Press Release


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Rose Lake Access (North Idaho) Temporary Closure Announced

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) Rose Lake boat launch and picnic area will be closed to public access for about 60 days this spring. The closure is needed for public safety during site improvement work.

Construction and closure will begin the week of May 5. The site will be closed for the duration of the project which is expected to last up to 60 days.

The project involves converting the Rose Lake boat launch from a primitive site to a modern facility with expanded and closer parking, a new access road to the ramp, and a larger boat loading area. New, paved ADA accessible parking will be built near the docks and ramps. Boaters will benefit from a new double lane launch surface, a new boarding dock system, and a boat preparation area.

IDFG Habitat Manager JJ Tears says, "We apologize for the inconvenience this will cause for the short term. However, once completed, the Rose Lake fishing and boating access site will provide multiple outdoor recreational opportunities for local families and the general public for years to come."

For temporary small boat launching IDFG will have the old gravel ramp at the Watson Road fishing access site open.

For additional project information please contact JJ Teare at the IDFG Panhandle Region office, (208)769-1414.