Parks & Waterways

  1. Upper Twin Boat Launch will be CLOSED for Maintenance

    The Upper Twin Boat Launch will be CLOSED for maintenance: TUESDAY, MAY 21, 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Read on...
  2. Vessel Pump-outs turned on for the 2019 Boating Season

    ATTENTION BOATERS: Vessel Pump-Outs at Eleventh Street, Carlin Bay and Harrison docks are now operational for the 2019 boating season. Read on...
  3. RV DUMP WATER ON

    ATTENTION RV DUMP CUSTOMERS: The water has been turned on for the season at the RV Dump. Read on...
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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