Bayview, Idaho

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Bayview, Idaho
Bayview is located in Idaho
Bayview
Bayview
Bayview is located in the United States
Bayview
Bayview
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
CountryUnited States
StateIdaho
CountyKootenai
Elevation
2,096 ft (639 m)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP code
83803
Area code(s)208, 986 Exchange: 683
GNIS feature ID396083[1]

Bayview is an unincorporated community in Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. Bayview is located on the southwest shore of Lake Pend Oreille, 7 miles (11 km) east-northeast of Athol. it lies on the southern shores of the biggest and deepest lake. The community is served by Idaho State Highway 54. Bayview has a post office with ZIP code 83803.[2] It is home to Farragut State Park, which occupies the location of the former Farragut Naval Training Station.

The U.S. Navy's Acoustic Research Detachment operates from Bayview, testing new submarine and surface ship shapes and subsystems.[3]

Judge Tom Rickhoff of San Antonio, Texas, was born in Bayview in 1944.[4]

The Acoustic Research Detachment is a remote facility of the Naval Surface Warfare Center and under the command authority of Mr. Alan Griffitts, a native Idahoan.

Farragut

Farragut State Park, nestled at the foot of the Coeur d'Alene Mountains in the Bitterroot Range, is just 4 miles to the west of Bayview. At 4,000 acres, it is one of Idaho's largest state parks and borders Lake Pend Oreille.

Because of its size and variety of available activities, Farragut State Park is excellent for hosting large gatherings. The Park features a small beach, a trail network connected to Bayview, and Disc Golf Courses. It is also an excellent wildlife viewing area and is home to mountain goats, whitetail deer, badgers, black bears, coyotes, bobcats and an occasional elk.[5]

Lake Pend Oreille

Lake Pend Oreille offers over 200 miles of beautiful fresh water shoreline and stretches over 42 miles from Bayview to Sandpoint. You can indulge your adventurous side with water sports including fishing, boating, water skiing and swimming. If you don’t want to get your feet wet, there are plenty of other attractions including camping, hiking and exploring, biking and great hunting in the fall.[5]

Climate[edit]

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
(2.2)
39.0
(3.9)
46.6
(8.1)
55.6
(13.1)
64.5
(18.1)
71.7
(22.1)
80.4
(26.9)
79.8
(26.6)
69.3
(20.7)
55.4
(13.0)
42.7
(5.9)
34.9
(1.6)
56.3
(13.5)
Daily mean °F (°C) 29.7
(−1.3)
31.6
(−0.2)
37.7
(3.2)
44.6
(7.0)
51.7
(10.9)
58.5
(14.7)
64.9
(18.3)
64.5
(18.1)
55.6
(13.1)
44.7
(7.1)
35.7
(2.1)
28.5
(−1.9)
45.6
(7.6)
Average low °F (°C) 23.3
(−4.8)
24.1
(−4.4)
28.8
(−1.8)
33.6
(0.9)
39.0
(3.9)
45.3
(7.4)
49.4
(9.7)
49.1
(9.5)
41.9
(5.5)
34.0
(1.1)
28.7
(−1.8)
22.1
(−5.5)
34.9
(1.6)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 2.71
(69)
1.82
(46)
2.40
(61)
2.03
(52)
2.30
(58)
1.81
(46)
1.02
(26)
1.06
(27)
1.20
(30)
1.92
(49)
3.56
(90)
2.70
(69)
24.53
(623)
Source: NOAA (normals 1981−2010)[6]

Events

Bayview, Idaho is located right next to Farragut State Park. This was used as a U.S. Navy Training base back when World War II was happening.

Every year they have Bayview Daze. An annual event for the town.

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.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Bayview, Idaho
  2. ^ ZIP Code Lookup Archived June 15, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Rogoway, Tyler (June 14, 2014). "The Navy's Most Vital And Secretive Submarine Base Is In... Idaho?!?". Foxtrot Alpha. Retrieved April 10, 2016.
  4. ^ "Judge Rickhoff's Bio". tomrickhoff.blogspot.com. August 5, 2009. Retrieved March 2, 2015.
  5. ^ a b "http://www.bayviewidaho.org/". bayviewidaho.org. Retrieved 2020-09-29. External link in |title= (help)
  6. ^ "Normals Monthly Station Details". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved June 26, 2015.
  7. ^ "Lake Pend Oreille Yacht Club". 2020.

4. https://www.bayviewidaho.org/index.html