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This is a place of tremendous natural beauty and
great historic interest.  It also has a museum so
ugly it is almost funny.  The park sits on a southern
arm of beautiful Lake Pend Oreille.  The legend is
that Eleanor Roosevelt overflew it and recalled
this lake when the need arose to find a safe place
to train submarine crews.  A sprawling submarine
training base was consequently built during WWII -
far inland and safe from attack.  Out of the
hundreds of buildings erected during the war, only
the former brig (naval prison) remains, which now
houses the museum.

The best feature of the park on a hot day is the
protected Beaver Bay swimming area.  A small
peninsula forms one side of the bay and provides
great views of the lake and steep hills beyond.  
The surrounding pine forest provides shade.

Farragut State Park Website

Farragut State Park Map

Photo Album

by Bob Kelly
Nye Beach
A branch of Lake Pend Oreille at Farragut State Park
Cabins for rent at Farragut State Park
1930s Ford work truck at the Farragut Naval Training Center Museum
The ugliest war memorial in front of the ugliest museum
Boating on Lake Pend Oreille
Steep hills plunge into Lake Pend Oreille
Beaver Bay swimming area at Farragut State Park