Priest Lake raft slide closing for parking upgrade

The Priest River raft slide on Idaho Highway 57 immediately downstream of the outlet of Priest Lake will be closed to public use from September 8 until October 2.

The Idaho Transportation Department is expanding the parking area for the raft slide and will be occupying the site with heavy equipment. The site is scheduled to reopen again in October when higher river flows typically start to permit better floating, and the increased parking will greatly help users of the site.

For additional information or questions about this project, please contact the Priest Lake Ranger Station at (208) 443-2512.