Parks and Waterways

1500 Highway 2;  Sandpoint, ID  83864
Telephone Numbers:  208-255-5681;  extension #4

Please be advised that there is a current opening for a Recreation Manager.  The position is open until November 10, 2017; contact Bonner County Human Resources for further information.

The Bonner County Sheriff Marine Division will be applying for Waterway Improvement Grants through Idaho Parks and Recreation to replace aging outboard engines.  If successful, the competitive grants will be awarded in FY18.  A public comment session will be held at the Bonner County Waterway monthly meeting on January 18, 2018 at 9 a.m. in Bonner County Admin Building, 1500 Highway 2, Sandpoint, ID.


Sandpoint & Bonners Ferry Area Trail Grooming
Groomer Report

Be avalanche aware. 
Check the Idaho Panhandle Avalanche Center forecasts and training information at:

Bonner County Waterways Advisory Board

If additional information is requested regarding the Waterways Advisory Committee you may contact the Waterways office at 208-255-5681 ext. 4 or one of the Bonner County Commissioners at 208-265-1438.

Bonner County’s commitment to enhancing safe and enjoyable recreational experiences on the waters, in the parks and upon the trails of Bonner County.

B. Fulling's Sunrise

Garfield Bay Campground Grant Application

Water System Replacement Upgrade – RV Grant Fund Application to Idaho Parks & Recreation Department

Preliminary design to install new water system with a cistern and booster pump to provide potable water to every two camp sites. Overall estimated cost of upgrade:  $296,550.50                                       RV Grant Funds applied for:  $271,550.50
Bonner County Matching Funds:  $25,000.00

Anyone with questions or comments please contact: Jennifer Ralls
208 255-5681, ext. 4;

Garfield Bay Campground

Campground Site Plan

A county maintained campground. There are  11 RV camp sites, 10 drive-in tent sites, a group camp, as well as 15 tent only sites. The sites are available for $15, $12, and $10 a night and can be reserved by calling (208)255-5681 ext.4.



Bonner County Trail Planning  & Maps


Bonner County Boating Regulations

Title 3 Bonner County Code – Water Safety Regulations for all Public Waters

Title 3 Bonner County Code – Public Waters – Schedule A – Infraction Penalties


Enjoy time on Bonner County waters – they are spectacular!


As a boat owner or operator,  you are responsible for your safety as well as the safety of your passengers.

Boat Responsibly!  For more information see the links for Facebook and Twitter below:

  • Wear a life jacket.
  • Never boat under the influence.
  • Take a boating safety course.
  • Get a free Vessel Safety Check.

Keep Eurasian Watermilfoil and Zebra Mussels out of our waterways.

Be responsible and wash all boats and trailers before launching.


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