Priest River sits at an elevation of 2,100 ft, and enjoys a four-season climate. An annual rainfall of 23 inches and annual snowfall of 72 inches Summer temperatures rarely exceed 90 degrees. There are plenty of rivers and lakes offer fishing, swimming, boating, and water skiing.
The quiet community of Priest River is centered around the joining of two pristine rivers, Pend Oreille River and Priest River. Priest River sits 7 miles east of Washington and 23 miles West of Sandpoint, on the Western end of Bonner County. Priest River has a population of approximately 1,700 residents, based on an economy driven by tourism and timber. Priest River is a great place for year round living or a vacation get away.