The effects of the government shutdown are rippling across the country even impacting boaters in Lake Coeur d'Alene.
Blackwell Island in Coeur d'Alene is closed until the government reopens. Since the 3rd Street boat launch was closed for the summer due to McEuen Park construction, Blackwell Island became a popular spot for boaters to use.
"It's been a nightmare trying to get the boat launched, trying to put it up for the season, we've got limited docks," boater Julie Bauman said in regards to Blackwell Island being closed now.
With Blackwell Island shut down, many boaters are frustrated as they try to figure out where they can launch their boat.
"We went there to go launch our boat (Blackwell Island) and the gates were closed with the sign posted," Bauman said.
The 3rd Street boat launch just recently opened up but over the weekend, there was hardly anyone there. It seems most people think it's still closed.
This has left Higgens Point boat launch, a few miles east of downtown Coeur d'Alene, packed with trailers and trucks as many people get their boats out of the water for the season.
"We hit this really early this morning to get our boat out of the water and it was packed, we had to wait in line for a place to park," boater Mike Manning said.
Boaters say they're frustrated by the inconvenience but hope next summer is a smoother ride.