“The goal of the Association shall be the improvement and ultimate preservation of the historic natural values of Twin Lakes for all users.”

A 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization #82-0394746 – Incorporated October 4, 1956

Projects

The Twin Lakes Improvement Association continues to strive for the betterment of Twin Lakes through ongoing projects. View them here.

Resources

Find out what the Twin Lakes Improvement Association is up to and what is happening around the lake.

How To Help

Get involved today by helping us in person with ongoing projects or donating to our cause today.

Events

View our yearly event calendar here to see upcoming events from on and around the lakes.

Lake Level

Use our live graphs and charts to know the lake water level and snow depth any day of the year.

Recent Twin Lakes News:

Dredging the channel

October 31, 2022

Sediment is being removed from the channel between Upper and Lower Twin Lakes to improve water quality for wildlife, boaters and the overall community.

The Twin Lakes Improvement Association, a nonprofit formed in 1956 to improve and preserve the historic natural values of Twin Lakes, is working with Idaho Fish and Game, and has retained the services of Envirodredge to remove approximately 8,600 cubic yards of organic material and 330 pounds of phosphorus to improve navigation and water quality in the channel.

The Channel Sediment Removal Project will deepen the navigation corridor to 50 feet wide and up to 7 feet deep, removing 2 feet of sediment on the channel floor. No lily pads or wetlands will be removed…

Twin Lakes Idaho Channel Dredging
Twin Lakes Idaho Channel Dredge Filter Bags
Congratulations Steven for Winning the boat

Congratulations!

Steven is the 2022 winner!

2022 BASS BUGGY 16 XL
w/Mercury 50 ELPT FourStroke raffle!

Tickets were purcahsed at:

  • Rathdrum Trading Post Hardware
  • Super 1 Foods
  • Seright’s Ace Hardware
  • Twin Lakes Trading Post
  • Moondallars Bistro
  • Miller’s Harvest Food in Spirit Lake

Drawing was held on August 5, 2022 at 8:00pm at Twin Lakes Village.

A Little About Us

Twin Lakes, previously named Fish Lake, became a popular vacation spot in the early 1900’s. People arrived at the lake by horse-drawn wagon or train.  A dam was constructed in 1906. The Twin Lakes Improvement Association was formed in 1956 and continues to strive for the betterment of Twin Lakes. Furthermore, the lakes have remained throughout the years an enticing and unpretentious place for recreation including fishing, swimming, boating and waterskiing.

A Rich History

Twin Lakes, previously named Fish Lake, became a popular vacation spot in the early 1900’s. People arrived at the lake by horse-drawn wagon or train. Several steam-powered boats served the lake by picking people up and ferrying them to their destinations and by delivering groceries to vacationers’ cabins. Twin Lakes had a sociable atmosphere created by various hotels, resorts, dance halls and boat parades. Bing Crosby, prior to his notoriety, and his cohorts performed locally and were known to canoe to Rathdrum via the creek on Saturday evening.

Beautiful Northern Idaho

The two lakes, joined by a channel, are about five miles long. There are currently over 684 residences around Twin Lakes. The lakes have remained throughout the years an enticing and unpretentious place for recreation including fishing, swimming, boating and waterskiing..

Rathdrum, ID

Five miles north of Rathdrum, ID on Highway 41.