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Gamlin Lake Recreation Site


Several rare and sensitive plant species, as well as moose, osprey and warm water fish species such as bass, perch and crappie flourish in Gamlin Lake’s unique and special wetland habitat.

Directions: 16 miles southeast of Sandpoint, Idaho.  Highway 95 south from Sandpoint for 4 miles then east on Sagle Road for 12 miles. Turn east onto Sagle Road about 6 miles south of Sandpoint, Idaho.  Proceed approximately 12 miles on Sagle Road and then turn right onto Glengary Road for about 1/2 mile to the parking area.


  • No fees 
  • Day-use only 
  • Use season: Year-round (note: trail is ungroomed and parking area is not plowed in winter)
  • No garbage collection – Pack out trash 
  • Non-motorized boat use/access 
  • Electric motors only when fishing, 10 hp limit (other boating activities) 
  • Vault toilet
  • Picnic Tables

Nearby Hiking

Gamlin Lake Trail

This gentle and easy trail loops through a forest overstory and provides foot access to Gamlin Lake.  The trail is closed to motorized and equestrian uses. The trail can be used for cross-country skiing during the winter but it is not groomed.


  • 3 miles of trails with three loops
  • Elevation Change: 2,160 – 2,200 feet 

Gamlin Lake Recreation Site

Gamlin Lake Trail