Mineral Ridge Boat Launch

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. 

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. A daily fee of $6 applies. Each winter from November through 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 December 27 through December 31, during peak migration.

Adventure is at Your Fingertips


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Geographic Coordinates

47.61861111, -116.6602778


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. The boat launch is on the south side of Wolf Lodge Bay. The Mineral Ridge Scenic Area and National Recreation Trail parking area is one mile further south along Highway 97.


$6 daily fee (parking/launching); Annual Pass: $40 (also valid for use at Blackwell Island)