Coeur d'Alene Field Office

Mineral Ridge Boat Launch  

This popular fishing access site on the east end of Coeur d'Alene Lake has a concrete launching ramp, docks and asphalt surfaced parking area.  Each winter from November–February, a migrating population of over 200 bald eagles visits the area to feed on spawning kokanee salmon.  BLM staff lead an interpretive viewing program from Christmas through New Year's during peak migration.


  • Day use only
  • $6 daily fee (parking/launching)
  • Seasonal Parking Pass/Boat Launch Fee: $40 (also valid for use at Blackwell Island)
  • Boat ramp
  • Mooring (day-use only)
  • Short-term moorage dock
  • Fishing docks
  • Vault toilet
  • Use season: Year-round

About nine miles east of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Take US-90 east from Coeur d'Alene for 8 miles to Wolf Lodge Bay (exit 22), then south on Highway 97 for one mile. It is on the south side of Wolf Lodge Bay. Mineral Ridge Scenic Area and National Recreation Trail lie one mile further down the road on Beauty Bay. 

Blue Creek Bay (foreground) with Wolf Lodge Bay and Mineral Ridge in middleground