Colville Tribes

The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Indian Reservation is a group of businesses owned and operated by the Colville Tribes. The Confederated Tribes Of The Colville Reservation.

Department of Transportation (DOT)

Richard Palmer| (509) 634-2556 | Email

Front Desk| (509) 634-2540

The Colville Confederated Tribes: Department of Transportation (CCT: DOT)
Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) 2016-2020
CCTDOT: The Road Ahead, Vol. 1 Issue 1
Elder Snow Plow Application
Inchelium Winter Shuttle Schedule 2013-2014


Inchelium-Gifford Ferry Schedule

During the months of April 1 to September 30 (Summer Hours) the ferry makes its first run at 6:30 a.m. (from the Inchelium side) and its last run at 9:45 p.m. (from the Gifford side). During the months beginning October 1 through March 30 the ferry makes its first run at 6:30 a.m. and its last run @ 8:45 p.m. (from the Gifford side). The ferry leaves the Inchelium side at the top and bottom of every hour and it leaves the Gifford side at 15 minutes past and 15 minutes to the hour.

The ferry closes annually (typically it coincides with School Spring Break) for a week for maintenance. It also closes periodically (typically during the spring) when water levels do not permit the ferry to operate. Our docks only allow the ferry to go to the elevation of 1232' above sea level. When water levels get below this level the ferry has to temporarily stop operations and resume when water levels permit.

Inchelium-Gifford Ferry a Lifeline


  • To enhance the quality of life in Indian communities.
  • To facilitate preservation and enhancement of Tribal and cultural/traditional values.
  • To optimize Bureau and Tribal human resources by ensuring Tribes are provided assistance in planning and maintaining an adequate network of Roads to support their Social and Economic Development through disseminating information on the Roads Program and funding; coordinating between Tribes, other agencies, and Area Office staff; and coordinating compliance with Tribal permitting program.