Welcome to Our Town!

Spirit Lake's population has more than doubled in the past 20 years. Our town of over 2,000 has more than 4,000 part-time residents during the summer months as visitors flock to family lake cabins, resorts and campgrounds.

Tourism is giving new life to Spirit Lake's economy. Statewide tourism and travel spending is estimated at $3.5 billion and the recreation Meca of Spirit Lake is poised to capture its share.

In 2019 Spirit Lake continues to grow into a renowned tourist destination, recognized for its world class biking and hiking trails and amazing outdoor activities. With the addition of the Fireside water front park, new lodging, dining and business establishments, Spirit Lake has something new and exciting for everyone.

By The Numbers Population:

City of Spirit Lake: 2001 (2013)

Within 10 Miles: 2903

Within 15 Miles: approx. 10,000

Nearby Communities:

Athol - 7.5 miles East: Pop. 692

Blanchard - 7.5 miles North: Pop. 261

Rathdrum - 12 miles South Pop. 6826

• City of Spirit Lake Information:

City Hall


Park and Recreation

• Spirit Lake Area Library:

Library Website

Library Activities:

Pre-school Story Time (Geared to ages 2-6)

Tuesday, 10:30 am

Join us for stories, songs, puppets, crafts, snacks, and more! Stick around after Storytime for play time! Come spend your morning at the library!

Homeschool It Club

Every Thursday, 3:30 - 4:30pm

(January 14; February 4, 18 ; March 3, 17; April 7, 21; May 5)

Looking for an after school program that does “It” all from science and technology to art and adventures from some of your favorite books? The new “It Club” features something different to explore. Join us, “It” is going to be awesome! Programs are geared to grades K-6. Free!

Come join us for Build It, Play It, Paint It, Explore It, Make It and more!

• Spirit Lake Area Schools:

Spirit Lake Elementary School Website

Timberlake Jr. High School Website

Timberlake Sr. High School Website