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Every five-years, Parks and Waterways fees are assessed by the Kootenai County Waterways Advisory Board. The Advisory Board then provides a recommendation to the Board of County Commissioners for consideration. In December of 2020, the Advisory Board recommended an increase to fees based on increased costs for operations, which the County Commissioners supported. See Resolution 2020-91 here.
The last fee increase occurred in 2014. We use funds collected from the sale of annual passes to pursue state grants necessary to make needed improvements to your boating facilities and provide ongoing maintenance. Notably, we have made more improvements to your local boating facilities in the past twelve-years than any other agency in the state! We accomplished this utilizing a combination of your boat launch fees, Waterways Improvement Fund grants, Boating Infrastructure grants, coupled with our genuine passion to provide you with the best boating facilities in the Pacific Northwest.
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Here are just some of the projects we completed for you over the past 10-years:
You have our word that we will continue to improve your boating facilities and other services we provide. Please contact us if there is anything we can do to improve your outdoor recreational experience.