The cities of Hayden and Hayden Lake both border the western shores of Hayden Lake. About 4,000 acres in size with 40 miles of shoreline, the lake hosts one full service marina and two public boat launches. Honeysuckle is a sandy beach with a roped swim area, dock, public change house and restrooms. Fishing and water sports are popular pastimes on the lake.
In addition to boasting Idaho’s first 18-hole golf course, the Hayden Lake Country Club, another PGA-rated golf course, Avondale on Hayden, is nearby and open to public play. Tennis courts are available at the course as well as in the city park, which is located on Government Way near Hayden City Hall. Hayden Lake offers some of the most desired lakefront living in North Idaho. Its close proximity to Spokane and Coeur d’Alene and the many recreational opportunities available are enhanced by the limited access and peaceful water traffic. The “Gold Coast”, as some parts of the shoreline of Hayden Lake are called, offer spectacular views. With the proximity of the Coeur d’Alene Airport and its surrounding industrial property, Hayden is experiencing successful “family friendly” community growth.