Port of Whitman County
by Elaine Williams
BOYER PARK -- Boaters will be able to launch their vessels for free starting this spring at Boyer Park after a $6 million project is completed.
Port of Whitman County commissioners voted to eliminate fees of $6 per day and $60 for an annual pass at the launch at a recent meeting.
The park's marina closed in September so that three new aluminum and fiberglass docks could be installed. Four docks are also being rehabilitated. A navigation light and a vault toilet that will be open year-round are being added.
Boyer Park is about 50 miles downstream from the Lewiston-Clarkston Valley on the Snake River. It has a swimming beach, playground, recreational vehicle spaces, a paved pedestrian and bicycle trail and riverfront restaurant.
The upgrades are being covered by $5 million from the port and $1 million from the Washington Recreation and Conservation Board. The port maintains the park as a free day-use area on a long-term lease from the Corps of Engineers.
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