The City of Athol is located in northern Kootenai County, Idaho. The Silverwood theme park is located in close proximity to the south. Athol is 4 miles west of Farragut State Park which is at the southern end of the Lake Pend Oreille. The city of Coeur d’ Alene is about 25 miles south of Athol, the city of Sandpoint is about 26 miles north. Spirit Lake is about 7 miles to the west of the city and Bayview is about 8 miles to the east. State Highway 54 intersects in the city, with State Hwy 95 running north and south. Athol is at the crossroads to them all. Farmland and forested areas surround the city, Coeur d’ Alene National Forest is accessible a few miles east and south of the city.