Update on Forebay Recreation Area Facilities

The Boundary Dam and Metaline Waterfront Park boat ramps are open for public use. The Forebay Recreation Area campground will reopen on Thursday, May 21, under additional guidelines set forth by Governor Inslee’s Washington "Safe Start" plan. The Boundary Dam Vista House and bathroom facilities will remain closed. Boundary tours have also been suspended indefinitely.

Please visit our Powerlines Blog for the latest updates on Boundary area recreation facilities.

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Seattle City Light DEBRA SMITH, General Manager and CEO
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The Boundary Hydroelectric Project, located on the Pend Oreille River in Northeastern Washington, supplies more than one-third of Seattle City Light's power. Discover the Boundary Hydroelectric Project nestled in the foothills of the Selkirk Mountains and positioned along the banks of the scenic Pend Oreille (pronounced "pond-ah-ray") River.

Our 299,000 horsepower turbines and electrical generating facilities produce clean, renewable energy. Enjoy a guided tour to experience the Visitors' Gallery located deep inside a massive limestone cavern and enjoy expansive views at the Vista House and observation deck.

Other recreational opportunities abound throughout the area. For more information, visit http://www.seattle.gov/light/Boundary/recreation.asp

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Boundary County Recreation            Meet the people of Pend Oreille County

Tour Information

Free guided tours are offered Thursday through Monday at 10:30 AM, Noon, 2:00 PM, and 4:00 PM, from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. Each tour is limited to 25 persons on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations are not required; however, groups of ten or more should call in advance.

Photo ID is required for all adults and some areas of the project are restricted. Please wear closed-toe shoes.

For more information, call (509) 446-3083 ext #3206 or email SCL_BoundaryTours@seattle.gov

Forging Partnerships with Local Business

Seattle City Light is one of the area's largest employers. The utility won the "National Eyes on Wildlife Award" for teaming up with the Colville National Forest to assist in the development of Flume Creek Mountain Goat Viewing Area. Seattle City Light manages the Boundary Project and five other hydroelectric dams in Washington State, providing the lowest cost, most reliable and greenest electricity in urban America.

Additional Videos and Readings

Northwest Backroads Boundary Dam video

Culture and attractions of Pend Oreille County video

Touring To and Through Boundary Dam (Article by Susan Swan)
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