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
Public access to trails opens in May 2020. A 1.5-mile out-and-back trail is open in 2020. Access to the trail is from Henry Road at the northeast corner of the site. The best parking is about a half mile north at the Saltese Upland Conservation Area Trailhead.

Site Access Map


  • Partial Trail Opening:  May 2020
  • Continued Restoration Activities:  Summer and Fall 2020
  • Full Trail Opening:  Summer 2021
Permitted Uses
  • Wildlife observation
  • Nature trails
  • Hiking
  • Equestrian trails
  • Picnicking
  • Bird-watching
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Snow Shoeing
  • 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.


Additional Information

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