Parks & Waterways

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  2. ICE DAMAGE 2022 (4)

    Docks at Spokane Point Boat Launch moved for the winter

    The boat launch at Spokane Point is open, however, the docks have been moved for winter storage to prevent ice damage. The docks will be moved back in the spring as soon as weather allows. We plan to store the docks every winter until further notice.
  3. Parking lot leading to boat launch at lake

    Docks at the Upper Twin Boat Launch moved for the winter

    The boat launch at Upper Twin is open, however, the docks are moved for winter storage to prevent ice damage. Read on...
  4. RV dump station

    Water shut off at the RV Dump

    ATTENTION RV DUMP USERS: The water has been turned off for the winter at the RV Dump at 250 E Dalton Avenue. The RV dump will still be usable all winter, but water will not be available until spring.
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The Department of Parks and Waterways is responsible for the management, development and maintenance of park and marine facilities owned by Kootenai County.

Our mission is clear: "Provide recreational users of our parks and waterways safe, clean and suitable facilities, which best meet their needs in the most cost-effective way possible."

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Fast Facts

Kootenai County is the largest boating community in the State of Idaho with approximately 20,000 registered boaters and just over 44,000 navigable acres for boaters to enjoy.

The Parks and Waterways Department manages and maintains:

  • 10 Parks totaling over 162 acres
  • 3 Cemeteries
  • 8.6 miles of Recreational Trails
  • 21 boat launches
  • 5 marine vessel pump-outs
  • 52,000 square feet of dock at 25 different locations
  • 1 RV dump station
  • 14 public restrooms, of which 2 are floating restroom buildings
  • 19 PATONS  (navigational lights and markers)
  • 21 regulatory buoys
  • 9 public mooring buoys
  • Hayden Spillway

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Parks and Waterways Funding