Recreational Facilities

The city’s challenging, panoramic 9-hole golf course is on par with any fine golf course anywhere. The St. Maries Golf Course is in a beautiful setting with paved golf cart trails, a club house, and restaurant. Adult recreation leagues, including a softball complex owned by the adult softball association, complement other recreation activities. The city’s parks, swimming pool and tennis courts complement the local bowling alley to...

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Whitewater Rafting or Kayaking

Idaho Whitewater – St. Maries River, Clearwater Mountains, Benewah County  Benewah County, Mashburn to St. Joe River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information. CLASS II-III 22.4 miles In comparison to other river stretches in Idaho, this one is easier. The Mashburn to St. Joe River stretch of St. Maries River in Idaho is 22.4 miles long and has been rated as a class II-III section by American Whitewater. The rivers...

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Motor-cross and ATV

Motor-cross enthusiasts delight in the miles of groomed trails offered by St. Maries. There are over 1400 acres available just outside St. Maries for motor-cross. In surrounding Benewah and Shoshone counties, the miles and miles of trails are endless for motor-cross and ATV riding in the summer....

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Water Sports

The finest recreational opportunities are plentiful in this incredibly beautiful area of rivers and lakes. Some of the best boating and water recreation anywhere can be found in St. Maries on the St. Joe River, St. Maries River, Coeur d’Alene Lake and its “chain lakes” surrounding the area. The fact that this vast water system is set in some of the country’s most beautiful scenery makes this system unparalleled. St. Joe...

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Bicycling

Rails-to-Trails Trail of the Coeur D’ Alenes The “Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes” is one of the most spectacular and popular bike trails in the western United States. The Trail of The Coeur d’Alenes nearly spans the Panhandle of Idaho as it runs along rivers, beside lakes and through Idaho’s historic Silver Valley. Much of the trail today follows the original Union Pacific rail line, giving it a gentle grade....

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Winter Sports

North Idaho has the snow and terrain to create a snowmobile paradise. Snowmobiling is one of the area’s fastest growing sports. Because St. Maries is located in the Bitter Root Mountains, ski areas and snowmobiling opportunities are plentiful. In winter months snowmobiling enthusiasts delight in miles of groomed trails and good snow. There are over 600 acres available just outside St. Maries for snowmobiling. Xmas Hills Recreation area is...

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