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Idaho lists boat inspection sites

Idaho's invasive species sticker has been required since 2009 on all boats that launch in Idaho, to help fund a fight to keep invasive quagga and zebra mussels out of the state's waterways. The stickers cost $5 for non-motorized craft, $10 for boats registered in Idaho, and $20 for boats registered elsewhere. (Betsy Russell / The Spokesman-Review)
Idaho's invasive species sticker has been required since 2009 on all boats that launch in Idaho, to help fund a fight to keep invasive quagga and zebra mussels out of the state's waterways. The stickers cost $5 for non-motorized craft, $10 for boats registered in Idaho, and $20 for boats registered elsewhere. (Betsy Russell / The Spokesman-Review)

Boats entering state must be checked for invasive species

Any watercraft transported into Idaho is required under a new law to stop at an invasive species inspection station.

The location of those stations was just posted on the state Department of Agriculture Web site around noon on Wednesday.

In North Idaho, the stations are:

• Oldtown weight station on Highway2, milepost 2.

• Farragut State Park.

• Heutter Rest Area off I-90, Milepost 85.

• Post Falls Cabela’s.

Also new this year, boats on Idaho waters – even kayaks and canoes – must have a special invasive species sticker. Exception: Inflatable, non-motorized vessels less than 10 feet long.

The stickers are available at State Parks offices.

For convenience, buy one online at parksandrecreation.idaho.gov. Print the receipt and carry it in the boat to satisfy the requirement until the sticker arrives in the mail, said Parks and Recreation officials in Boise.


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