BlueSlide Resort

Scenic Recreation on the Pend Oreille River

 

Scenic Recreation on the Pend Oreille River


   

Blueslide Resort is located in the northeast corner of Washington state on the west shore of the Pend Oreille river between Cusick and Ione. The resort has direct access to over 55 miles of boatable water and over 1000 miles of ORV trail system.  

There is truly something for everyone at BlueSlide. The resort is rustic but accomodating with everything from laundry, propane, boat launch and yes, even a heated pool (for those days when the river is just a bit too cold).  Wildlife is abundant, the huckleberries are delicious and the scenic vistas  breathtaking. 

Watch the eagles hunt the river while you enjoy your morning coffee.  Later, head out on the water or jump on your ATV, then come home to BlueSlide for one of our community BBQ events.  Head to our camp store for an ice cream or candy treat and enjoy some popcorn under the stars at our beach movies nights.

For over 40 years, outdoor enthusiasts from all over the world have enjoyed BlueSlides rare combination of location and accommodations. BlueSlide is about reconnecting with old friends and making new ones.

Come make some memories with us...

We'd love to have you!


Our Service Committment... A note from the owners


Greetings from the owners of Blueslide Resort.  We are committed to your satisfaction and hope you recieve excellent service in each and every aspect of your interaction with our business.  We take our committment to service seriously and want to make sure we always provide a channel for our customers to communicate with us directly.  We work hard to hire the very best in onsite team members and train them to our standards of hospitality and when we are onsite, we hope to meet you personally.  But should your experience with our business not meet your expectations, this is concern us and we hope you give us the opportunity to make it right.  It is our direct service committement to you - our valued guest. 

If our onsite team did not address a concern or issue to your satisfaction - WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU. 

If you received exceptional service or want to share some positive feedback on your stay - WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU.

TALK TO THE OWNERS..... 


 

Current News


Welcome to our website.  We hope you will come back often and check our "events" page for whats happening at and around BlueSlide.  As we near the end of our 2013 season we wish to thank all of you who have supported us.  And if your NOT familiar with us, we hope you will become so...  There is truly something for everyone at BlueSlide. 

  • Heated inground swimming pool (opens Memorial Day weekend)
  • ATV trails for both novice and expert riders (ride all the way to Canada)
  • 55+ miles of water for boating and fishing (pike, bass, trout and more)
  • Accomodations to fit a variety of needs (RV, dry camp, cabins, seasonal)

The resort season runs April 15th and closes October 15th. We will consider requests for accomodations until Thanksgiving on an individual basis.But don't wait too long to make your reservations.  We are happy to answer any questions and accomodate your bookings.  In the off season, we have limited formal office hours but our team will respond to phone calls, emails and contact requests as soon as possible.  We look forward to helping you. 

 

Bank Revision Project Completed


Erosion is a part of river life and those who live on the river know this. Some areas are worse than others and unfortunately BlueSlide sits on a part of the river with characteristics that make the erosion issue even more agressive.  Add to that a couple of "flood stage years", the normal but constant water level fluxuation, a byproduct of living between two damns,  and you have a recipe for some pretty major bank impact. Large sections of the property were being compromised. 

So when the current owners took over BlueSlide just two short years ago, addressing this issue was a principle concern. It took nearly a year to navigate the various local, state, and federal agencies to acquire the proper authorization for the project. Is also took a group of talented professionals to do the work, and some cooperation from our seasonal tenants and mother nature. 

It all came together last fall and we are please to report that our bank has been stablized.  We have some additional planting to do in the spring but we have effectively stopped the damaging erosion that posed the greatest threat to this very special place. 

And in the process we completed a beach refacing (the 'pond' is gong) and a new beach access road installed.  We couldn't be more excited to share this with you.

Want to see more pictures of the project? 

 

BlueSlide on the "Water Trail"


As you approach the resort this year you will notice a new sign on the highway identifying BlueSlide as a part of the Pend Oreille River Water Trail.  As part of our participation, the beach refacing project completed last fall has created some opportunities for us to add some spectacular rivers edge dry camp sites for our "trail" guests.  We hope to be opening those sites in early summer.  Keep an eye on this site for the announcement. 

Water trails offer small boat recreationalists and paddlers the opportunity to travel a designated route along a river by providing access areas, environmental and historical points of interests, relaxing picnic stops, and overnight campsites. They educate on the environment, history, and culture of the area and promote resource stewardship. Water trails provide paddlers with relaxing outdoor recreation, fresh-air fitness, and family activities.

BlueSlide Resort is pleased to be participating and will continue to support the project in coming years as development continues.  The trail covers 70 miles of the river beginning in Oldtown ID and finishes near the canadian border.  Look for updated water trail guides, maps and brochures in our office this summer.