Water Trail Maps

Purchase a Waterproof Map

To purchase a waterproof trail map, please contact Mike Lithgow, Pend Oreille Parks and Recreation Director, at mlithgow@pendoreille.org or (509) 447-6457.

You can also stop by and purchase one from the Community Development Department. They are located in the Pend Oreille County Old Courthouse at 625 W. 4th Street, Newport, WA 99156. Cash or check only, no Credit Cards accepted.

Map Guidance

We have prepared detailed maps of the Pend Oreille River Water Trail which show access points, amenities and various other assets.  We have split them into three quadrants:  North Section, Middle Section and South Section.  We have also included a full asset index.  You may review, print or download them below.  Don’t forget:  the Pend Oreille River flows north, not south.  So the start of the Water Trail is in Oldtown, ID and it ends at Boundary Dam, just south of the Canadian border.  And, for those not familiar with River Miles, they work against the flow – so the lowest number is where a river feeds into a larger river or body of water.  The larger the number, the further “upstream” you are.

Private Property

The Pend Oreille River flows by private property.  Please respect private property and only use designated water trail access sites.  Straying off public access sites is considered trespassing and may subject you to prosecution.

North Reach Section: Boundary Dam to Tiger

Mile Markers 17-41

The North reach of the Pend Oreille River Water Trail flows by three small towns (Ione, Metaline and Metaline Falls), two dams (Box Canyon and Boundary), the Metaline Falls Rapid, amazing wildlife habitat, the striking Peewee Waterfall, and the lower 10-mile Canyon Reach with its impressive rock walls and unique geology.  This 24-mile reach offers three developed campgrounds, two city parks, a private campground and cabin resort, a hotel, and a number of disperse recreation sites.

Middle Reach Section: Tiger to Tacoma Creek

Mile Markers 42-65

The 23-mile middle reach of the Pend Oreille River Water Trail flows through rural Pend Oreille County and a wonderful state wildlife area teeming with nesting birds and waterfowl, offering boaters a serene nature experience and a glimpse at what the river was like before it was settled.  This reach features several campgrounds, two private businesses, prime estuaries and deltas for fishing, and multiple creeks and sloughs to explore.

South Reach Section: Tacoma Creek to Oldtown, ID

Mile Markers 66-89

The scenic 23-mile south reach of the Pend Oreille River Water Trail is the headwaters of the Water Trail.  The Pend Oreille River Water Trail begins in Oldtown, ID and travels through a number of communities (Oldtown, Newport, Usk and Cusick), offering close-to-home recreation and fitness opportunities.  It continues flowing north past the Kalispel Indian Reservation, home to the original paddlers of the Pend Oreille River, until it reaches the Tacoma Creek Wildlife Area.

Site Index

Quick reference guide for available services along the Pend Oreille Water Trail