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Lake Pend Oreille is a shore accessible fresh water dive site, located in Sandpoint, ID. The maximum depth is over 150ft/46m.

From LakeDiver.com; Elavation 2050 feet

  • Lake Pend Oreille was glacially formed during the ice age

  • Covers an area of 148 sq. miles and is 40 miles long & 4 miles wide

  • It is one of the deepest lakes in the world (5th deepest in US)

  • Whitetail deer, squirrels, black bears, coyotes and bobcats are known to reside in these forests

  • Bald Eagles, osprey, owls, hummingbirds, hawks, woodpeckers, ducks and the mountain bluebird are seen in the skies around the lake

  • During World War II, the south end of Lake Pend Oreille was the second largest naval training ground in the United States

  • The lake is still used to test large-scale submarine prototypes: the depth gives it acoustic properties similar to the open ocean, without the background noise of the ocean


  • Webcam; http://lpo.dt.navy.mil/huge.html

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