Saturday, October 29, 2016

Hoodoo Lake, Bonner County, Idaho

Hoodoo Lake is a very unknown lake with no signs or info available about it. The lake is about 1.5 miles long during the spring high water and is 8' deep at its deepest. Fishing is done on this lake but hunting waterfowl is not allowed due to private and forest services land use rules. There is a primitive non-maintained fine gravel and mud boat launch to this lake with no restroom or running water. People do camp near this boat launch location. To my knowledge, there is no sign indicating private land, land use rules such as no camping, etc. Again "no hunting" is an area policy. Directions: Access to this lake is tricky as there are no signs, no physical land marks, etc. East of Blanchard on HWY 41 is  The lake is just north of Harlem, ID. Just a couple of miles north of Spirit Lake Idaho on a major bend in HWY 41 you will see to your left/east Spirit Lake Cutoff Rd. follow this road until it comes to the intersection of Blood and Ahlers Road. Turn right/south onto Bloods Road. Ok here is the tricky part once on blood Road traveling south the road will curve to the east and back to the south. Once you are travel south again on a small straightaway after the east curve in the road you will see a dirt road to the left (east) about 200 ft down the road after the curve. Follow this dirt road to the lake, its a rough road best suited 4x4 vehicles. Maps: Visit type in Antelope Lake, Bonner County, ID. or GPS coordinates 48.049490, -116.820709
ACCESSIBILITY: PARKING... Dirt/mud parking at/near lake shore; PATHS/TRAILS... No developed paths/trails; RESTROOMS/FACILITIES/SHADE… None. Shade via trees; DOCKS/LAUNCHES/PLATFORMS… No dock/platform. Single lane dirt/mud launch at about 4% grade; DIRECT WATER ACCESS… No developed access for wheeled mobility devices. Absolutely no access to water other than via launch; TRANSFER SYSTEMS... None; SENSORY... No sensory tactile markers for those with visual and other impairments; CAMPING... Primitive camping next to launch area; O.T.H.E.R… Oddities/Barriers: Mud, rocks, marine vegetation along shoreline; Terrain: Level to 5% grades; H2O/Water: Water normally murky. Water temperature in the summer can be around 60 to 70 degree. No drinking water available; Environmental Conditions: Varies; Resources: Food, drinks, and gas not available nearby.


  1. Thank you for your input... That depth is more accurate and we have changed this based on yours and new data. If you have any other comments, etc. related to any of the other lakes and rivers on our site please make a comment. Its comments like yours that insures are info is accurate.