Waterways and Parks and Recreation

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Steve Klatt, Director

1500 Hwy. 2, Ste. 101.,
Sandpoint, ID  83864
Telephone Numbers:  208-255-5681 – 208-263-9709
Fax – 208-263-9469

Our Mission: The Waterways and Parks Department is dedicated to provide safe and enjoyable water experiences for the residents and visitors within Bonner County.

Public Notice for 2016 Grant Applications

For further information contact Steve Klatt, Director

*Waterways Improvement:  Priest Lake Thoroughfare Channel Restoration;  Amount Requested = $80,000

*Waterways Improvement:  Lake Pend Oreille Mooring Buoy Project;  Amount Requested = $14,800

*Off-Road Motor Vehicle Fund:  East Bonner Groomers Over the Highway Transport Vehicle;  Amount Requested = $88,225

*Recreational Trails Program:  East Bonner Groomers Over the Highway Transport Vehicle;  Amount Requested = $88,225

Bonner County Boating Regulations

Bonner County Waterways Advisory Board



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

Boat Responsibly!

  • 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.



Garfield Bay Campground is a county maintained campground. There are  28 camping sites, as well as 16 tent only sites. These sites are available for $10.00 a night and can be reserved by calling (208)255-4219.


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