north you can see Warren Island located on the north shore of Lake Pend
Oreille. In the background is the community of Hope, Idaho. Warren
Island has recently been developed and offers homeowners a very unique
waterfront setting. Some of the largest rainbow trout ever caught in
Lake Pend Oreille were just offshore of Warren Island.
If you like beautiful sunsets, expansive lake views, and some of the
nicest people on earth, Hope is the place for you. On the North shore
of Lake Pend Oreille and just 12 miles from Sandpoint, Hope was once a
bustling railroad hub, which has since settled into two unique cities,
Hope and East Hope.
Be sure and ask the locals how to find Beyond
Hope, really there actually is a Beyond Hope! Nearby on the Hope
Peninsula is the David Thompson Game Preserve. You will almost certainly
see grazing herds of whitetail deer and gaggles of Canadian geese. In
the fall and winter, Bald Eagles can often be seen resting in the trees
along the shoreline.
Also found on the peninsula is the
Sam Owen Campground, a highly prized area to
camp. With over 80 campsites, a wonderful beach,
and boat ramp, Sam Owen ranks as one of North
Idaho's finest settings. Incredible sunsets,
deer strolling through the grounds and
incredible views make this campground a place
not to miss. There is also a great place for a
picnic if you don't wish to camp.