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Bayview, Idaho
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Coordinates: 47°58′49″N 116°33′37″W / 47.98028°N 116.56028°W / 47.98028; -116.56028Coordinates: 47°58′49″N 116°33′37″W / 47.98028°N 116.56028°W / 47.98028; -116.56028
Country United States
State Idaho
County Kootenai
Elevation
2,096 ft (639 m)
Time zone UTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP code
83803
Area codes 208, 986 Exchange: 683
GNIS feature ID 396083

Bayview is an unincorporated community in the northwest United States, located in Kootenai County, Idaho, north of Coeur d'Alene. On the southwest shore of Lake Pend Oreille, Bayview is seven miles (11 km) east-northeast of Athol. The community is served by State Highway 54 and a post office with ZIP code 83803; its approximate elevation is 2,100 feet (640 m) above sea level. Nearby is Farragut State Park, formerly the Farragut Naval Training Station, a major training facility during World War II.

The U.S. Navy's Acoustic Research Detachment operates from Bayview, testing new submarine and surface ship shapes and subsystems. It is a remote facility of the Naval Surface Warfare Center and under the command authority of Mr. Alan Griffitts, a native Idahoan.

Farragut State Park
Nestled at the foot of the Coeur d'Alene Mountains in the Bitterroot Range, Farragut State Park is four miles (6.5 km) west of Bayview. At 4,000 acres (6.3 sq mi; 16 km2), it is one of Idaho's largest state parks and borders Lake Pend Oreille.

Because of its size and variety of available activities, Farragut is excellent for hosting large gatherings. The park features a small beach, a trail network connected to Bayview, and disc golf courses. An excellent wildlife viewing area, Farragut is home to mountain goats, whitetail deer, badgers, black bears, coyotes, bobcats, and an occasional elk.

Lake Pend Oreille
Lake Pend Oreille offers over two hundred miles (320 km) of alpine fresh water shoreline and stretches over 42 miles (68 km) from Bayview to Sandpoint. Water sports include fishing, boating, water skiing, and swimming. Other attractions are camping, hiking and exploring, biking, with great hunting in the fall.

Events

Bayview Daze is the annual summer celebration for the town, usually held in early July.

Bayview is the home location for the Lake Pend Oreille Yacht Club. Lake Pend Oreille Yacht Club is a non-profit organization which promotes racing, cruising and educational activities on Lake Pend Oreille for sailors and people interested in sailing.

The Club began in 1977 by Keith Sheckler and others to promote sailing in Sandpoint, Idaho. The Club’s active racing program attracted sailors from all around the Inland Northwest. As its membership grew, its demographics shifted south, as more and more of its members were from Coeur d’Alene and Spokane. Racing at the south end of the lake grew and eventually the Club migrated south too, from Sandpoint to Bayview. To fill the void in the north, Keith Sheckler spearheaded the creation of the Sandpoint Sailing Association (SSA) which cooperates with LPOYC to provide many racing and cruising opportunities on Lake Pend Oreille.

Climate

Climate data for Bayview Model Basin, Idaho (2087 feet)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 36.0
(2.22)
39.0
(3.89)
46.6
(8.11)
55.6
(13.11)
64.5
(18.06)
71.7
(22.06)
80.4
(26.89)
79.8
(26.56)
69.3
(20.72)
55.4
(13)
42.7
(5.94)
34.9
(1.61)
56.3
(13.5)
Daily mean °F (°C) 29.7
(-1.28)
31.6
(-0.22)
37.7
(3.17)
44.6
(7)
51.7
(10.94)
58.5
(14.72)
64.9
(18.28)
64.5
(18.06)
55.6
(13.11)
44.7
(7.06)
35.7
(2.06)
28.5
(-1.94)
45.6
(7.56)
Average low °F (°C) 23.3
(-4.83)
24.1
(-4.39)
28.8
(-1.78)
33.6
(0.89)
39.0
(3.89)
45.3
(7.39)
49.4
(9.67)
49.1
(9.5)
41.9
(5.5)
34.0
(1.11)
28.7
(-1.83)
22.1
(-5.5)
34.9
(1.61)
Precipitation inches (mm) 2.71
(68.8)
1.82
(46.2)
2.40
(61)
2.03
(51.6)
2.30
(58.4)
1.81
(46)
1.02
(25.9)
1.06
(26.9)
1.20
(30.5)
1.92
(48.8)
3.56
(90.4)
2.70
(68.6)
24.53
(623.1)
Source: NOAA (normals 1981−2010)
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