Box Canyon Dam
The Box Canyon Hydroelectric Project is owned by the people of Pend Oreille County and operated by Pend Oreille Public Utility District. Construction of the project began in 1952 and was completed in 1956. Pend Oreille Public Utility District was the first PUD in the state to build its own dam. Recreation facilities at the dam include a scenic overlook above the dam, a campground, a swimming area and a visitor center. It is located just around the bend of the river from Box Canyon Motel. For more information go to http://www.popud.org/projects/box-canyon-hydro
The Boundary Hydroelectric Project located on the Pend Oreille River in Northeastern Washington supplies more than one–third of Seattle City Light's power. The Boundary Hydroelectric Project is nestled in the foothills of the Selkirk Mountains and situated along the banks of the scenic Pend Oreille River. The 265,000 horsepower turbines and electrical generating facilities produce clean, renewable energy. Recreation facilities at Boundary Dam include a scenic view from the Vista House, a campground, swimming, and guided tours. For more information go to http://www.seattle.gov/light/tours/boundary
Crawford State Park is a 49-acre, forested day-use park featuring Gardner Cave, the third longest limestone cavern in Washington. This cave is filled with stalactites, stalagmites, rim-stone pools and flow stone. Guided tours are available. For more information go to http://www.parks.wa.gov/parks/?selectedpark=Crawford&subject=all
Pee Wee Falls
White waters rush over rugged stone at Pee Wee Falls. The thundering, 200-foot high falls are a highlight of a visit to Boundary Dam in northeastern Washington. Intrepid adventurers can swim right beneath this not-so-peewee falls.
Sweet Creek Falls
Located in northeastern Washington between Metaline and Ione on the west side of SH 31, at Milepost 10.72 Sweet Creek Falls offers a short trail to three 20-50 foot waterfalls, passing through dense forest of Douglas Fir, Western Red Cedar, and Paper Birch. Sweet Creek offers excellent opportunities for wildlife viewing, hiking, picnicking, and recreating in a quiet, natural setting. The waterfalls, rock cliffs, and creek have been relatively undisturbed, so there are opportunities for wildlife observation and interpretation of flora and fauna.
This natural lake was enlarged by a dam built across Outlet Creek in 1931. For the naturalist there is an abundance of wildlife to be seen. Sailing, power boating, swimming and water skiing are popular on the lake. Hikers enjoy the 4.2-mile Lakeshore Trail, which is a designated National Scenic Trail on the east side of Sullivan Lake. Mountain biking is popular along the many forest roads and trails. Huckleberries become plentiful in mid to late summer.
Lions Club Train Rides
Sadly, after 35 years 2016 was the last year for train rides. Thank you Lions Club for providing the rides and allowing so many people to see our beautiful area.
The Cutter Theatre
Named for renowned architect Kirtland Cutter, the 1912 Metaline Falls School became a community and performing arts center in 1991, housing the Cutter Theatre, its support spaces, the Metalines Library, a Rural Schools Museum, the Kirtland Cutter Art Gallery and areas for a variety of public and private uses. The Cutter Theatre is on the State and National Historic Registers. Guided tours are available upon request or a self-guided tour is made possible using brochures found in the lobby. For those interested in the history of the area, a visit to our Rural Schools Exhibit will satisfy. Here guests can view a photographic history of the region and its place in the landscape among American rural schools. For more information go to http://www.cuttertheatre.com
The International Selkirk Loop
Marvel at the awesome beauty around every corner of the International Selkirk Loop, a 450 km / 280-mile scenic drive encircling the spectacular Selkirk Mountains in eastern Washington, northern Idaho and southeastern British Columbia. Explore the International Selkirk Loop, designated one of only 32 All-American Road National Scenic Byways in the U.S., and discover the wonderful surprises that await you around every corner! "The Selkirk Loop needs to be on every travelers bucket list", says RV America Magazine. Nearly the entire Loop follows rivers and lake shores, which historically were used for transportation, by native tribes, explorer David Thompson, gold seekers on the Wild Horse Trail, and early settlers. Today the scenic Loop’s lakes, rivers and trails are a vast uncrowded playground with a myriad of opportunities for year-round recreation, scenic beauty and unique cultures. The Selkirk Loop is one of the Top 10 Scenic Drives in the Northern Rockies. For more information go to http://www.selkirkloop.org