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Eloika Lake

Seven miles in length and one mile wide, this lake in former years was surrounded by heavy forests, but logging operations followed by destructive fires left little except patches of scrub pine and ugly, blackened scars as of 1941. Since then, however, the devastation caused by heavy industry is no longer visible, and the surrounding country shows evidence of successful reforestation.

It’s said that Eloika was the original name given the lake by Pend Oreille Indians, but there has been disagreement on its meaning