Higgens Point- A Hidden Gem on Lake Coeur d’Alene

Looking for a new place to explore along Lake Coeur d’Alene? You should visit Higgens Point! Located just outside downtown Coeur d’Alene, this location is a local favorite with beautiful lake views and fun hiking trails.

Want to learn more about one of Lake Coeur d’Alene’s hidden gems? Keep reading below!

Where is Higgens Point?

Just east of downtown Coeur d’Alene, you can find Higgens Point along the North Idaho Centennial Trail. It is just a few miles from the hustle and bustle of downtown! You can access it by car or by boat and it’s the perfect place for a day of fun.

What can I do at Higgens?

At Higgens Point, there is an abundance of fun activities to enjoy! Among them include boating, hiking, swimming, and relaxing. 


Higgens Point is not only a beautiful outlook on Lake Coeur d’Alene but it’s also a functional boat launch and dock. So if you’re hoping to spend the day out on the east side of the lake near Beauty Bay, this may be the perfect spot for you to put the boat in the water or stop by for a visit.

Launch fees are $5 with parking included and overnight moorage is $10. Don’t wait all day to go, though, because this launch is a popular one and will get busy fast.


Since Higgens Point is located right on the Centennial Trail, you will find beautiful hiking trails and walking paths that take you around the lake. Take scenic photos of the water or explore nature with friends and family. Who knows, you might even see a few bald eagles when they migrate to Lake Coeur d’Alene during the winter!


Looking to take a nice swim in the lake while visiting Higgens Point? Good news, it’s the perfect spot for it! Being on the far east side of the lake, boat traffic is light and therefore, so are the wakes. Thus, you and your family can enjoy a peaceful afternoon along the shore and go swimming in near perfect, wake-free water. Your furry friends can even join you, just make sure to pick up after them.


Hoping to set up a couple of chairs and waste the day away? No problem. At Higgens point, there are plenty of spots along the waters edge for you to set up camp, throw out some chairs, and sit back as the day passes slowly by. Again, make sure to get there early during the summer season. The beach fills in quickly.

CDA rentals

Higgens Point is a local favorite and if you get the chance to go, you’ll see why. Want to experience Higgens Point to its fullest? Try arriving by boat! If you don’t already have one, Resort Boat Rentals can help you out. We offer pontoon boat rentals as well as sport boats, jet skis, and paddle boards. Whatever you’re looking for, we have it.

So what are you waiting for? Call us and plan a trip out to Higgens Point today!