The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Council announced watercraft that remain in the Flathead Basin will not require an annual inspection before launching the first time each season. This action does not apply to boats that have left the Flathead Basin or are entering the Basin.
All watercraft must stop at mandatory Watercraft Inspection Stations. If the watercraft passes an Inspection Station after hours of operation, the watercraft must be inspected before launch.
Watercraft can be inspected at Ravalli, Jesco Boats. Additional, a Certification Stations is located at the Mt Fish, Wildlife and Parks at Region 1 in Kalispell.
For more information on watercraft inspection requirement changes, hours of operation or locations contact Tom McDonald, Erik Hanson or Germaine White at 675-2700.