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Idaho State Parks and Recreation Areas



Bear Lake State Park
Bruneau Dunes State Park
Castle Rocks State Park
City of Rocks National Reserve
Coeur d'Alene Lake Parkway State Park
Dworshak State Park
Eagle Island State Park
Earl M. Hardy Box Canyon Springs Nature Preserve
Farragut State Park
Harriman State Park
Hells Gate State Park
Henrys Lake State Park
Heyburn State Park
Lake Cascade State Park
Lake Walcott State Park
Land of the Yankee Fork Historic Area
Malad Gorge State Park
Massacre Rocks State Park
McCrosky State Park
Niagara Springs State Park
Ponderosa State Park
Priest Lake State Park
Round Lake State Park
Three Island Crossing State Park
Winchester Lake State Park

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Description - Idaho is among one of the most rugged and remote states. Its parks offer outstanding opportunities for recreation in the great outdoors.

Attractions - Idaho is rich with stories of the colorful characters of the gold rush era and early explorers of this part of the country. These stories are told against a backdrop of geologic and volcanic formations, fossils, and geothermal landscapes sure to leave the visitor wanting more.

Recreation - Recreation Resources Bureau develops and maintains trails and provides facilities statewide for boaters, RV users, cross-country skiers, snowmobilers and off-highway motor vehicle riders.g and hiking.

Climate - The climate in Idaho varies with the elevation. The bottom of Hell's Canyon, Boise and other locations at low elevations receive hot summer weather. Temperatures at these elevations often reach 90 degrees or more during the summer months. At the same time the mountains will get mild temperatures with cool nights. Winters are just as extreme with the mountains experiencing extreme conditions and temperatures. An average of 500 inches of snow falls on the Idaho highlands. Temperatures are known to dip below zero degrees F on many winter nights. The lower elevations enjoy a more mild winter season with less precipitation than the mountains. The sun is a constant throughout the year. Be sure to wear sunscreen and layered clothing in Idaho's unpredictable weather.

Location - Maps and directions to each park are available on the wildernet.com pages of this section which describe each state park.


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Idaho - This is a state with a vast amount of public land. Solitude can be found in Idaho's deep gorges, high mountains, swift rivers and chilly lakes.

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