• Post Falls Dam

  • Photographed by Tom Holman

Kootenai County | North Idaho

Local Facts
Population: 138,494
Fort Sherman established in 1878.
Lake Coeur d’Alene 120 ft. deep, 25 miles long & over 135 miles of shoreline.
Coeur d’ Alene - Early French explorers, impressed by the North Idaho Schee-Schu-Umsh Indians’ sharp trading practices, proclaimed the Schee-Schu-Umsch possessed hearts (Coeur) like an awl (d’Alene) – a sharp tool used to pierce and sew leather. Locals now abbreviate, writing it as CdA.

If you find a few shekels in your pocket there is no better place to be than in this area that offers so much to visitors. You can spend your coin while perusing eclectic shops, enjoying delectable restaurants, collecting at art galleries, sipping coffee, taking a spin on the lake or teeing up that little white ball. Or you can also participate in activities that only require an investment of your time- strolling the world’s longest floating board walk, exploring Tubbs Hill, or climbing on the Fort Sherman Playground.

Take a stroll down Sherman Avenue, Coeur d’Alene (pronounced core-da-lane) and be surprised that this once-upon-a-time 1870’s outpost for Fort Sherman is now a thriving mini-metropolis with all the amenities of a large cosmopolitan city. Sitting pretty on Lake Coeur d’Alene’s north shore, along with distinctive northwest shops, antique stores, casual and gourmet restaurants, and art galleries, this picturesque town offers a vibrant waterfront with beaches, parks, public docks, cruise boat rides, & the opportunity to walk on the world’s longest floating boardwalk at the award-winning Coeur d’Alene Resort.


Kootenai County - Post Falls

Post Falls is named for Frederick Post, a German immigrant who constructed a lumber mill along the Spokane River in 1871 on land he purchased from Andrew Seltice, Chief of the Coeur d'Alene Tribe. The purchase of the land is preserved in a pictograph on a granite cliff in Treaty Rock park.



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