Originally Posted by dport
I am guessing we will need to chase down a inspection station before we launch, I do not remember seeing a inspection station as we come from the south( US 191 ).
Isn't that the truth! Conceivably, you can do Alpine without check-in or out at the inspection station, that is, unless the rangers ask for the receipt at the put-in. (We haven't been asked yet.)
The inspection station is just north of Alpine Junction on Highway 26, going toward Swan Valley, on the west side of the highway. Apparently, they only care about boaters coming from Idaho.