Saturday, October 29, 2016

Mirror Lake, Bonner County, Idaho


MIRROR LAKE 
Mirror Lake is surely one of the most beautiful lakes in
 Bonner County. Set between two high mountains this lake is 
absolutely stunning. Amazingly two movies were filmed on this lake... The better known movie Dante's Peak (also filmed in Wallace Idaho along the South Fork of the Coeur d'Alene River... click here to so Mirror Lake movie clip) and much less known movie Everyone Loves Mel. The movie Mel was about a big prehistoric turtle; one of the turtles large shells is on exhibit outside the only resort on this lake. Surrounded by aquatic vegetation, Mirror Lake is frequented by migratory birds and bald eagles, etc. There is one resort on this lake called Mirror Lake Resort established in 1919 which includes camping (tent & RV sites) and rental fishing boats, swim platform. The resort boat launch is gravel/mud combo with one dock (2 docks but one is private), store (sells ice cream/popsicles, pop, ice, and worms), restroom, running water, and camping. Contact them at 509-710-0889 for reservations, etc. Fishing: Fish species info coming soon. See sign when fishing at this lake. For more fishing info call 208-769-1414. Directions: rom Sagle Idaho on HWY 95 - Take Sagle Road. Turn right onto Talache Road/Forest Service Road 2233 and watch for the sign to Mirror Lake Campground after about one mile. Maps: View interactive google map above or visit 
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google.com/maps type in Mirror Lake, Bonner County, ID. or GPS coordinates 48.168755, -116.503117








ACCESSIBILITY: PARKING... Gravel, dirt parking area at or near launch; PATHS/TRAILS... There is one dirt primitive hiking trail that goes north of the campground. Not suitable for wheeled mobility devices/wheelchairs; RESTROOMS/FACILITIES/SHADE… Restrooms not wheelchair accessible. Shade via trees; DOCKS/LAUNCHES/PLATFORMS… One public dock that is wheelchair accessible. Single lane dirt/gravel/mud combo launch at about 4% grade; DIRECT WATER ACCESS… No developed access for wheeled mobility devices. Absolutely no access to water other than via dock. Can not get directly into the water due to weeds, mud; TRANSFER SYSTEMS... None; SENSORY... No sensory tactile markers for those with visual and other impairments; CAMPING... Tent and RV campsites with electricity hookups, no septic hook ups. Campsites have not accessibility for wheeled mobility devices, but some are level enough for persons with wheelchairs to use; O.T.H.E.R… Oddities/Barriers: Mud and marine vegetation along shoreline; Terrain: Level to 5% grades; H2O/Water: Water murky but very clean. Water temperature in the summer can be around 60 to 70 degree, Is spring fed some stays cool even in the summer months. Drinking water available; Environmental Conditions: Varies; Resources:  /popsicles, pop, ice, worms for fishing available at the resort store. Resort store not accessible to wheeled mobility devices/wheelchairs. Restaurants, food, drinks, and gas in town of Sagle and Sandpoint, ID.

6 comments:

  1. March 30, 2012 at 4:50 PM: how to contact about the camping? rates and season? any camping restrictions and how many campsites? crowded or nice and open? any toilet facilities? more info please. thx

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    1. Rachel Wilson, April 29, 2016 at 11:58 AM: My family runs the campground, and you can contact Andy Carothers about camping at 509-710-0889, we currently have over 40 campsites, which are popular for monthly renting, and the customers are usually quiet and friendly. The resort is normally very open, although the summer time is definitely a little busier. We have clean public outdoor toilet facilities for our guests.

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  2. Bethany Roome, July 8, 2013 at 2:10 PM: Im also interested in camping, boat rental rates, etc.

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    1. August 26, 2013 at 2:39 PM: This is a family owned, family oriented facility. They do not allow snowbirds for a season and limit campers stays. They are super friendly and the boat rentals are fishing boats with trolling motors. An excellent place to enjoy quiet surroundings and seasonal frog chorus!! Call 509-710-0889.

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  3. February 19, 2014 at 3:03 PM: Watch a slide show of this lake at... http://search.reel-scout.com/Slideshow.aspx?lid=034-520&id=1000898

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  4. Bz pop, January 24, 2018 at 5:16 AM: This is a smart blog. I mean it. You have so much knowledge about this issue, and so much passion. You also know how to make people rally behind it, obviously from the responses.

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