Black Lake

Flows into the Black Creek

  • Recommended Fishing Water

Black Lake in Kootenai County is 401.6 acres.


Motor Restriction
Boat Ramp
ADA Access


Drive to Black Lake, one of the Chain Lakes along the Coeur d'Alene River east of Coeur d'Alene Lake, via State Hwy 3. Near milepost 101, go west on S Upper Black Lake Rd, or near milepost 102.5, go west on E Black Lake Rd. When these roads converge, continue on E Black Lake Rd to the public access area at the north end of the lake. This part of the lake is adjacent to the Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes and the Coeur d'Alene River for more recreation options. All other shoreline along this lake is private property.

Recommended Game Fish

Species Observed in Surveys

Fish Stocking Records

No stocking records found for Black Lake.
Source: IDFG Fish Stocking Database.

Licenses and Tags

Learn more about IDFG Licenses, Tags & Permits

This lake is suitable for kayak or canoe. Fish and Game property on the north end of the lake, in cooperation with local partnerships, provides public access along the Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes as well as from the Coeur d'Alene River side channel. Boat ramps and fishing docks on the remainder of the lake are privately owned and not open to the public.

Fishing Rules

All Waters Open All Year

Except as modified in Special Rules
Fishing is not allowed within the posted upstream and downstream boundary of any fish weir or trap.

Daily Bag Limits

The following daily bag limits apply to all waters within each region except as modified in the Special Rules. The possession limit is 3-times the daily bag limit after the second day of the season.

Special Rules

Coeur d'Alene Indian Reservation
Panhandle Region Bag Limits
Bass (Largemouth and Smallmouth)
  • Bass limit is 6, both species combined
Brook Trout
  • Brook Trout limit is 25
Bull Trout
  • Bull Trout limit is 0, catch-and-release
  • Burbot limit is 6
Chinook Salmon (land-locked)
  • Chinook Salmon limit is 2, none under 20 inches
  • Kokanee limit is 15
  • Fishing for or targeting sturgeon in the Kootenai River is illegal
Tiger Muskie
  • Tiger Muskie limit is 2, none under 40 inches
Trout includes Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Golden Trout, Lake Trout, Rainbow Trout, Splake, Arctic Grayling, trout hybrids (e.g. Tiger Trout)
  • Trout limit is 6, all species combined
  • Does not include Bull Trout and Brook Trout which are listed separately
  • Whitefish limit is 25
All Other Fish Species includes bullfrogs and crayfish
  • No bag, size or possession limit
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