The concessionaire for Kettle Falls Marina accepted a one year contract extension to operate a full suite of marina activities, including fueling and houseboat rentals.

NPS is currently examining alternatives for the best path forward. While many are hopeful, challenges for successful long term operation remain. The Park Service, for instance, has identified aging dock and fueling conditions that need to be addressed.

“Community upset with the current situation is clear and easy to understand,” said Forum Executive Director Andy Dunau. “But the only remedy for the upset is meeting the challenges identified. That means joining hands to define the how and who of investments that make long term operation of the marina viable.”

A public meeting is expected to be scheduled to receive public input.