Fishing

    Fishing in Sanders County 

    1. HERON

      ACCESS: No sign. Take Heron turnoff from MT 200, cross bridge, turn right at railroad crossing. Follow road 1/2 mile to river.

    2. BIG EDDY CREEK

      ACCESS: Signed USFS Campground. Dirt turnoff seven miles west of Bull River Junction on MT 200.

    3. BULL RIVER

      ACCESS: Signed USFS campground. One mile east of Bull River Junction on MT 200.

    4. TRIANGLE POND

      ACCESS: Unsigned. From Noxon take dirt road west toward Heron on south side of river approx. 4 miles. No access to Cabinet Gorge Reservoir.

    5. NOXON PARK

      ACCESS: Downtown Noxon

    6. NEW NOXON PARK

      ACCESS: unsigned. Cross bridge to Noxon, turn left on pavement, first left to lake.
      FACILITIES: Horse arena in place. baseball diamond, playground, volleyball court.

    7. MARTIN CREEK BAY

      ACCESS: unsigned. take county road on south side of river northwest from Trout Creek approx. 8 miles or southeast from Noxon approximately 10 miles to junction of USFS Road 161.

    8. NORTH SHORE

      ACCESS: Two miles west of Trout Creek. Watch for signs.
      FACILITIES: Improved USFS campground. There is an overnight fee.

    9. ISLAND PARK ESTATES

      ACCESS: One mile west of Trout Creek. Private development.
      FACILITIES: Public marina in private residential development.

    10. FINLEY FLATS

      ACCESS: Take Highway 200 9 miles NW of Thompson Falls. Look for sign at MM 41. Turn right at junction 1/2 mile in and continue down hill to reservoir. Use caution at unmarked railroad crossing.

    11. FLAT IRON RIDGE

      ACCESS: Signed turnoff approx. 3 miles Northwest of Thompson Falls on Highway 200.

    12. THOMPSON FALLS STATE PARK

      ACCESS: About 1/2, mile NW of Thompson Falls off Highway 200 on Blue Slide Rd. Watch for signs.
      FACILITIES: Fee per day and overnight camping.

    13. WILD GOOSE LANDING

      ACCESS: Eastern edge of Thompson Falls business district.

    14.  SWAMP CREEK

      ACCESS: Cross river at Plains to Fairgrounds. Take county road north-west approx. 12 miles to mouth of Swamp Creek.
      FACILITIES: Primitive, river access.

    15. FAIRGROUNDS

      ACCESS: Turn off in downtown Plains, cross bridge to Sanders County Fairgrounds frontage directly west and adjacent to bridge.

    16. POINT OF ROCKS

      ACCESS: From Highway 200, 1/2, mile south of Paradise, turn on county road, cross signed railroad tracks and follow county road approx. 4.5 miles north to unmarked, unimproved road adjacent to river.
      FACILITIES: Primitive, unimproved public river access on private land.

    17. KOOKOOSINT FISHING ACCESS

      ACCESS: Located between MM 87 & 88

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