Spending by Boat Owners on Powerboating in Kootenai County
Idaho State Parks and Recreation conducted a study, Economic Impact and Importance of Power Boating in Idaho (December 2016), to show the financial impact of power boating by county. There are 96,845 registered boat owners in Idaho. Powerboat owners in Idaho spend approximately $335 million annually and make approximately 411.,559 power boating trips. As you can imagine, Kootenai County is the #1 boating destination in Idaho. Kootenai County boat owners are also #1 in spending related to power boats. The bulk of the spending by boat owners in Kootenai County is related to boats, trailers, equipment and parts, and maintenance and repairs.