Pend Oreille River, WA

Boundary Reservoir Recreation Area (Metaline Falls to Boundary Dam / Forebay Recreation Site)

The waters of Boundary Reservoir back up behind Boundary Dam on the Pend Oreille River in the very northeast corner of Washington State. The area offers 3 water-access-only small recreation sites on BLM lands, all along the reservoir’s west bank, which provide primitive amenities. The BLM sites are Everett Slough, Ledbetter Cove, and Grandview. US Forest Service lands on the other side of the reservoir offer additional primitive developed and dispersed recreation opportunities. Due to predominating dense forest and steep canyon slopes, Everett Slough is the only one of these sites that offers a hiking opportunity. There, hikers can travel through forest along the old +1-mile-long no-public-vehicle-access dirt road grade, that ends at the recreation site. Otherwise, activities at Boundary Reservoir include motorized and non-motorized boating, fishing, picnicking, camping, and nature viewing. The 3 recreation sites each provide basic sanitary facilities with privacy fence. (BLM)

Section Details

Trip Length 7.0 Miles
Notes Boaters should be aware that water levels and flows are subject to extreme and unexpected change. Dangerous currents and rapids may exist. Be alert for debris, obstructions, or partially submerged objects.
Fishing Yes
Camping Yes
Manager Bureau of Land Management, Border Field Office
Wild & Scenic No
Water Trail Yes
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