About Post Falls Idaho

View from Falls Park at the Post Falls Dam on the Spokane River.

View from Falls Park at the Post Falls Dam on the Spokane River.

Surrounded by gorgeous mountains and forests of ponderosa pine, and lying beside the dramatic rushing Spokane River, the town of Post Falls, Idaho, welcomes you! An authentic mill town with breathtaking natural beauty and a rich history, Post Falls is gateway for your North Idaho journey. Each season offers another phenomenal escape. Post Falls provides prime lodging, fine dining, premier golfing and a host of nearby attractions for every interest and all seasons. Whether it’s for a weekend or an extended vacation, don’t wait to wander into our charming town.

Post Falls Facts

  • Post Falls is named after Frederick Post, a German immigrant who constructed a lumber mill along the Spokane River in 1871 on land he purchased from Andrew Seltice, Chief of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe. The purchase of the land is preserved in a pictograph on a granite cliff in Treaty Rock park.
  • Bounded by Coeur d’Alene to the east, the state of Washington to the west, the Spokane River to the south and the Rathdrum prairie to the north, Post Falls is the western gateway to Idaho for travelers along Interstate 90.
  • The elevation of the city is 2,182 feet above sea level. Post Falls enjoys four distinct seasons, with temperatures ranging in the 80s in mid-summer to low teens during the winter. Annual average sunshine ranges from about 30 percent in winter, with July and August bringing average sunny days over 80 percent of the time. Annual average relative humidity is 46%; average amount of precipitation is 29 inches, with an total average of 49 inches of snow.
  • As of the 2010 census, city population is 27,574 people, 10,263 households, and 7,396 families residing in the city.