Forebay Recreation Area at Boundary Dam Opens

Seattle City Light announces that the Forebay Recreation Area at its Boundary Dam in northeastern Washington is now open!
Improved Forebay Campground at Boundary Dam

Seattle City Light is excited to announce that the Forebay Recreation Area at its Boundary Dam in northeastern Washington is now OPEN. The campground, day-use area, and boat launch were reopened in May after substantial improvements. 

The recreation area located adjacent to the the dam offers the following amenities to recreationists:

Campground

  • Capacity: 22 sites. Includes six walk-in tent sites, three car camp sites, and 12 RV sites.  Class C RV’s can be accommodated.
  • Fees and Reservations: Free. First-come, first-served. No reservations.
  • Stays limited to six consecutive nights.
  • Facilities and Services: Flush toilets and potable water available. No hook-ups, dump station, or showers. Sites have fire rings and picnic tables.

Day Use Area

  • Seven day-use picnic tables
  • Four BBQ grills
  • One large group shelter with four picnic tables
  • 14 day-use parking stalls

Boat Launch

  • Extended boat ramp lane so boats may be launched/retrieved with fewer problems due to fluctuating water elevations
  • 13 parking spots for trucks and trailers
  • Tie-down area
  • Short-term moorage only (maximum 30 minutes)

Boundary Dam is located on the Pend Oreille River and produces approximately 55% of the power supply owned by City Light.

For additional information on the Forebay Recreation Area , please call (509) 446-3083 or email SCL_Recreation@seattle.gov.