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.




Additional Photos

Gates are closed for the winter. 


ALERT!  Logging operations on the Thompson Creek Road will create a very dangerous situation so ABSOLUTELY NO VEHICLES will be allowed on the road beginning 02/01/2021. This includes ATV/UTV/Motorcycles and all full size vehicles as well as non-motorized access.  The roadway is signed as closed.  There is no turn around beyond the road closed sign.   Expect travel through this area to be closed for 6-8 week, including on weekends.






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 winter fat bike riding , hiking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing.  Horses are not permitted to use the trail network.


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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