Sandpoint is located in Bonner County in beautiful northern Idaho. It has a population of 7,647 residents. Many people that move to this area come because of its simple beauty. Sandpoint is built against the northern shore of pristine Lake Pend Oreille and at the foot of the Selkirk Mountains. Lake Pend Oreille is the largest natural lake in Idaho and is one of the largest in the U.S.. Each year tourists come from all over for the excellent skiing and the many multitudes of outdoor recreational opportunities such as golfing, resorts, camping and sports. Add to that great schools, economy and the spirit of community that make Sandpoint, Idaho a top notch area in which to live or play. Other nearby communities include Ponderay, Dover, Kootenai, Hope, East Hope, Priest River, Athol, Clark Fork and Spokane, Washington which is 78 miles distance.