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Round Lake State Park

Nearest Town: Sandpoint
Site Size: 200 acres

Highlights: Raptors, Shorebirds, Songbirds, Upland Birds, Waterbirds, Waterfowl

Access: Year-round. Access free of charge.

Site Location

Directions: From Sandpoint, US 95 S 8 mi; R (W) at mp 468.5; 1.6 mi to winter entrance or 1.8 mi to summer entrance.

Description: Round Lake State Park encompasses a 58-acre, glacially created, pothole lake encircled by coniferous forest. A foot trail around the lake and along Cocolalla Creek takes you under canopies of a wide variety of Idaho’s trees. The lake supports nesting Osprey and Great Blue Heron. Numerous bird species include Northern Flicker, Steller’s Jay, Mountain Bluebird, Cedar Waxwing, and Western Tanager. Ducks and geese use the lake until late winter.

More Information:
IDPR (208) 263-3489
Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce (208) 263-2161

Round Lake State park
Photo Copyright Idaho Travel Council
Great Blue Heron chicks
Photo Copyright Keith Carlson
Stellar's Jay
Photo Copyright Keith Carlson

General Services:
ParkingRestroomsNo PhoneBoardwalkCampgroundPicnic AreaNo Observation AreaVisitor CenterInterpretive Material AvailableBoat RampNo ConcessionsHiking TrailsNo HuntingFishingWater SportsNo OHV/ATVs AllowedNo Horseback Riding

Handicapped Services:
ParkingRestroomsNo PhoneCampgroundPicnic AreaNo Observation AreaVisitor CenterInterpretive MaterialsBoat RampNo ConcessionsHiking Trails
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low elevation mixed conifer Graph illustrating 55% 55%
marshes/lakes/ponds Graph illustrating 30% 30%
other Graph illustrating 15% 15%

Best Observation Times
Bird Species Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec AM/PM
Raptors N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N ALL
Shorebirds N N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N ALL
Songbirds N N N N Y Y Y Y Y N N N ALL
Upland Birds N N N N N N N N N N N N
Waterbirds N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N ALL
Waterfowl N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N ALL
Target Species for this Site

Select a species from the list to view other sites on the Idaho Birding Trail Sites this species may be observed.

    Bittern, Herons and IbisesCorvidsGeese, Swans and DucksHawks and EaglesTanagersThrushesWaxwingsWoodpeckers


    R - Resident 1 - Abundant, easily found s - Statewide
    M - Migrant 2 - Common, but sometimes difficult to find e - Southeast
    W - Winter 3 - Uncommon or local w - Southwest
    S - Summer 4 - Rare or very local c - Central
    5 - Casual, 3-10 accepted records p - Panhandle (North)
    6 - Accidental, 1-2 accepted records
    7 - Experimental
    (B) - Documented breeding evidence(End) - Threatened or Endangered
    (b) - Circumstantial breeding evidence(Int.) - Introduced species

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