The Panhandle of Idaho boasts three of Idaho’s big lakes and fish-filled rivers. These northern waters are home to coldwater natives, such as Westslope cutthroat, rainbow, and bull trout, as well as tiger muskie, lake trout, kokanee, chinook, and bass. Nine of Idaho’s eleven big game animals can be found in North Idaho – white-tailed deer, elk, mountain goat, moose, bear, mountain lion, and wolves. The area is an outdoor enthusiasts playground.
Elevations in the Panhandle range from 1750 feet on the Kootenai River at the Canadian border to 7690 at Illinois Peak.