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. 

Blackwell Island

Address:

Coeur d' Alene Field Office 3815 N Schreiber Way Coeur d' Alene, ID 83815

Latitude/Longitude:
47.68333333, -116.8052778
Directions:

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.

AUTO TOURING
BIKING
BOATING
FISHING
HIKING
WATER SPORTS
WILDLIFE VIEWING
ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION
PHOTOGRAPHY

Blackwell Island

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.