This is the falls before the dam
This is a short drive, but a special place. Kayakers carry their boats down to the rapids of the Spokane River over green algae covered boulders which are unique for their smooth shapes. Bring your bike and ride the paved routes through the park and be sure to see the color of the water in the rock walled canyon below the dam and falls. The history of the Treaty Rock is uncertain, but a good mystery to think about. Try to figure why Frederick Post wrote Pos twice. Try to guess if the Indian pictoglyphs are contemporaneous with the large name and solve the puzzle of what really happened at this place. Many think that it is the only place in the United States where an individual made a treaty with an Indian Tribe using a rock to sign the contract, though there is no proof. According to local legend, in June 1, 1871, Frederick Post and Andrew Seltice, Chief of the Coeurd'Alenes, signed a treaty on the side of this granite bluff whereby Post bought the Spokane River channels and falls. See if you can find the cave that Mr. Post used to live in until he could build his home. There are 3 dams here. Find the southernmost one and look along the southern shore. Think about the vision quest pictograph.
See Post Falls Cave
From the I-90 Freeway eastbound, take Exit 5 into Post Falls which puts one on Spokane Street. Note: The westbound exit for Post Falls is #6, a mile east of Spokane Street. Turn south for one block and then take a right turn which will lead you into a park. Off the freeway go left to go direct to the Treaty Rock.
N 47° 42.530' W 116° 57.241' for Falls, N 47° 42.829' W 116° 57.080'
Rules & Law
Water, binoculars, picnic.