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.DMLC Rendering

Opening April 2023...the Doris Morrison Learning Center (DMLC)! The DMLC is under construction at the north end of the wetland and will be a meeting place with space that will be reservable for school field trips and other educational events.

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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.