Riders will get:
• A free sponsored BBQ lunch and one beverage or beer
• A trophy pint mug with the Priest Lake race logo
Post-Race Awards and Finisher's Party starts at 11:30 with BBQ grill, prize drawings, beer garden, music, good times to celebrate your day. Hang out on a Saturday afternoon at Priest Lake! Division awards for the following- 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50+
25 mile endurance $40 - Before 6/1 or Late Registration $45 - 6/1 and after
12 mile division $35 - Before 6/1 or Late Registration $40 - 6/1 and after
Start Times: 10:00 AM 25 mile, 10:30 AM 12 Mile
Online Registration ends 5/31 at midnight.
No refunds or transfers.
Racer check in & Late Registration on Race Day 8-10AM at the trailhead across the street from Hill's Resort main driveway.
"Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation and Priest Lake State Park are celebrating their 50 year Anniversary.
We hope to highlight your memories of the park through a summer display and presentation of 50 years of coming to the park through pictures and stories.
If you would like to participate in sharing your pictures and memories of your time at Priest Lake State Park please contact Erin McKindree at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 208-443-2200 for more information by February 28, 2014.
This summer the Priest Lake Museum introduces Wild Place: The History of Priest Lake, Idaho, published by Washington State University Press. This book traces a century of the lake’s history from the early trappers to the creation of the Upper Priest Lake Scenic Area. Historian Kris Runberg Smith spent five years uncovering sources in the National Archives, Yale University, and the Midwest Jesuit Archives along with the museum’s collection. The book features 200 photographs and five detailed maps created by Sandpoint cartographer Sylvie White. It incorporates oral histories, newspaper accounts and recent material donated by dozens of Priest Lake families.
The museum is hosting the Priest Lake Heritage Series to celebrate the publication of Wild Place. Smith along with local experts will share images and stories on topics ranging from the lake’s first geographical survey in 1860 to arrival of electricity and a paved road a century later. The series kicks off with Andy Coolin’s Schemes: Early Tourism and Settlement at the Coolin Community Hall on Sunday, May 24 at 1:00 pm. After an illustrated presentation, there will be a walking tour through the village that ends at The Old Northern Inn, one of the oldest buildings in the region. On Wednesday evening of July 8 at Elkin’s Resort, our presentation titled Vacationist’s Cult: Tourism and Recreation includes the development of residential residences on public lands and the tough business of tourism at the lake.
The presentation On Bended Knees: State of Idaho at Priest Lake on July 11 at 8:00 pm at Indian Creek Campground explores how the state came to own the east side, the historical management of endowment lands, and the development of state parks. On Wednesday, July 15 at 8:00 pm at the Priest Lake Library a program features Land Fit for Home Making: Settling Priest Lake that highlights homesteading, the challenges of transportation, and schooling. The Locked Up: Federal Government at Priest Lake talk on August 1 at 8:00 pm at Luby Bay Campground begins with the creation of the Priest River Timber Reserve in 1897. It considers the role of government at the lake including the development of the Forest Service, firefighting, the CCC and land management changes. In conjunction with the evening program, Wild Places co-author Tom Weitz leads a walking tour of the 1930's Kalispell Bay Civil Conservation Corps Camp site beginning at 10:00 am at the Community Church. Weitz, a retired geologist and mining manager, also offers talks on Mines and Prospects around Priest Lake on August 20 and September 5 at 8:00 pm at the Indian Creek Campground.
Several programs highlight specific topics including a guided tour of the Priest Lake Museum’s Nature Garden by Arley Sue Hagman on July 13 at 1:00 pm. Sourdoughs and Settlers Surviving: Foodways at Priest Lake, about gathering and preserving food will be presented on July 18 at the Huckleberry Festival. Indian Creek State Park will host demonstrations and presentations about Logging at the Lake on July 25 and on August 7 will show the new film on Nell Shipman.
The dates, locations and times of these presentations may change. Please check the Priest Lake Chamber of Commerce’s website www.priestlake.org for updates.
The Priest Lake Heritage Series is a cooperative effort with the museum along with Priest Lake State Park, the Priest Lake Chamber of Commerce, the Coolin Civic Organization, the Priest Lake Library and Priest Lake Search and Rescue. All the presentations are free and signed copies of Wild Place: The History of Priest Lake, Idaho will be available for purchase.
(BOISE) – One hundred eighty leaseholders of State owned lake lots at Payette Lake and Priest Lake locked in spots today to participate in auction sales of the lots they lease over the next three years.
The lots known as “cottage sites” are owned by the State and have been leased to individuals and families who own the cabins on top of the lands as personal property. The State Board of Land Commissioners (Land Board) approved a plan in October to auction 180 more leased lots for ownership before the end of 2017.
The Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) announced the order of the lots to be auctioned at a public meeting in the Idaho Capitol today. The lots were randomly selected by the Idaho Lottery using the most reliable and highly secure technology available. The random selection was reviewed and confirmed by an independent auditor.
The sale of leased lots is voluntary, meaning leased lots are not placed on the auction block unless the current lessee applies to participate in a public, potentially competitive auction. Lessees at both lakes were given the opportunity in November to nominate the lot they lease for consideration in the approved auctions, and 277 total lessees submitted nominations – 228 at Priest Lake and 49 at Payette Lake.
Since there are only 180 total spots available for auctions in 2015, 2016 and 2017, an alternate pool of lots also was included in the random selection. If any of the lots selected for the next three years’ auction spots drop out, then lots can slide up the list, including those in the alternate pool.
The lists of lots to be auctioned are available CLICK HERE
To date, almost all the leased lots that have been auctioned for sale received no competitive bidding and current lessees submitted the winning bids. The State can accept no less than the appraised value of the land. If someone other than the current leaseholder submits a winning bid, that person must compensate the current lessee for the appraised value of the privately owned cabin and other personal property on the land.
By the end of 2017, the State expects to have sold two thirds of its ownership in the lake lots it owns and manages under a constitutional mandate to maximize long-term financial returns to public schools and other State institutions.
The Idaho Constitution requires a public auction for the sale of endowment trust lands, including the cottage site lots. The Land Board voted in 2010 to divest the State’s ownership of the lots over time and reinvest the proceeds in other assets.