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Spirit Lake Real Estate Community Guide


In Kootenai County, Idaho you find pristine Spirit Lake. This small town is located 38 minutes north of downtown Coeur d’Alene and 10 minutes west of Athol, ID. Here positive energy abounds with a community centered around lake activities. Named by the local American Indians as “Lake of the Spirit,” this lake truly reaches the heavens with an elevation of 2,400 feet that is unmatched in the Idaho Panhandle. Priest Lake has been developed into a boater’s and fisher’s paradise with 12 miles of shoreline with boat ramps. This town was founded as a lumber town, and is now a quiet, friendly town with a historic downtown. In fact, many of the downtown buildings have been listed on the Historical Register and has one of the oldest continuously operating saloons in the state. 

Spirit Lake Real Estate

Real Estate in Spirit Lake is a unique blend of waterfront homes, farmhouse style homes, homes on acreages and large estate homes. Families will be impressed with the local school system with Spirit Lake Elementary School and Timberlake Junior & Highschool delivering some truly great facilities for local residents. If you are searching for the perfect home with a small town feel, look no further than Spirit Lake’s undisputable charm.

Spirit Lake Boars Nest
Beautiful Spirit Lake, ID in the swing of summer.

Recreation at Spirit Lake 

This vibrant town offers residents and visitors some truly amazing recreational opportunities. At Spirit Lake you will find some of the best boating, fishing, and swimming anywhere. The picturesque lake is the perfect setting to let go of worries and just enjoy nature. Fishing enthusiasts are thoroughly impressed by this lake with approximately 1,445 acres of surface area and 100 foot depth at its deepest; this is a perfect place to “reel in a beauty.” There is also a public beach in the downtown core perfect for that family picnic. 

Beyond the lake there is a truly great system of trails here at Spirit Lake. The Empire Trail System on the north shore offers splendid views of the lake for hikers and mountain biker’s alike. For the golfers out there you will find a great time on the link of the nearby Stonehenge and Twin Lakes Golf Courses.