Camping & Lookout Rentals
Campgrounds across the county offer an unparalleled outdoor experience and some of the most beautiful scenery around from high mountain vistas to the banks of the Moyie River. The U.S. Forest Service has five developed campgrounds in addition to lookouts for rent. Three former Forest Service lookout stations and one guard station have been converted into use for a unique recreational experience. 208.267.5561.
Cross Country & Backcountry Skiing
When snow covers the backcountry of Boundary County, a whole new world is opened up for anyone wishing to venture on cross-country skis or even snowshoes. You can explore hiking trails in the Canuck Basin in the Purcell Mountains or Boulder Creek areas in the Cabinet Mountains, or the magnificent Selkirk Crest.
Copper Falls - A unique geological site with a short, easy hike to spectacular falls. 3 miles southeast of Eastport via Copper Creek Rd.
Creek Falls - A developed hiking trail ends in a viewpoint of these impressive falls. 1/10 of a mile northeast of the Visitor Center at Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge.
Other trails - The spectacular beauty of Boundary County can often best be seen and experienced when traveling by foot. Hikers can choose easy walks on a well-established trail or multiple-day treks in the wilderness. In fact, there are more than 300 miles of trails in the Panhandle National Forest land contained in Boundary County. 208.267.5561.
Mirror Lake Golf Course
The course features everything from water hazards to long fairways and is guaranteed to challenge any golfer. Located just south of town on HWY 95. For tee times or greens fees, call 208.267.5314.
Old Forest Service roads make perfect mountain bike trails when logging is no longer taking place. The Forest Service suggests seeking closed roads to avoid motorized traffic. Mountain bikers are still discovering new trails to cruise that offer a wide variety of backcountry stops. 208.267.5561.
Moyie Picnic Area
This is a new picnic and day use area with access to the Moyie River. View the unique commissioned sculpture.
Boundary County's backcountry wilderness is full of wide-open play areas and miles of groomed access trails that can take you from elevations of 2,000 feet to over 7,000 feet. For the thrill of a lifetime and an unforgettable experience, venture into the mountans surrounding Bonners Ferry.
Whitewater Rafting & Boating
For recreational rafting, try the Upper Moyie River. The adventurous kayaker or rafter will find the Lower Moyie to be a thrilling experience. For a guided experience, try local outfitting and guide services available in the spring. The Kootenai is suited to recreational rafting from the Yaak River Campground on Highway 2 in Montana to below the highway bridge in Bonners Ferry. View wildlife, go fishing and enjoy the mountain scenery on this stretch of river. You can also take a power boat on the Kootenai to the Canadian border.