New Law Affects Boaters in Idaho

Boaters planning to travel the Clearwater River reach of the Northwest Discovery Water Trail will need to purchase and display an invasive species fund sticker in order to legally launch and operate in the state of Idaho. Under the new law, any boat that is registered in Idaho or another state, and any non-motorized vessel (canoe, kayak, raft, drift boat, etc.). Inflatable, non-motorized vessels must be less than 10 feet in length to be exempted from this requirement. IISF sticker prices are $10 for motorized vessels registered in Idaho, $20 for other motorized vessels, and $5 per non-motorized vessel over 10 feet. Click here for more information.

Map Your Trip on the Water Trail

Plan an adventure on the Northwest Discovery Water Trail with the online mapping tool. Find plenty of places to launch your boat, camp, or picnic along the Clearwater, Snake and Columbia Rivers.

Summer Recreational Vessel Lockage Schedule

Click here for the Summer Recreational Lockage Schedule for the Portland District. The Portland District navigation locks are: Bonneville at River Mile 145, The Dalles at River Mile 191, and John Day at River Mile 216.

Partner Profile: Bob Burco

Trail DesignationThe stories surrounding the Northwest Discovery Water Trail are many. Read the rocks for the Missoula Ice Age Floods, hear native voices speak, look through the eyes of Lewis and Clark or let your mind follow the path boats, trains, and motor vehicles now make along the rivers.  One story is how the modern-day water trail got its start. [Read more...]

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