About Post Falls
Welcome to Idaho's River City!
Post Falls has everything to make your visit or vacation one to remember. Waterfront activities on the Spokane River, fine dining, premium lodging, golf and shopping from Cabela's to specialty shops. North Idaho is also an outdoor enthusiast's paradise with hunting and fishing at our doorsteps. Post Falls is on your way...located on I-90 only 8 miles west of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho and 20 miles east of Spokane, Washington. We'll make you feel right at home!
History of Post Falls:
In 1870, German immigrant and founder, Frederick Post first claimed the Post Falls area as the site of a water powered lumber mill at the falls. He negotiated a treaty with Chief Andrew Seltice of the Coeur d'Alene Indian Tribe. They recorded this land cession on a prominent rock near the falls. This contract is preserved and exhibited, with authentic Native American pictographs, on a 4 acre site north of the Falls Park, which is listed on the National Historic Register.
Post Falls, with a population of nearly 29,000 people in the city limits, is 2,150 ft above sea level surrounded by mountains and lush farmland. The town is located 5 miles from the Washington-Idaho border on I-90; it is 64 miles from the Idaho-Montana border, and 120 miles south of the Canadian border. Within a 35 mile radius of Post Falls are 30 golf courses, the North Idaho Centennial Trail, 3 state parks, 55 lakes and 4 major rivers. The city is only 25 minutes from downtown Spokane, 35 minutes from Spokane International Airport, and 10 minutes from downtown Coeur d'Alene.
Post Falls has four distinct seasons, with temperatures ranging in the 80's mid-summer and low teens during the winter. The annual average amount of sunshine ranges from about 30% in the winter, but in July and August the average rises to the 80's, as crystal clear days may linger well in fall for perfect golf and boating weather. The annual average relative humidity is 46%; average amount of rain is 29", and an average of 49" of snow.