Dates for the open and close of the boat launch at Q’emiln Park vary each year.  Avista sets those dates depending on water levels, the weather and the effect on the dam and public safety. The ramp is typically closed each year in mid-November due to weather conditions and dropping water levels. The boat launch must remain closed for safety reasons whenever water is spilled through gates at the Post Falls Dam,which can be the case for much of the fall through spring. Generally, the ramp re-opens in the late spring or early summer, depending on the amount of inflows into Lake Coeur d’Alene.