Parks & Waterways

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    NEW BOATING RULES AT COUNTY FACILITIES

    Attention Boaters: The Board of County Commissioners recently approved Resolution 2018-35, instating two new rules: • Quiet hours are from 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. • “Rafting” of boats that are moored at county docks is prohibited. Read on...
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    DMV now selling County Boat Launch Annual Pass

    ATTENTION BOATERS: We are happy to announce that the Kootenai County Annual Boat Launch Pass is now available for purchase at the DMV (Vehicle Licensing Offices) in Coeur d'Alene and Post Falls. 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