A fun little resort town, where the trail meets the lake
Harrison has public docks, a boat launch, shoreline campground, sandy beach, and relaxing, friendly atmosphere.
Harrison is a favorite base for people exploring the Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes.
It's officially a city, but historic Harrison has the atmosphere of a quaint village. It's been a favorite vacation destination for Inland Northwest visitors since the early 1900s.
Harrison is 28 miles (45 km) south of Interstate 90 on the Lake Coeur d'Alene Scenic Byway, (Hwy. 97). Take the Wolf Lodge/Harrison exit, # 22.
Public Restrooms are in northeast corner of the city park. They are open seasonally. The vault toilet at the Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes trailhead across from the public beach is open year round.
Cell Phones that operate on Verizon towers work in Harrison. ATT customers will have to drive up by the school on Harrison Flats for service. But guess what? There is still a phone booth on the corner next to the playground! Maybe we should turn it into a roadside attraction!
When You Visit in Winter...
People flock to Harrison on warm summer days and it draws crowds on weekends and during special events. But it has a quiet side in winter and early spring.That makes it a great destination for a peaceful lakeside getaway where you can be renewed by the beauty of nature. Here is what to expect if you come during the cold months:
One Shot Charlie's restaurant and bar is open daily with lunch and dinner served from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. (9 p.m. on Saturday). The lounge is open later. If you come on Friday, you will be amazed at all the people that show up for $1.50 taco night!
Harrison Trading Post is a full service grocery store with a selection of coffees, bakery, and deli goods, open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in winter.
Lakeview Lodge motel and Osprey Inn B&B are open year round.
The Tin Cup espresso cafe is open Friday - Sunday. Call to ask about weekday hours. They usually take a vacation during winter, so if espresso is an important part of your life, call before coming, or you will have to drive 18 miles to St. Maries. 208-689-3088
WIFI is available at One Shots, the Tin Cup, the lodgings, and the Harrison Library.
Gas up before coming to Harrison.
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