Blue Creek Bay Recreation Site and Trail
Attention: During the week of April 4 - 8, the BLM Coeur d'Alene Field Office will be conducting hazard tree removal and prescribed burning along the red and blue trails in the Wallace Forest Conservation Area. Please use caution while in the area. Click here to view the trail map.
The BLM acquired this area from the Jack Forest family, descendants of Wallace Forest, in order to provide public access to the lake and to preserve the area's recreational and historical values. The upland forested area consists of ponderosa pine, Douglas fir, grand fir, western larch, western white pine, western redcedar and western hemlock and is home to a variety of wildlife. A large wetland/riparian and wet meadow area extends along the head of Blue Creek Bay filled with black cottonwood, thin-leaf alder, red-osier dogwood, cattails, reed canarygrass, sedges, rushes and bulrushes. A portion of the historic Mullan Road, the first constructed overland wagon route through the Northern Rockies, crosses through the uplands. Completed by hand in 1862, the road connected points east of the Continental Divide to Fort Walla Walla, Washington.
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