Recreation & Tourism

Recreation & Tourism

Experience the Beauty

Visit Box Canyon

During the summer months, our staff would be happy to discuss our electric generation facility with you. Tours begin in the Visitor Center with an explanation and demonstration of how electricity is generated at Box Canyon Dam. Just outside the building, the tour will continue with a narrative description of specific points of interest.

Also available to visitors are many interesting historical photos and videos of the dam’s construction. Directly south of the dam structure is our Viewpoint which offers picturesque views of Box Canyon Dam and the Pend Oreille River.

Select the Google Map image at the bottom of the web page for directions.

Recreation along the River

The 55-mile reservoir between Newport and Box Canyon is a gateway for visitors to enjoy the splendor of this natural wonderland.

Campbell Park, at Box Canyon, provides a beautiful campground, swimming, and other outdoor activities for travelers and local outdoor enthusiasts.

Boat Launches

Launches available at Ione, Cusick, and Newport provide easy access to the river. Boaters enjoy mile after mile of clear, sparkling water and panoramic views.


Resorts and campgrounds along the river provide year-round accommodations for visitors.