Saltese Flats Wetland and Trails

Spokane County Environmental Services is restoring wetlands at Saltese Flats. Restored wetlands in that area will provide benefits in several ways including:

  • Delaying runoff to recharge the Spokane Valley-Rathdrum Prairie Aquifer to increase flow in the Spokane River during late summer months
  • Restoring a diverse wildlife habitat
  • Providing a community resource for public access and education
  • Allowing for possible future application of Class A reclaimed water
The trails are all open for public access along with two parking lots: one on the west side and one on the northeast side. Trail markers are to be installed in the fall of 2021.

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MAP - Saltese Flats Wetlands and Trails
Permitted Uses
  • Wildlife observation
  • Nature trails
  • Hiking
  • Equestrian trails
  • Picnicking
  • Bird-watching
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Snow Shoeing
Rules
  • Dogs can be disruptive to wildlife and must be kept on a leash at all times while in the wetland area.
  • Motorized vehicles are not permitted in the wetland area.
  • Hunting and/or shooting are not permitted at any time in the wetland area.
  • No campfires are permitted in the wetland area.
  • No smoking.
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Additional Information

Contact 

For more information or to send comment or questions, please email Nicki Feiten, Water Resources Specialist.