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Wed., Oct. 12, 2011, 1:22 p.m.

Blackwell Launch To Shut For Season

The Bureau of Land Management’s Blackwell Island boat launch will close for the season on Sunday evening (Oct. 16) .  The popular launch site, located on the south side of the Spokane River, has been in operation for nine seasons. Blackwell Island recreation area will also be closed to day-use activities after Sunday.  The main gate will be closed for the season and toilet facilities winterized. The site is a popular area for walking, picnicking and wildlife viewing during the summer season.   Blackwell Island typically opens in late May dependent upon lake water levels/Rich Landers, Outdoors.

Question: Which North Idaho boat launch do you use? And/or: Which is the best launch in North Idaho?




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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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