When is the museum open?
We are open during the Summer with hours 10:00-4:00 Tuesday – Sunday (Closed Mondays except Holidays) We welcome visitors from Memorial Day weekend through September so in early June and after Labor Day, we are open weekends only.
What is the museum tour like?
You can explore the exhibits in the museum at your own pace. We are not very big, but we present numerous exhibits on Priest Lake history and nature topics. We also present a featured exhibit which changes every two years. Outdoor exhibit panels dot our grounds.
Will my kids enjoy the museum?
We offer activities for kids in our section on Priest Lake wildlife. Our exhibits offer a great opportunity for sharing memories between generations. If kids get restless, they can always go play on the beach!
Where do I park and how much does it cost?
We have a small parking lot with a narrow turn around. If you have an RV or are towing something, be sure to park along Lakeshore Road and walk down our short drive. The museum is free, but we appreciate donations.
Is the museum wheelchair accessible?
The museum, outdoor exhibits, nature garden, and the bathroom are all accessible to people with disabilities.
Can I come by boat?
We don’t have a dock and to keep it safe for beach users, beaching a boat is not allowed.
What is the museum’s relationship with U.S. Forest Service?
The Priest Lake Museum is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization run by a volunteer board of directors. In 1990, the U.S. Forest Service invited the museum to offer exhibits and a visitor center at their 1935 CCC Luby Bay Ranger Station Log Cabin. Our cooperative agreement continues under a special permit with the U.S. Forest Service.
Is there a gift shop?
We have books, maps, and DVDs relating to Priest Lake for sale. Cash only
How can I access your collection and archives?
Contact Us and we can schedule a time to meet with you. Also, be sure to explore the Virtual Priest Lake History tab.
What if I have something I want to donate to the museum?
Contact Us and someone from our collection committee will get back to you. Keep in mind we collect only things related directly to Priest Lake, items we don’t already have, and items we can take care of properly. For photographs and archive materials, we can scan your originals and return them back to you. We do not buy objects for the collection.
What if I want to volunteer with the museum?
We would appreciate it! Most of our volunteers work as hosts welcoming visitors coming to the museum. Contact Us and will connect you with our Volunteer Coordinator.