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Update Sept 18, 2022:

Lifted! The ban on open burning (campfires, charcoal barbecues) has been canceled due to improved air quality. Thanks for helping to keep the air clear.

Beginning September 18th Loops A and B (Sites 1-51) will be closed for construction.


Park Reservations
By phone: 1-888-9-CAMPID or 1-888-922-6743
DetailsHanna Flats Park N' Ski
Location33 miles north of Priest River off State Highway 57
DifficultyBeginner - intermediate
Distance5 m/10 km of ski trails; 2.2 m/3.5 km snowshoe trails
GroomingYes - traditional kick and glide and snowshoe
Backcountry ski potential Yes
AboutNordic ski trails and snowshoe trails at Hanna Flats are relatively gentle in a meadow and forest setting on the west side of Priest Lake. The trail system is well-suited for snowshoers and track skiers. The adjoining airstrip is a great workout for skate skiing. Two short loops are available for skiers and several interlacing loops for snowshoers. The Hanna Grove Nature Trail, located a little more than a mile from the trailhead, is worth checking out to see some old growth cedar trees and read about an old wildfire. Backcountry skiers could climb adjacent mountains above the flats to crank out a few turns.
More InformationPriest Lake Ranger District or call 208-443-2512
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Hanna Flats Location Map
DetailsPriest Lake Golf Course Park N' Ski
Location28 m N of Priest River on west side of Priest Lake off Hwy 57
DifficultyBeginner - intermediate
Distance9.1 m/14.6 km ski trails; 2.8 m/4.5 km snowshoe trails
GroomingYes - set track for traditional kick and glide
Backcountry ski potential Yes
AboutThe Priest Lake Golf Course has the most extensive groomed Nordic trail system in the vicinity of Priest Lake. During the winter season, the area is blanketed with generous amounts of snow and the golf course is transformed into the Priest Lake Nordic Center. Hill's Resort serves as the hub for the Golf Course Nordic system and also offers rental equipment. The trail system provides routes along the lakeside and also connects to the Hanna Flats trails to the north. The total of nearly 50 kilometers of groomed trails from beginning to intermediate level provide an ideal setting for family Nordic activities. Trails are groomed on a regular basis, conditions permitting, for traditional kick and glide skiers and skate skiers. The Nordic Park N' Ski Trail area is open daily.
More Information(208) 443-2551
MapsPriest Lake Golf Course 1

Priest Lake Golf Course 2

Priest Lake Golf Course Location Map
DetailsPriest Lake State Park Park N' Ski Indian Creek Unit
Location11 m N of Coolin, ID on east side of Priest Lake
DifficultyBeginner - intermediate
Distance5.4 m/8.7 km ski trails; 1.5 m/2.4 km snowshoe trails
YurtNo but winter one- and two-room cabins are available for $45 per night
Backcountry ski potential No
DogsYes on ungroomed trails only
AboutPriest Lake State Park's Indian Creek Unit provides a change of scenery immediately adjacent to the lake. A compact trail loop system circles the park's visitor center area, and if that's not enough of a workout, another loop system to the north provides more mileage and more challenging trails. There is a new viewpoint trail that affords nice views of the lake and surrounding mountains on a sunny day. The park's visitor center and store are open on weekends for fresh coffee or hot chocolate. Snowshoes can also be rented at the vistor's center.
More InformationPriest Lake State Park (208)443-2200
MapsIndian Creek

Indian Creek Location Map
DetailsRocky Point Park N' Ski
Location4.4 m N of Coolin, ID
Distance4.3 m/6.9 km
YurtNo but there is a warming hut
Backcountry ski potential Yes
DogsYes on leash only
AboutRocky Point is a nifty trail system on a peninsula on the east side of the lake north of Coolin. This area is best for snowshoeing. Parking is available at the Blue Diamond Marina.
More Information(208) 334-4199
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Rocky Point Location Map
DetailsChipmunk Rapids
Location22 miles north of Priest River, off State Hwy 57
DifficultyBeginner to more difficult
Distance10.4 miles
GroomingOccasional, track set for traditional kick and glide skiers
Backcountry ski potential Yes
AboutChipmunk Rapids ski trails are a two-loop system of interconnecting roads. The trail head is near the Priest Lake
Visitors Information Center at Dickensheet Junction. The
groomed trails are called the Kaniksu Marsh Loop and the
River View Loop. There are other ungroomed trails in the area which are sometimes skier track set. These trails are mainly flat and used by novice to advanced cross-country skiers. The trails offer spectacular views of Kaniksu Marsh, Priest River, and the Selkirk Mountains. This area is also frequently used by big game as a winter range area, so try to minimize your disturbance to the winterizing wildlife.
More Information(208) 334-4199
Details4th of July Pass
LocationFrom Coeur d'Alene, travel East on Hwy I-90, approximately 23 miles, take exit 28
DifficultyBeginner - intermediate with a few expert pitches
Distance7.8 miles
GroomingYes, 10-foot skating lane with track set for traditional kick and glide
YurtNo, but there is a warming hut
Backcountry ski potential Yes
About4th of July Pass is a great place to ski or snowshoe because it starts from a high point afforded by the 4th of July Summit. Three loop trails wind through stately cedar, fir, and pine forests. The snowshoeing trails are almost as extensive as the groomed ski trails. Backcountry skiers can climb nearby mountains to carve turns.
More Information(208) 334-4199
Maps4th of July Trail Map

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Address: 314 Indian Creek Park Road
Coolin, ID 83821
Phone: (208) 443-2200
Hours of Operation: Day-use locations within state parks are open from 7 am to 10 pm, per Idaho state code 26.01.20 (5). Day-use hours may change based on park manager discretion.

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