By Reader Staff
The Brush Lake Campground on the Bonners Ferry Ranger District is closing to allow for campground improvements Monday, August 1 through Aug. 12. The closure is for public health and safety during construction as the Forest Service, in partnership with the Idaho Youth Conservation Corps, replaces all the campground amenities—including picnic tables, fire-rings, tent pads—and installs sun shelters.
This project was made possible through funding approved by the Idaho Panhandle Resource Advisory Committee for the youth crew and a State of Idaho recreation grant to fund the upgrades. Recent road improvements were accomplished through a stewardship contract associated with the Brushy Mission II timber sale.
The Brush Lake boat ramp and fishing access will remain open, but the public is cautioned to be aware of the construction occurring in the area. Campground improvements will conclude this fall with construction of parking spurs and installing a new vault toilet at the boat ramp. For questions on this project, please contact the Bonners Ferry Ranger District at (208)267-5561.