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Port of Whitman County
Drops Boat Launch Fees

by Elaine Williams
Lewiston Tribune, November 27, 2022

View upstream from Boyer Park with snow on mountains adjacent to the Lower Snake River. 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.

Elaine Williams
Port of Whitman County Drops Boat Launch Fees
Lewiston Tribune, November 27, 2022

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