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Spirit-Lake is the name of both a small city and lake located in the northern Idaho Panhandle in Kootenai County. The population of the city was 1,376 as of the 2000 census. Although small in population, there are tons of activities at Spirit Lake. Situated on State Highway 41, just 10 miles north of Rathdrum and within easy driving distance of both Coeur dAlene and Spokane, the area is served by two resorts. The lake has twelve miles of shoreline, is 4.5 miles long and is 100 feet at its deepest. Spirit Lake is also the highest of all the small lakes in the Inland Empire region of Idaho, at 2,400 feet. The majestic Selkirk Mountains are to the west and north and the lake is surrounded by lush forests and hiking and biking trails on all sides. The town offers a city park with a public beach, boat ramp and dock. Recreational activities include swimming, boating, fishing, water skiing, hiking and biking, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, ice fishing, scenic drives and historical tours. Spirit Lake is also near two excellent golf courses, Stoneridge and Twin Lakes. In addition, a farmers market is located at Spirit Lake during the summer months. The city hosts an old-fashioned Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks in July, and Heritage Days in September, with music in the park, mountain men demonstrations, steam engines, food vendors and other activities.

Surrounding areas: Blanchard, Idaho (6.3 mi), Careywood, Idaho (11.5 mi), Avondale Lake, Idaho (14.7 mi), Hayden Lake, Idaho (14.9 mi), Priest River, Idaho (15.1 mi), Post Falls, Idaho (18.0 mi), Coeur D Alene, Idaho (19.1 mi)

Spirit Lake Vacation Rentals




Spirit Lake Hotels and Resorts

 
Hotels & Motels
Stoneridge Resort250 ChatwoldBlanchard, ID6.9 mi.(208) 437-2451
Athol MotelE 5950 Hwy 54Athol, ID7.7 mi.(208) 683-3476
Scenic Bay Marina101 Scenic Bay DrBayview, ID14.4 mi.(208) 683-2243
Holiday Inn Express Hotel And Suites Coeur d Alene North151 W Orchard AveHayden, ID15.1 mi.(208) 772-7900
Golden Spur MotelUS Hwy 2Newport, WA16.7 mi.(509) 447-3823
Nendels Inn At RiverbendW 4105 Riverbend AvePost Falls, ID17.6 mi.(208) 773-3258
Sleep Inn100 N Pleasantview RdPost Falls, ID17.6 mi.(208) 777-9394
Comfort Inn Post Falls3175 E Seltice WayPost Falls, ID17.8 mi.(208) 773-8900
Best Western Templins Resort Hotel414 East First AvePost Falls, ID18.4 mi.(208) 773-1811
Holiday Inn Express2300 W Seltice WayCoeur D Alene, ID18.6 mi.(208) 667-3100
Best Western Coeur D'alene Inn414 West ApplewayCoeur D'alene, ID18.7 mi.(208) 765-3200
Holiday Inn414 W ApplewayCoeur D'alene, ID18.7 mi.(208) 765-3200
Motel 6416 W ApplewayCoeur D'alene, ID18.7 mi.(208) 664-6600
Shilo Inn702 W ApplewayCoeur D'alene, ID18.7 mi.(208) 664-2300
Super 8505 W ApplewayCoeur D'alene, ID18.7 mi.(208) 765-4683
Guesthouse Inn330 W ApplewayCoeur D Alene, ID18.8 mi.(208) 765-3011
La Quinta Inn280 W ApplewayCoeur D'alene, ID18.8 mi.(208) 765-5500
Comfort Inn2303 N Fourth StCoeur D Alene, ID19.0 mi.(208) 664-1649
Sundowner2113 ShermanCoeur D'alene, ID19.0 mi.(208) 667-9789
Riverbend Inn4105 W Riverbend RdPost Falls, ID19.0 mi.(208) 773-3583
Ameritel Inn - Coeur D'alene333 Ironwood AveCoeur D'alene, ID19.2 mi.(800) 600-6001
Red Rose Motel621 ShermanCoeur D'alene, ID20.3 mi.(208) 667-5030
Days Inn2200 NW BlvdCoeur D'alene, ID20.4 mi.(208) 667-8668
Silver Lake Motel6160 SunshineCoeur D'alene, ID20.4 mi.(208) 772-5958
Coeur D'alene Resort111 S FirstCoeur D'alene, ID20.6 mi.(208) 765-4000
Red Lion Templins Hotel On The River - Post Falls414 E 1st AvePost Falls, ID20.6 mi.(208) 773-1611
La Quinta Inn & Suites2209 E Sherman AveCoeur D'alene, ID21.0 mi.(208) 667-6777
Country Inn470700 Hwy 95Sagle, ID22.1 mi.(208) 263-3333
Angel Of The Lake410 Railroad AveSandpoint, ID22.8 mi.(208) 263-0816
Comfort Inn & Suites Of Liberty Lake2327 N MadisonLiberty Lake, WA24.3 mi.(509) 340-3333
Residence Inn By Marriott Spokane East Valley15915 East Indiana AveSpokane, WA25.5 mi.(800) 331-3131
Oxford Suites-Spokane Valley15015 E Indiana AveSpokane Valley, WA25.6 mi.(866) 668-7848
Comfort Inn Valley905 N Sullivan RdVeradale, WA25.8 mi.(509) 924-3838
La Quinta Inn415 CedarSandpoint, ID25.9 mi.(208) 263-9581
Lakeside Motel106 BRGSandpoint, ID25.9 mi.(208) 263-2717
Monarch InnHwy 95 NSandpoint, ID25.9 mi.(208) 263-1222
Sandpoint Super 8 Motel478641 Hwy 95 NSandpoint, ID25.9 mi.(208) 263-2210
Selkirk Lodge10000 Schweitzer MTN RdSandpoint, ID25.9 mi.(208) 265-0257
Super 8478641 Hwy 95NSandpoint, ID25.9 mi.(208) 263-2216
K2 Motel501 N 4THSandpoint, ID26.0 mi.(208) 263-3441
 
Bed & Breakfast
River Cove Bed & Breakfast212 Parkwood PLPost Falls, ID17.6 mi.(208) 773-9190

Spirit Lake Weather & Climate

Northern Idaho has a distinct four-season climate. Located within the northern latitude, Idaho's Northern Panhandle has summer days that are long and sunny, with just enough rain to keep things very green and pretty. Temperatures can range from very warm in the summer to very cold in the winter. The major mountain ranges accumulate a deep snow cover in the winter. In spring, the melting snow pack provides irrigation water for the lower regions of the state. The major source of moisture for northern Idaho is the Pacific Ocean, although in summer there are some exceptions when moisture-laden air is brought in from the south.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 35°F 21°F 2.66 in. -
February 39°F 23°F 2.32 in. -
March 46°F 27°F 2.18 in. -
April 56°F 31°F 1.94 in. -
May 65°F 38°F 2.37 in. -
June 73°F 44°F 1.92 in. -
July 80°F 48°F 1.25 in. -
August 80°F 47°F 1.19 in. -
September 68°F 39°F 1.25 in. -
October 55°F 32°F 1.81 in. -
November 42°F 28°F 3.13 in. -
December 35°F 22°F 3.29 in. -

Spirit Lake Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Coeur D Alene Air Terminal airport (COE) located about 13 miles south of Spirit Lake in Coeur D ' Alene, Idaho, the Deer Park airport (DEW) located approximately 25 miles west of Spirit Lake in Deer Park, Washington, the Sandpoint airport (SZT) located roughly 27 miles northeast of Spirit Lake in Sandpoint, Idaho, the Spokane International airport (GEG) located around 39 miles southwest of Spirit Lake in Spokane, Washington, and finally the Shoshone County airport (S83) located about 42 miles southeast of Spirit Lake in Kellogg, Idaho.

Spirit Lake Attractions

 
Amusement and Theme Parks
Silverwood Theme ParkAtholID7.7 mi.
Adventures 'N FunCoeur d' AleneID19.1 mi.
Riverfront ParkSpokaneWA33.4 mi.
 
Golf Courses
Stoneridge Golf CourseBlanchardID5.9 mi.
Twin Lakes Village Golf CourseRathdrumID10.9 mi.
Avondale Golf & Tennis ClubHayden LakeID16.0 mi.
Highlands Golf & Country ClubPost FallsID18.1 mi.
Links Golf CoursePost FallsID18.1 mi.
Prairie Falls Golf ClubPost FallsID18.1 mi.
Coeur DAlene Public Golf CourseCoeur D'AleneID21.0 mi.
Ponderosa Springs G CCoeur D'AleneID21.0 mi.
Valley View Golf CourseLiberty LakeWA23.3 mi.
Liberty Lake Golf CourseLiberty LakeWA24.8 mi.
MeadowWood Golf CourseLiberty LakeWA24.8 mi.
Sandpoint Elks G CSandpointID25.6 mi.
Deer Park Golf ClubDeer ParkWA27.8 mi.
 
Ski Areas
Schweitzer Mountain ResortSandpointID25.9 mi.
Lookout PassWallaceID55.5 mi.
Turner MountainLibbyMT67.2 mi.
 
State Parks
Mount Spokane State ParkWA11.6 mi. 
Farragut State ParkID13.4 mi. 
Round Lake State ParkID17.3 mi. 
Pend Oreille State ParkWA22.0 mi. 
Lake Newport State ParkWA22.3 mi. 
Saint Michaels Mission State ParkWA26.9 mi. 
Dragoon Creek State ParkWA27.1 mi. 
Indian Rock Paintings State ParkWA31.5 mi. 
Riverside State ParkWA34.4 mi. 
Mowry State ParkID35.0 mi. 
Old Mission State ParkID37.8 mi. 


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