Kevin and Carol Bennett
Kevin and Carol Bennett

Spirit Lake

Spirit Lake, Idaho is located in Kootenai County.

Spirit Lake, referred to by local Indians as the "Lake of the Spirit" is one of only two sealed-bottom lakes in the world. Located at 2,400 feet in elevation, it is the highest of the panhandle lakes and has 12 miles of shoreline with boat ramps and fishing. It developed into a popular resort for visitors from Spokane in the early 1900s. The town of the same name began in 1908 as a timber town owned by Panhandle Lumber Company and today still features excellent frontier architecture on Main St.

Spirit Lake, one of only two lakes in the world with a sealed bottom and referred to by local Indians as the "Lake of the Spirit." Located at 2,400 feet in elevation, it is the highest of the panhandle lakes and has 12 miles of shoreline with boat ramps and fishing attracting boaters and fishing enthusiasts in the summer and ice fishing in the winter. It developed into a popular resort for visitors from Spokane in the early 1900s. The town started as a busy lumber town in the early 1900’s and today is a quiet, friendly town with many of the downtown buildings listed on the Historical Register. Stop off at the White Horse Saloon, the oldest continuously operating saloon in Idaho.

Things To See and Do On and Around Spirit Lake, Idaho

Boating
Fishing
Hiking: Empire Trails at Spirit Lake
Swimming

Annual Events

Father’s Day Big Back In Lawn Mower Drag Race
Labor Day on the Grass
Car Show
Mt. Spokane to Spirit Lake Mountain Bike ride
Swap Meet & Bluegrass in the Park
Free Summer Concert Series

Stay

Silver Beach Resort
9790 W. Spirit Lake Road
PO Box 38
Spirit Lake, Idaho 83869
623-4842

Contact
Spirit Lake Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 772
Spirit Lake, ID 83869
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(208) 623-3411
www.spiritlakechamber.com

 

 

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