Hayden Lake is a special place that many call home, and so many more visit every summer. It retains the natural, rugged beauty that has attracted us to its shores for generations.
Residents and visitors alike, please join our culture of care for Hayden Lake and learn how to recreate safely in its watershed.
We want the Hayden Lake we love to be here for us, our children, even our grandchildren as far into the future as our imaginations can take us. That’s why we developed the It’s Extraordinary poster and Welcome to Hayden Lake Info Sheet. These are simple reminders of how to enjoy Hayden Lake’s beauty safely. Please download, print, and share them with your guests, family, and friends.
In these documents, we summarized some of the area’s rules and regulations to the best of our ability. But we’re not lawyers! So please check out the official sources below for extra detail and guidance.
- For information about speed, restricted zones, age limits, County dock and ramp usage, equipment requirements, etc. see Kootenai County’s Boating Rules and Regulations page.
- To report Kootenai County Ordinance violations, contact Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office Marine Division dispatch at 208-446-1300.
- Stay abreast of forest fire activity through the Idaho Fire Info website.
- Check other current conditions such as weather, road status, streamflow, and winter, refer to the Idaho Forest Service Current Conditions page.
- Concerned about possible Cyanobacteria (Blue-Green Algae) in Hayden Lake? The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality can provide the up-to-date information you need. Report a problem and check for current HABs on their Cyanobacteria Harmful Algal Blooms page.