Blackwell Island Boat Launch and Recreation Site opens for the season on Thursday May 21. The site is open from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. Day and season passes can be purchased on site at either of the two credit card machines at the site. Payment of fees is encouraged by credit card or check; no cash please. Season passes are also available by calling 208-769-5000. Day and season passes can be purchased at either of the two credit card machines located at the site.
Coeur d' Alene Field Office 3815 N Schreiber Way Coeur d' Alene, ID 83815
Head south from Coeur d Alene on Highway 95 for approximately two miles. The entrance to Blackwell Island is the first right after crossing the Spokane River.
Day use fee $6. Season Pass: $40 (also valid for use at BLM Mineral Ridge Boat Launch in Wolf Lodge Bay) Group picnic shelter ($30 reservation fee)
Blackwell Island provides boat access to Coeur d Alene Lake and the Spokane River. This popular site hosts over 40,000 annual visitors and features 4 boat launch lanes, 130 vehicle-with-trailer parking spaces, 34 single vehicle parking spaces and 520 linear feet of boarding and short term moorage dock. Additional facilities include a reservable group picnic shelter, individual picnic units and an easy one-quarter mile elevated boardwalk trail along the Spokane River with wildlife viewing decks. An on-site native garden featuring north Idaho native species educates visitors about the connections between people, plants and pollinators. The site and facilities are fully accessible for those with disabilities. A daily fee of $6 is charged for the site. Season passes are also available for $40. Unoccupied vehicle parking limited to 72 consecutive hours with appropriate payment. Blackwell is open seasonally from the Thursday before Memorial Day to early October.