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Recreation season set to start

| March 29, 2023 1:00 AM

Albeni Falls Dam will kick off the 2023 recreation season on April 1 with the opening of Trestle Creek Recreation Area, U.S. Army Corps officials said Tuesday.

The Riley Creek Recreation Area is scheduled to open May 6 while Albeni Cove, Priest River “The Mudhole” and Springy Point recreation areas are scheduled to open for the season May 13.

Public tours of the dam are available by appointment by calling 208-437-4617. The Albeni Falls Dam Visitor Center will be open seven days per week starting Memorial Day Weekend.

Campsites at Albeni Cove, Priest River, Riley Creek, and Springy Point Recreation Areas are available by reservation only, online or by phone, at www.recreation.gov or 1-877-444-6777.  The Natural Resource staff at Albeni Falls Dam invite you to safely enjoy our recreation areas on Lake Pend Oreille and the Pend Oreille River and hope to see you in 2023.

For more information on the upcoming season please consider joining us at the Lakes Commission public meeting on April 6. The meeting, which will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., will be held at the Sandpoint Organic Agricultural Center, 10881 N. Boyer, Sandpoint. Participants can also register to join virtually via Zoom at bit.ly/42LvQ8m.