Mel Roy recalls his blister rust camp experience with his son Mark

Melvin Roy talked with his son Mark about his Blister Rust camp summer in 1944 when he came to Priest River. As a 15 year old, he took the Empire Builder train from his home in Minneapolis to Priest River....

Earle and Judy Ruddach share stories about generations at their vacation cabin on Priest Lake

Earle Ruddach and his wife Judy shared stories about their family time at Priest Lake. Earle’s family from Newport acquired a state lot at Cape Horn about 1950. They built their cabin by moving materials from Elkins on a WWII...

David Low shares memories with his 97 year old mother Alice Yee

Music professor David Low interviews his 97-year old mother Alice Yee about their family relationship with Priest Lake through 60 years of changes. They started camping at Reeder Bay in the early 1950s when it was pretty primitive. They had...

Ron Walker, interviewed by his grandson Max Kendall, recalls his years at Outlet Bay and changes in fishing at Priest Lake.

Max Kendall interviewed his grandfather Ron Walker, a fierce advocate of the Outlet. Ron shared his fishing adventures dating back to when he could rent a cabin for the whole season at Elkins for $500. He lamented decisions that transformed...

Nine-year-old Ronan Rasmussen interviews his grandfather Gary James about the family cabin on the Outlet at Priest Lake

Ronan Rasmussen interviewed his grandfather Gary James about the history of the family cabin on the Outlet at Priest Lake. Gary is a boat builder and passed that history to Ronan. Ronan loves to fishing and they tell fish stories...

Amber Abbas talks with Jamison Warren about family ties at Priest Lake that survive lots of changes and 9/11.

Amber Abbas interviews her partner Jamison Warren about his relationship with Priest Lake and the family cabins on Kalispell Bay. He shares his memories of summers with grandparents, uncles and cousins skiing, hiking, and exploring. After his parents decided to...

Damon Runberg interviews his grandma Jeanne McAlexander Tomlin about family ties at Priest Lake

Damon Runberg talked to his grandma Jeanne Tomlin about her family’s long ties to Priest Lake, dating back to 1898 when her great grandfather arrived as a timber Cruiser from Wisconsin. Her family has been at the lake ever since,...

Sisters Carol McVicker and Teresa von Marbod talk about their family cabin on Kalispell Bay at Priest Lake, Idaho

Sisters Carol and Teri share stories about their family cabin on Kalispell Bay. Their family first came to vacation 100 years ago, when their greatgrandparents came for their honeymoon in 1916. They focus on the relationships created at the lake,...

Elizabeth Thomson and Thomas Heberlein talk about Neopit USFS recreational residence cabin on Priest Lake, Idaho

Thomas Heberlein interviewed his wife Elizabeth Thomson about her family’s summer cabin on Forest Service land at Priest Lake. They were awarded one of the last permits at Priest Lake in the late 1950s . Betty talked about the summer...