McArthur Lake is part of the McArthur Lake Wilderness Management Area. The Lake is part of a beautiful wilderness area known for its water foul and aquatic life. A very popular fishing lake and near the dam (when there is no flow over it), it is known locally as an area for swimming. This lake would also be a great lake to kayak and do photography on, (not to mention, dinghy sailing would be appropriate as there is a significant amount of open water on this lake.)
This is a "no wake" lake and hunting is not allowed. The launch is paved with a dock, and the restrooms are accessible and well maintained.
ACCESSIBILITY SCALE: 1. Parking... Loose gravel and dirt (muddy in the spring and winter, No accessible parking spaces; 2. Restroom… Accessible; 3. Dock(s)… Accessible; 4. Direct Water Access… Dock Accessible at boat launch, but fishing dock is not accessible due to inaccessible trail and dock ramp; O.T.H.E.R… Oddities/Barriers: N/A; Trails/Paths: Inaccessible; H2O/Water: Typically clean but murky, A lot of aquatic plants/lily pads in this lake, No running water; Environmental Conditions… No Issues; Resources: Small Store and fuel available in Bonners Ferry.