What you need to know before you go

You will need to purchase a recreation access permit and review the IEP rules of use. There are 4 types of permits available:  Individual annual ($50), Family annual ($80), Daily motorized ($15/vehicle), and Non-motorized daily ($2.50/person). Permits may be purchased from our network of local vendors.

  • Whites Outdoors, 4002 E Ferry, Spokane, WA (near Spokane Co. fair and expo center)
  • Black Sheep Sporting Goods, 3534 N Government Way, Coeur d'Alene, ID
  • Hauser Market and Smoke Shop, 17305 W Hwy 53, Hauser Lake, ID
  • Hico Convenience/Gas Store (Exxon), 15963 N Hwy 41, Rathdrum, ID
  • Old West Hardware, 6210 Maine St, Spirit Lake
  • Levi's Minit Market, W 109 4th St, Deer Park, WA
  • Liberty Lake City Hall, 22710 E Country Vista Dr, Liberty Lake, WA
  • The Barn in Northport - Coffee Shop, 221 Summit Avenue, Northport, WA

Empire Trails is now open. 

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


Weather conditions in mountainous terrain is subject to sudden changes. We recommend that you be prepared for wet, cold, and windy conditions even during summer months.


For those accessing back country behind closed gates during our off season, be aware that changing snow conditions can make travel treacherous.  What you can travel over during the early morning hours can become soft and uncrossable by mid morning.


We strongly advise that you share your planned route and itinerary with a responsible person. If you are the responsible person and someone you know has not returned when expected, call our 24 hour hotline at 866-437-7722.


For site specific information you can call our toll free number, 866-437-7711, between 9 am-4 pm.


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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

E-mail: qsist@frontier.com



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