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Ione, Washington

The Town of Ione, located in north central Pend Oreille County, is situated on State Highway 31. It is 22 miles south of the Canadian Border and approximately 90 miles north of Spokane. Ione is located on the banks of the beautiful Pend Oreille River in the heart of the Selkirk Mountains. An abundance of wildlife, primitive forests and clear mountain lakes provide year-round opportunities for recreation.

Web site: www.Co.Pend-Oreille.WA.us/Ione.html

Major Events and Festivals

March

 

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

509.442.3435

July

 

Poker Paddle

Held in mid-July. Paddle from Usk to Ione. Teams use canoes (or non motorized boats) on the Pend Oreille River, stop at designated locations, draw a card and proceed to the finish line.  The best poker hand wins. 509.447.5812

Downriver Days

Held in late July.  Celebrate the summer. Join us in the Ione City Park, along the beautiful Pend Oreille River, for Downriver Days. Festivals include Cowboy Breakfast, Snowmobile River Crossing (Sunday Only), Fun in the Park, Arts & Crafts, Street Dance, and much, much more! Plan to visit breathtaking North Pend Oreille County for the time of your life. 509.442.3435
Attractions

North Pend Oreille Valley Lion's Excursion Train
On a crisp fall morning a train whistle can be heard in the distance. Visitors from all over the world await the conductor's voice announcing "All Aboard!" The North Pend Oreille Valley Lion's excursion train is about to begin its trip from the Ione Depot to Metaline Falls and return. This two-hour ride gives tourists a chance to experience traveling on a train of yesteryear through some of Pend Oreille County's most scenic country and often times sight wildlife as the train winds its way through the country-side. A stop on the trestle spanning the Pend Oreille River gives passengers a birds-eye view of Box Canyon Dam, Pend Oreille Utility District's generation plant.
509.442.5466, www.POVN.com/NPOVLions

 

Tiger Historical Center/Museum
The Tiger Store is the last remaining building of the once-bustling town of Tiger. This historic 1912 building was restored in the year 2000 to be the Gateway for the North Pend Oreille Scenic Byway, as well as the home of the Tiger Histroical Center's museum, and a store run by the organization's members.The building, which was historically a general store and was the town's post office until 1975, now serves as a Visitor Infomation Center, a public rest area from May through October, a gift shop, a free museum, a source of information on local family histories and history of the Byway area. This site has a year-round outdoor information kiosk. 509.442.0288, www.POVN.com/Byway/thc/TigerHC.htm

Recreation

Edgewater Creek Campground

Situated along the banks of the Pend Oreille River. Facilities provided include restrooms, picnic area and a boat launch. Popular activities include boating activities and fishing. Picnic area has independent tables and fire rings, with great river views.

Noisy Creek Campground

Situated along the south shore of Sullivan Lake. Mountains surround the lake. Facilities provided include restrooms and a boat launch. Maximum 2 vehicles per site with an extra vehicle fee collected on site for the 2nd one - except at th group site. Facilities include: boat launch, tables, fire rings, water, garbage service, restrooms. Swimming, boating, fishing and hiking are popular activities.