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Posted on: July 29, 2021

New Extended ‘No Wake Zone’ on the Spokane River

No Wake Zone

For Immediate Release:

Contact: marine@kcgov.us 208-446-1300

New Extended ‘No Wake Zone’ on the Spokane River

Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho: As of July 12th, 2021, the ‘No Wake Zone’ on the Spokane River near the mouth of Lake Coeur d’ Alene was extended. The previous wake zone was from the mouth of the Coeur d’ Alene River to the Harbor Center Building about halfway to the Highway 95 Bridge. The new zone would extend the current zone to include 300’ west (downstream) of the Highway 95 Bridge. Thus, the entire ‘No Wake Zone’ is from the mouth of the Spokane River at Lake Coeur d’ Alene to 300’ feet west of the Highway 95 Bridge near the Blackwell Island Boat Launch.

There are several factors which led to the extension of the wake zone which include the higher amount of boating traffic in the area, the proposed and upcoming emergence of a new marina near the Harbor Center Building, and a long standing law prohibiting a wake within 100’ of any structure, that being the Highway 95 Bridge.

The Sheriff’s Office would like to remind the public to practice safe operations and to familiarize themselves with the ordinances within the location in which they are recreating. Boating questions can be forwarded to marine@kcgov.us.

Sheriff Robert B. Norris
By: Sergeant Ryan Miller

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