Introduction to Sandpoint, Idaho
Sandpoint, Idaho, in Bonner county, is located 58 miles NE of Spokane, Washington (center to center) and 271 miles E of Seattle, Washington. As of the year 2000 census, 6,835 people resided in Sandpoint.
The area now covered by the City of Sandpoint was used by the Salish Tribes as a summer camping ground. David Thompson explored the area in 1807. The European and the Chinese settlers first came in the city in the 1880s. The area was originally served by the Northern Pacific Railroad. It was incorporated in 1898. Lumber was one of the major industries of the area. In fact, there were several lumber companies that operated in the city since 1896.
Sandpoint and nearby Attractions
- Round Lake State Park
- Bonner County Historical Museum
- Schweitzer Mountain
- Memorial Park Historical Museum
Things To Do In Sandpoint
Sandpoint is home to the Memorial Park Historical Museum. You can also take a look around the Bonner County Historical Museum to discover some of the area's history. Visitors can also opt for the Montana Rockies Rail Tours while in the city. Sandpoint offers facilities for boating, skiing, hiking, and fishing. Sandpoint also hosts several events including the Bonner County Fair, Timberfest, Festival at Sandpoint, Winter Carnival, Fall Fest Outdoor Music Festival, and Schweitzer Bluegrass Festival every year.
One can avail flights from Coeur D'alene Air Terminal.
Sandpoint Higher Education
North Idaho College, Gonzaga University, Eastern Washington University, and several other colleges and universities provide facilities for higher education.