Canoe or Kayak: Canoe or kayak
into Canada from downtown Bonners Ferry. Or, start from the
Montana Border and linger through a 2 day class 1&2 into
Canada. One hundred and twenty miles of unbroken river takes
you through gorgeous winding wilderness, shoreline otters,
and wonderful solitude. A very quiet river. Check local authorities
Hiking Trails. Hundreds of
miles of forest and trails meander throughout North Idaho.
Visit waterfalls, lakes and hidden valleys. Visit the Forest
Service Station in Bonners for maps.
Falls, Naples, Idaho. Directions: Go north
from Sandpoint on Highway 95 to Naples. Turn left on the old
highway 95 and go about 5 miles, passing the Deep Creek Inn.
You will cross a railroad crossing, keep following the road
until you see a brown Forest Service sign on the right hand
side of the road. Turn left off of the old highway 95 and
follow the road until it turns to dirt and forms a Y intersection.
Take forest service road 402, on the left going up the hill
for about 2 miles. There is no definite parking lot, just
a pull out near the trail head. (I attached a picture of it).
It's beautiful and about a mile hike to the lower and upper
Falls: 1 mile South of Eastport (Canadian
Border). Easy mile hike on groomed trail to the falls.
and Swinging Bridge
A must experience about 20 miles from Blue Lake.
Cross the bridge and enjoy the views. Easy hike off the highway.
Roman Nose Lakes
Deep hikes into the Selkirk Mountains. Home
of Grizzlies and Caribou (Reindeer). Beautiful hikes to three
alpine lakes. Or you can just drive up as far as you can.
Easy Geocache (GPS)
Treasure Hunts within 12 miles of Blue Lake. These
drives/hikes will take you off the beaten path to beautiful
areas and outstanding views in our area. If you are not familiar
in this popular adult activity, visit www.geocaching.com
to learn more.
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May-Oct, Bonners Ferry. I lively little market right downtown,
full of goodies and food. Meet the locals and other tourists
at this locals favorite weekly event!
Hunting & Fishing
- Kootenai River: This river holds the
STATE RECORD RAINBOW TROUT at 33.1 LBS.
It was was caught in 1998.
- Blue Lake: We're stocking our lake
on June 17th with 9"-11" rainbow trout. This
year will be catch and release
only, as we want them to reproduce. We require
barbless hooks. We sell them in the office
too. You can keep the catfish! You do not
need a fishing license at Blue Lake, but we do have a
day use fee.
- Robinson Lake
- Brush Lake
- Smith Lake: Catching trout on worms
- McCarthy Lake
- Samuels Lake
Wildlife at Blue Lake: White-tailed
deer, moose, elk, Caribou, bald eagles, painted turtles, Blue
Heron, Ducks, Geese, Frogs, Pileated Woodpecker (Woody Woodpecker),
Fisherking birds and Buffelhead Ducks (both water divers and
entertaining to watch. Muskrat, all types of small birds.
Ducks & Turtles
- Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge.
This 2,774 acre refuge provides resting and feeding habitat
for migrating water fowl such as American Widgeons, Tundra
Swans, Osprey and Bald Eagles in the spring - Northern
Harries, Red-Tailed Hawks and many other forms of wild
life. The viewing route is approximately 4 miles, accessible
by car, biking or hiking. Open to visitors daily, office
hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Phone: (208) 267-3888.
Bonners Ferry Attractions
River Inn and Casino.
Open 24-hours a day, the Casino sits on the Kootenai
River and is walking distance to downtown Bonners Ferry.
It has nearly 500 machines with massive progressive Jackpots.
Take advantage of the Spa and and eat at their spectacular
restaurant overlooking the river.
Mirror Lake Golf Course is
surrounded by beautiful scenery and features a 9-hole course
and driving range. Open April-Nov.
Heritage Museum, Bonner Ferry.
Explore area history at the Heritage Museum. (Seasonal)
Call 406-293-7521 for more information.
- Kootenai River Run, June 14th, 2008
- Fourth of July Parade, July 4th
- Crazy Daze July 11-12
- Boundary County Fair, August 12-17
- Canine Caper 5k Run w/Dogs, May 7th, 2009
- Event Calender. Click
Annual Kootenai River Ride, September 13th.
Bonners Ferry. Enjoy the fall view as you pedal your
bike along the great Kootenai River and travel to all
the Boundary County Locations. All routes are paved
and full of spectacular scenery with the potential to
view wildlife, waterfowl and Myrtle Creek Water Fall
(10 minute walk).
& RV Links
to the many Businesses that support our RV Resort
Sandpoint (Century 21)
Point (Crystals, Gems and Jewelry)
Ferry Real Estate (Joe Ferrell)
- Les Schwab Tires (BF) 208-267-2411
- Under the Sun (Gifts, Bistro) 208-267-6467
- Mane Street Hair (Salon) 208-267-1170
- Beachy Buildings (Post Frame) 208-267-8592
- Chic-n-Chop Restaurant 208-267-2431
- Harvest Foods 7168 1st St. Bonners Ferry
- Massage (Donna McCandless) 208-267-9882
- Bonners Ferry Glass (locksmithing too) 208-267-3195
- Mirror Lake Golf Course 208-267-5314
- Finan Mcdonald (clothing) 208-263-3622