UPDATE 6/2/2020 Metaline Falls is part of Pend Oreille County, Washington which is part of phase 2 re-opening which allows for camping as of June 1st! I have confirmation that Forebay Recreation area is now open. I have not been able to confirm Gardner cave is open, but they have operating hours on the web now. Rail riders has not cancelled any reservations, but are currently not accepting new reservations at this time. Keep fingers crossed!
We are planning on making an early summer kid friendly trip to beautiful Metaline Falls area in northeastern Washington State. We plan on leaving Coeur d’Alene June 26th and staying at Forebay Recreation Area. In the morning we will be riding a peddle rail car from the Lyons Club (apparently takes an hour). Then we will tour Gardner Cave in Crawford State Park. Then we plan on taking a tour of Boundary Dam. Remaining time will be spent on beachfront and in the water at Forebay Recreation area. Individuals may leave at any time, and we plan on leaving on Sunday, June 28th
UPDATED! On Saturday June 27th at 7:00pm we will be treated with a movie at the historic Cutter Theatre in Metaline Falls! They are accepting $5 donations per person and will have concessions available of popcorn, soda, and candy. This is a rare opportunity to watch a movie with your overland friends in a historic structure! The movie is our choice, though a strong suggestion is Steven Spielburg's GOONIES! If you have any recommendations, let us know!