Empire Paper Company owns more than 116,000 acres of timberland in
northeastern Washington and northern Idaho. Private timberlands like
these provide many of the wood products used by the public.
Part of the IEP Forest Management philosophy is
to protect the natural resources we all enjoy in these timberland
areas and to make these resources available for year-round public recreation and
enjoyment. With an IEP Access Permit you and your family can enjoy:
Mountain Bike Riding
Snowshoeing/Cross Country Skiing
Christmas Tree Cutting*
* See downloadable Guide for specific rules and restrictions.
For more information on IEP's Recreational Use Program, or to
plan a Group activity, please contact us at (208) 623-2539 or toll free at 1(866) 437-7711.
Click to download the
IEP Recreation Access Rules and Regulations Guide
Click here to download the Map of the IEP Recreational Use Area
Click here for additional maps from
Quality Services Inc.
Please read our important Fire Alert message - Click to read.
IEP timerlands are closed to all snowmobiles This closure is a direct result of continued damage to young trees from off-road snowmobiling. IEP will continue to work with local and state organizations to find a long-term solution to the problem. For more information, click here.
IEP Access Permits are available at these locations:
Rathdrum, ID -
Hico Convenience/Gas Store (Exxon) – 15963 N. Hwy 41 Rathdrum, ID
Spirit Lake, ID -
Miller's Food City
31964 N. 5th Avenue,
Spirit Lake, ID
Hauser Lake, ID -
Hauser Market & Smoke Shop 17305 W. Highway 53,
Hauser Lake, ID
Coeur d’Alene, ID -
Black Sheep Sporting Goods
3534 N. Government Way,
Coeur d'Alene, ID
Spokane, WA -
4002 E. Ferry,
Near Spokane County Fair & Expo Center
Deer Park, WA -
Levi’s Mini Market
W. 109 4th Street,
Deer Park, WA
Northport, WA -
Morning Bear Coffee
320 Center Avenue, Suite A
Liberty Lake, WA -
Liberty Lake City Hall
22710 E. Country Vista Blvd, Liberty Lake, WA