyday. Restaurant, RV and overnight accommodations are available.
Many of the Bayview facilities are open year-round for your convenience. Bayview, North Idaho’s playground on Lake Pend Oreille, welcomes you to visit.