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
  • 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
  • Morning Bear Coffee, 320 Center Avenue, Suite A, Northport, WA 99157. Hours are 7AM-4PM, Monday-Saturday.  Closed on Sunday.  TEMPORARILY CLOSED.  To purchase a permit, call 208-623-2539.

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 open (except Mt. Spokane) and Firewood season has started.  Please be careful of wet roads - do not rut them with heavy loads.


ALERT!  Heavy logging truck traffic on the M40. Yarder cables are crossing the roadway and ATV trail pulling logs from downhill.  Operators cannot see the roadway or trail creating a very dangerous situation so ABSOLUTELY NO VEHICLES are allowed in the area.  This includes ATV/UTV/Motorcycles and all full size vehicles.  The roadway and trail is signed as closed.  Travel beyond that point is restricted and can result in the loss of all permit privleges.   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 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

E-mail: qsist@frontier.com



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