Boundary County - Bonner's Ferry
Bonner’s Ferry, known as Idaho’s Northern International Gateway, is nestled between the Selkirk and Cabinet Mountains on the banks of the Kootenai River. The present location of Bonner’s Ferry was first utilized by the white man as a camping site in 1859.
Bonners Ferry, offers lodging, a beautiful golf course, and a historic museum. There is also a swimming pool and skateboard park that appeal to kids of all ages, and that are open to the public in the summer.
Just 9 miles south of Bonners Ferry and north of McArthur Reservoir is the town of Naples. In the winter, people from all over the nation head here for some of the best snowmobiling around. A large field just outside the city limits serves as the parking lot and "saddle up" location. The field has elevated fire pits and picnic tables for taking a break. If you like snowmobiling, be sure to "sled" into in Naples. For a big city treat while visiting Bonners Ferry, spend some time at the Kootenai River Inn and Casino. You'll find bingo, slot machines, and gaming tables, plus a restaurant, pool, hot tub, and fitness center. It's fun for the whole family!
Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge, open year round, provides refuge for waterfowl and wild animals and is located just west of Bonners Ferry. Be sure to pack your camera and an extra roll of film! Check out the two waterfalls in the vicinity of the refuge: Snow Falls and Myrtle Creek.
Take a drive on Hwy 95, (to junction of Hwys 1 and 95) offering magnificent views of the Kootenai River Valley and the peaks of the Selkirk Mountain Range.