Coeur d’Alene Rally 2017

Blackwell Island RV Resort
Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
July 23 -28


It’s been seven years since we visited Blackwell Island RV Resort, Coeur d’Alene, ID, as a chapter, doesn’t’ seem that long – time flies! Blackwell Island RV Resort is on the mouth of the Spokane River where it empties into the north shore of Lake Coeur d’Alene just a few minutes from down town Coeur d’Alene. The area offers lots of summer time activities including boating, fishing, jet skiing, hiking, water skiing, shopping, golf, nearby Silverwood Theme Park and tons of geocaches in the area for you geocacher enthusiasts.

We are planning a relaxing week including games on the lawn, summer BBQ with hamburgers, hot dogs, watermelon and all the fixin’s of a family picnic, a catered BBQ Dinner, an optional evening at the famous Cedars Floating Restaurant nearby, an optional sightseeing boat trip on the lake and lots of free time to enjoy the area. We’ll start you off every morning with a continental breakfast (coffee, pastries, fruit and maybe a surprise or two). We’ll start the rally with a pot luck meet and greet in our NWCC tradition on Sunday night and gather for a “Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow” semi pot luck breakfast together on our last morning. You must make your reservations for these events in advance with your registration for the weekend (details are on the registration form).

The optional dinner at Cedars is planned a little earlier than usual to accommodate our group reservation and to get discounted “Early bird” pricing. I know you will enjoy the evening, we all did last time. Your meal is inclusive – soup or choice of salad, your choice of prime rib, Cedar Plank Salmon, Smoked Chicken Alfredo or a vegetarian entrée TBA, huckleberry ice cream sundae and beverage (coffee, tea, iced tea). Bar service will be available separately. Our Catered BBQ will offer a variety of BBQ meats and all the fixings including desert. See registration for pricing.

The optional Sightseeing Boat Trip was also popular last time. The boat offers both inside and outside seating with no host basic bar service (beer wine and limited cocktails). The guides will point out interesting sights along our trip. When we return to the dock you are free to enjoy downtown Coeur d’Alene. WE don’t have anything planned for that night so you may want to make dinner reservations in town and perhaps enjoy an evening event in town. If you would rather come back to Blackwell Island Resort the clubhouse and kitchen will be open for our use.

This rally is planned during the height of Blackwell Island Resort’s season so space is limited. We have a limited number of sites reserved and when they are gone they’re gone. Make your plans now for what promises to be a great rally and send in your registration early! Don’t miss out.

Please be aware that Blackwell Island Resort is pet friendly including a doggie area on the river to enjoy. However, they have a pet policy which will not allow certain aggressive breeds (Pit Bulls, German Shepherds, etc). If you have any concerns about whether your pet is welcome, please call the park at (888)571-2900 for additional information

Resort information – you MUST register for this event through NWCCers. Please do not contact Blackwell Island directly for reservations.

Here is what we have planned:

Monday – Thurs 7:30 – 8:30 Continental Breakfast in the Clubhouse – Rotating hosts
Sunday July 23, 6 PM Meet and Greet Pot Luck
Monday, July 24 Summer Family Picnic hosted by NWCC
Tuesday, July 25 Afternoon Boat Cruise* on Lake Coeur d’Alene –    Evening free
Wednesday, July 26, 6 PM Catered BBQ in the Clubhouse
Thursday, July 27, 5 PM Dinner at Cedars*
Friday, July 28 Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow Breakfast (semi pot luck)

*Optional – see registration for cost.
Last time we visited Blackwell Island Resort we had a lot of fun together and the July weather was perfect – nice and warm but not too hot. You will have plenty of time to relax and enjoy the area with your NWCC friends.

So, y’all come for a Summer Family Picnic week at Blackwell Island with your NWCCers family! Make your reservation NOW! You can register online at

Register Here

Fred Dent, Past President, Wagonmaster