Center of the outdoor universe

Welcome to the Center of the Outdoor Universe! Here you will discover a boundless variety of natural resources and recreational activities. This is just a small sample of what we have to offer outdoor equipment companies. Imagine the recreational opportunities and what a great place we offer to test your equipment! Take a look!

Natural Resources
Land Area – 1,728 square miles/1.2 million acres

Forested Land - 1 million acres
       US Forest Service – 500,000 acres

       State owned – 150,000 acres
       Private – 440,000 acres

Selkirk and Cabinet Mountain Ranges – the foothills to the Rockies

Water – 8 lakes totaling 110,000 acres and year-round rivers and streams:
       Lake Pend Oreille (2nd largest fresh water lake west of Mississippi at 43 miles long with 111 miles of shoreline)
       Priest Lake (20 miles long)
       Round Lake (58 acres)


       Deer Reserve
       Grizzly Bear Recovery Habitat

       Woodland Caribou Habitat

       Elk and Moose
       Great Blue Heron
       Painted Turtles
       Eagles, Osprey and Waterfowl
       Trout (Brook, Bull, Cutthroat, Kamloops, Mackinaw, & Rainbow) – Kokanee Salmon
       Perch – Black Crappie – Largemouth Bass

       Edible and Medicinal (14 species)
       Wildflowers (14 early spring and 13 summer species)

Timber - 18 million trees hand-planted yearly (50+ species), including:
       Western Paper Birch (location of the nation’s largest – 75’)
       Rocky Mountain Maple (home of the great inland largest – 80’)

Extensive Paved Bike Trail System

Abundant Camping Facilities - 10 campgrounds, including:
       Round Lake State Park (142 acres) is a product of glacial activity dating back to the Pleistocene Epoch

5 Golf Courses
       Elks (9-hole)
       Idaho Club(18-hole)
       Midas (3-hole)
       Ranch Club (9-hole)
       Stoneridge (18-hole)

275+ miles of Hiking and Horseback Riding (developed routes)

275+ miles of Mountain Biking (developed routes)

Sailboat Racing

Skiing at Schweitzer Mountain Resort

       2,900 acres with 84 runs and 10 lifts and 30 km of cross country trails

Miles of Groomed Snowmobile Trails

Outdoor Industry Association State of the Industry reports that 69% of the U.S. population participated in an outdoor activity. Western states had the highest percent of active outdoor people (73%), led by Idaho where more than 80% of the population participate in outdoor sports.