Rules of Use

For a printable copy of the full recreation rules of use, visit  the IEP website at and click on the recreation link.

Firewood Season



IEP allows the felling of standing dead trees for personal firewood gathering.

In order to protect Western Larch (Tamarack) trees that seasonally lose their needles and to protect forest roads that soften during fall rains, there are no exceptions to these seasonal dates. 


Each permit allows for the taking of five cords of firewood for personal use.


Gate attendants will check and record the approximate volume of firewood that you are taking from IEP property. 


Firewood must be dead and seasoned.  Gate attendants will require you to offload green wood before exiting the property.


Firewood taken out in lengths must not exceed 6 feet.


When available, QSI will attempt to provide locations for easy access to firewood for disabled individuals.  Call our office for further information.




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2 gate hosts needed for the Spirit Lake area. For more information, please send resume to or call 208-623-2539. Season will be from mid May to end of October. Must have own RV.

Reminder, firewood cutting is closed until Memorial Day Weekend.


ALERT!  Heavy logging truck traffic on the Twin Lakes Road.  Hauls are originating off of the M6 and the M7, both of which are closed to all public access, including all motorized vehicles.  Roads are plowed and gates are open for truck traffic.  This does not mean the public has access because loaded trucks cannot stop for you on the icy roads!  Commercial operations are ongoing 7 days a week.  At this time, parking is allowed in the snowplow turn around area and access to 50" or less in width tracked vehicles is allowed beyond the Fish Creek gate.




You must carry fire equipment. (bucket, shovel and fire extinguisher)


Speed limit is maximum 25 MPH.




Please check each land owners page for updated information concerning the fire dangers and restrictions.

ATV's must be 50" or less to go around closed gates.

Empire Trails is open.

Empire Trails is open for summer bike riding and hiking-and for winter cross country skiing and snowshoeing.


Empire Trails (non-motorized bicycle and hiking trail) located near Spirit Lake. Daily non-motorized permit $2.50 or purchase an annual permit for unlimited use.


Be sure to check out the IEP printable maps!

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Quality Services, Inc.

P O Box 1162

Spirit Lake, ID 83869


Phone: 208/623-2539

Fax: 208/623-6618




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