Parks & Waterways

  1. Parking lot leading to boat launch at lake

    New fees for Kootenai County Parks and Waterways

    New fees for Kootenai County Parks and Waterways Read on...
  2. RV dump station

    RV DUMP WATER ON

    ATTENTION RV DUMP CUSTOMERS: The water has been turned on for the season at the RV Dump at 250 E Dalton Ave. in Coeur d’Alene. Read on...
  3. Image of a marine pumpout on a dock

    Vessel Pump-outs turned on for the 2021 Boating Season

    ATTENTION BOATERS: Lake Coeur d’Alene Vessel pump-outs at Third Street, Carlin Bay, Eleventh Street and Harrison docks have been turned on for the 2021 boating season. Read on...
View All
Boat, Snowmobile, OHV or Motorbike registrations must be done through Idaho Parks and Recreation Department. Register online through the Parks and Rec Website , or call 1-888-922-6743 or 1-800-247-6332.

IDPR now has email customer support helpful for customers having online issues. That email address is IDPRCustomerSupport@idpr.idaho.gov.

The local Parks and Recreation Office is located at 2885 W Kathleen Ave, Coeur d'Alene and can be reached by calling 208-769-1511. Registrations may also be done at any State Park (Farragut, Heyburn, Priest Lake, Round Lake, Dworshak, or Hell's Gate).

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."

  1. 1
  2. 2

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

Funding Graph

Parks and Waterways Funding