BOATING --The Bureau of Land Management’s Blackwell Island boat launch and recreation area will open on May 23 in one of the annual harbingers of th Lake Coeur d’Alene boating season.
The popular site is just south of Coeur d’Alene along Highway 95.
Season passes cost $40. The annual pass covers both Blackwell Island recreation site and Mineral Ridge boat launch. Daily rates at Blackwell Island are $6 per day.
BLM staff will be on-site during the Memorial Day weekend to sell season passes. Cash or check is required for on-site purchases; credit card purchases may be made at the BLM’s Coeur d’Alene District office during business hours at 3815 Schreiber Way in Coeur d’Alene.
Blackwell Island recreation site offers picnic facilities, including a large pavilion that is available on a rental basis; wildlife viewing along the boardwalk trail; walking paths and four boat launch lanes.