On Lake Coeur d’Alene, there is no better way to enjoy these glorious summer days than with family. Lake Coeur d’Alene is considered to be one of the world’s most beautiful lakes. When you see it, you’ll quickly realize why this is the case. The scenery around Lake Coeur d’Alene is breathtaking, with sapphire-blue waters, towering evergreen trees, and snow-capped mountains in the background.
Almost beautiful beaches, with soft sand, clean toilets, and plenty of picnic tables and beachside barbeques. Alcohol is not permitted on the beach, and the beach is generally considered to be highly family-friendly, making it an excellent destination for families from the inland northwest as well as visitors from other parts of the country.
The temperature of the water in alpine lakes, on the other hand, is a regular source of contention. Alpine lakes can be extremely cold, even during the warm summer months, because the ice and snow tend to run off into them and make them feel very cold.
Lake Coeur d’Alene is unlike any other lake in the world. Compared to its neighbors, such as Priest Lake and Pend Oreille, Lake Coeur d’Alene is not as frigid as it could be. Continue reading to find out more about the temperatures in Lake Coeur d’Alene.
In what time of year does Lake Coeur d’Alene begin to warm?
Because the snow runoff is now occurring or is beginning to level off, the months of March, April, and May are notoriously frigid. By June, the runoff has subsided, but the water temperature has remained quite low. The temperatures at Lake Coeur d’Alene are typically in the low to mid-sixties throughout the month of June.
The month of July marks the beginning of the warming of Lake Coeur d’Alene. In most cases, the water in the lake will be warm enough to swim in during the month of July. In July, the water temperature in Lake Coeur d’Alene tends to hover around a comfortable 70 degrees Fahrenheit. The temperature can reach up to 73 degrees Fahrenheit depending on the weather, or it can be lower if it has been a chilly spring and summer thus far.
The lake’s temperature often reaches its highest point in the middle of August, reaching 76 degrees Fahrenheit. When temperatures reach 100 degrees Fahrenheit for several days in a row, the lake’s temperature can reach 76 degrees Fahrenheit.
Exactly when does Lake Coeur d’Alene begin to cool down?
Because of this, Lake Coeur d’Alene begins to become increasingly cold after mid-August, though many people will not notice the change until September. When the temperature returns to the low to mid-sixties in the middle and end of September, Lake Coeur d’Alene can become uncomfortable to swim in due to the high humidity.
After that, the temperatures drop substantially, reaching the 50s in October, the 40s in November, and the 30s in December and March, depending on when you go. The waters of Lake Coeur d’Alene are at their coldest in February, when the water temperature hovers around 32 degrees Fahrenheit.
In the past, the surface of Lake Coeur d’Alene has frozen solid throughout the winter months. Older folks used to drive over the lake in Model T Fords, which was a common sight. Many of these vehicles were unable to withstand the weight of the ice and crashed through it. There are still many Model T Fords buried beneath the surface of Lake Coeur d’Alene’s seafloor, dating back to the early 1900s.
Lake Coeur d’Alene Cruises offers year-round exploration of the lake.
A boat ride on Lake Coeur d’Alene with Lake Coeur d’Alene Cruises is the greatest way to see everything the lake has to offer all year long. We provide the best on-water experience possible, including temperature-controlled cruise boats, seasonal drinks and meals, sightseeing tours, and holiday party cruises, among other things. We provide both public and private cruises around the lake, as well as excursions to surrounding rivers. Contact us for more information.