Peewee Falls and Riverside Canyon Scenic Overlook Sites Officially Open

On Thursday, July 13, officials from both agencies cut the ribbon, officially opened two new day-use overlook areas in northern Pend Oreille County, on the east side of the Boundary Reservoir. In addition, the ground was broken to commemorate the future completion of a 9-mile trail that will connect the two overlooks. This improvement is set to be complete in 2024 and will be named słqqax̣s č̓ čax̣íwłkʷ (Salmo Passage Trail)

Pewee Falls and Riverside Canyon Views

“Our partners, Seattle City Light, Bureau of Land Management, the Kalispel Tribe, and many others, have been fantastic to work with. These overlooks took years of planning and a lot of vision to create. We were so lucky to have such a great group that was passionate about providing these sorts of opportunities to the public. Prior to their completion, hikers would have to trek over a mile through thick brush and steep terrain to access these viewsheds. Now, people can drive in from the highway, enjoy the picnic tables, benches, bathrooms, and ADA accessible pathways and platforms. We could not be more excited to welcome everyone to these incredible sites.” -Carin Vadala, Newport-Sullivan Lake District Ranger

Ranger Vadala Cutting Pewee Falls Ribbon


From Metaline Falls, continue north on WA-31 North/Lehigh Avenue for 11.5 miles. Turn left onto Forest Road 3165 (access to Boundary Vista House), continuing past the Crescent Lake Campground for 0.9 miles. Turn left onto NF-3165325. You will see a new road
(316, curving to the right approximately 0.25 miles from the 3165/325 intersection; follow this new road to the right and continue approximately 0.7 miles to the new Peewee Falls Overlook. This location is not yet available in Google Maps. Coordinates: 48.9796, -117.3391