Nearest Town: Sandpoint
Site Size: 1207 acres
Directions: From Bonners Ferry, travel S on US 95 ~13 mi (from Sandpoint, travel N on US 95 ~18 mi); just N of the McArthur Lake Dam turn W on McArthur Lake Rd (formerly CR 4) at the “Sportsman’s Access” sign; take the first L (S) to get to the parking area, restroom, and boat launch.
Description: This site supports over 2,000 ducks (American Wigeon, Mallard, Green-winged Teal, Lesser Scaup, Common Goldeneye, and Bufflehead) and Canada Goose during migration in the spring and fall. Significant populations of waterfowl, secretive marsh birds, and shorebirds nest here. American White Pelican and >100 shorebirds (Killdeer, Wilson’s Snipe, Greater Yellowlegs, Long-billed Dowitcher, Western, Spotted, and Solitary Sandpipers) can be seen in late summer. Nesting birds include Veery, Swainson’s Thrush, and Vaux’s Swift. Bald Eagle nest here regularly.
IDFG (208) 769-1414
Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce (208) 263-2161