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Newman Lake boat ramp closed for repairs

Vince Wilson, below, and his brother Brian Wilson, of Spokane, prepare their father’s boat for launch Friday at Newman Lake. Spokane and Kootenai county deputies will be working overtime over Memorial Day weekend to enforce boater-safety laws, including a few new ones.  (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)
Vince Wilson, below, and his brother Brian Wilson, of Spokane, prepare their father’s boat for launch Friday at Newman Lake. Spokane and Kootenai county deputies will be working overtime over Memorial Day weekend to enforce boater-safety laws, including a few new ones. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

BOATING -- The public boat ramp at Newman Lake will be closed for repairs starting Wednesday (Oct. 5), the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife announced this week.

The public access remains open, but no boat launching will be possible.

The agency does not yet know how long the closure will continue. 

Newman Lake is open to fishing year-round.




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