Idaho Recreation Areas

Looking for awesome outdoor recreation areas in Idaho? View Idaho parks and recreation areas below, listed in alphabetical order. Each listing has images, full description, map, directions, activities, phone number, and links to campgrounds and hiking trails within the recreation area.

American Falls Reservoir, Idaho Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Directions: Located north of the town of American Falls, with good access via Interstate 86 and State Route 39. State Route 39 rides the top of the reservoir’s 9-story-high dam for over half a mile. Phone 208-383-2200 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING, PICNICKING, WINTER SPORTS, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, WATER

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Arrowrock Reservoir, Idaho Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Follow Idaho 21 to Mores Creek Bridge, about 18 miles, then take the road to the right to Arrowrock Dam. Phone 208-587-7961 Activities BOATING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, FISHING, HUNTING, WATER SPORTS Campground Reservations Idaho Campgrounds Hiking Trails Idaho Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Idaho Recreation Areas | Arrowrock

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Black Canyon Reservoir, Idaho Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions The reservoir is located on State Route 52 between Emmett and Horseshoe Bend. Phone 208-365-2682 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, PICNICKING, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, WATER SPORTS Campground Reservations Idaho Campgrounds Hiking Trails Idaho Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Idaho Recreation Areas | Black Canyon Reservoir Black Canyon Reservoir is formed by

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Hennessey Meadows / Riordan Trailhead

Boise National Forest, Idaho Recreation Area Info & Images

Activities BIKING, BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE, PICNICKING, WINTER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, FIRE LOOKOUTS/CABINS OVERNIGHT, SWIMMING Campground Reservations Idaho Campgrounds | GRAYBACK | AMANITA | ANTELOPE | EASTSIDE | FRENCH CREEK | HOT SPRINGS | RAINBOW POINT | SAGEHEN CREEK | SHORELINE | DOG CREEK

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Borah Peak Wilderness Study Area, Idaho Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Located in Custer County, 15 miles northwest of Mackay, Idaho. Phone 208-879-6200 Activities CAMPING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Campground Reservations Idaho Campgrounds Hiking Trails Idaho Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Idaho Recreation Areas | Idaho Wilderness Study Areas photos | BLM Idaho YouTube | BLM Idaho

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Bruneau Canyon Overlook, Idaho Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Take Hwy-51 south to the town of Bruneau, turning left/east on Hot Springs Road (unmarked) at the One Stop Cafй. Reset trip odometer here. 00.0 mi: Hot Springs Road at Hwy-51 15.6 mi: Turn right/southwest at Canyon Overlook sign 18.7 mi: Overlook parking lot Phone 208-735-2060 Activities AUTO TOURING,

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Bruneau River Take-Out, Idaho Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Access to this site is via a good quality gravel road from the Clover-Three Creek Road. It is 9 miles south of Bruneau. Phone 208-735-2060 Activities FISHING, PHOTOGRAPHY, PADDLING Campground Reservations Idaho Campgrounds Hiking Trails Idaho Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Idaho Recreation Areas | BLM Idaho YouTube |

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Bruneau Wild and Scenic River, Idaho Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions From the One Stop in Bruneau, turn south on Hot Springs Road and go 15.5 miles then turn right and go 3 miles to the Bruneau Canyon Overlook Phone 208-735-2060 Activities CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY, PADDLING Campground Reservations Idaho Campgrounds Hiking Trails Idaho Hiking Trails Related Link(s)

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Targhee Creek Trailhead

Caribou-Targhee National Forest, Idaho Recreation Area Info & Images

Activities BIKING, BOATING, CAMPING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE, PICNICKING, WINTER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, FIRE LOOKOUTS/CABINS OVERNIGHT, SWIMMING Campground Reservations Idaho Campgrounds | FLAT ROCK (IDAHO) | MCCREA BRIDGE | REUNION FLAT | TETON CANYON | ALPINE NORTH LOOP | BIG ELK | FALLS CAMPGROUND | BUFFALO (IDAHO)

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Cedar Creek Reservoir, Idaho Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Take Highway 93 to Rogerson, Idaho. Take the Three Creek Highway out of Rogerson 17 miles west to Cedar Creek Reservoir. Phone 208-735-2060 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Campground Reservations Idaho Campgrounds Hiking Trails Idaho Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Idaho Recreation Areas | BLM Idaho Facebook

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Clearwater National Forest, Idaho Recreation Area Info & Images

Activities HORSEBACK RIDING Campground Reservations Idaho Campgrounds Hiking Trails Idaho Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Idaho Recreation Areas | Clearwater National Forest We are in the process of developing the full compliment of recreation information for the Clearwater National Forest. When completed, visitors will be able to access information by recreation

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Clearwater River, Idaho Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions East of Lewiston, Idaho Phone 208-962-3245 Activities BOATING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, CAMPING, FISHING Campground Reservations Idaho Campgrounds Hiking Trails Idaho Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Idaho Recreation Areas | BLM Idaho YouTube | Idaho Recreation Sites | BLM Idaho Facebook Page | BLM Idaho Twitter The Clearwater River

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Craters of the Moon National Monument, Idaho Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions 18 miles southwest of Arco, Idaho on Highway 20/26/93, 24 miles northeast of Carey, Idaho on Highway 20/26/93, 84 miles from Idaho Falls, and 90 miles from Twin Falls. Phone 208-527-1335 Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, CAMPING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, WINTER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION, PHOTOGRAPHY

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Croy Creek and Trailhead, Idaho Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions 3.5 miles west of Hailey, Idaho Phone 208-735-2060 Activities BIKING, HIKING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE Campground Reservations Idaho Campgrounds Hiking Trails Idaho Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Idaho Recreation Areas | BLM Idaho YouTube | BLM Idaho Facebook Page | BLM Idaho Twitter | Idaho Recreation Sites | Croy Creek

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Dworshak Reservoir, Idaho Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions (To Visitor Center) 5 miles west of Orofino, ID on Highway 7 to project entrance, and follow signs 2 miles. Visitor Center is adjacent to north dam abutment. Phone (208) 476-1268 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE, PICNICKING, VISITOR CENTER, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED

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Eightmile Day Use Area, Idaho Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Located 8 miles south of Salmon, ID on Highway 93, this site provides access to the Main Salmon River. Phone 208-756-5400 Activities AUTO TOURING, FISHING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Campground Reservations Idaho Campgrounds Hiking Trails Idaho Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Idaho Recreation Areas | BLM Idaho YouTube | BLM

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Elevenmile Day Use Area, Idaho Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Located eleven miles south of Salmon, ID on Highway 93, this site provides boat access to the Main Salmon River. Phone 208-756-5400 Activities AUTO TOURING, BOATING, FISHING Campground Reservations Idaho Campgrounds Hiking Trails Idaho Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Idaho Recreation Areas | BLM Idaho Twitter | BLM Idaho

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Fish Creek Reservoir, Idaho Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Approximately 10 miles from Carey, Idaho. Proceed on Highway 93 from Carey toward Arco until the signed turnoff and follow the main Fish Creek gravel road to the reservoir. Phone 208-732-7200 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HUNTING Campground Reservations Idaho Campgrounds Hiking Trails Idaho Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Idaho

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Goldbug Hot Springs, Idaho Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Located 23 miles south of Salmon on Highway 93. South of the community of Elk Bend, turn east on the county maintained road and travel for 0.3 miles to arrive at the trailhead. Phone 208-756-5400 Activities CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Campground Reservations Idaho Campgrounds Hiking Trails

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Gooding/Camas County Line, Idaho Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Approximately 18 miles north of Gooding, Idaho on Hwy 46 Phone 208-732-7200 Activities WINTER SPORTS Campground Reservations Idaho Campgrounds Hiking Trails Idaho Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Idaho Recreation Areas | BLM Idaho YouTube | Idaho Recreation Sites | BLM Idaho Twitter | BLM Idaho Facebook Page This is

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St. Joe River Area

Idaho Panhandle National Forests, Idaho Recreation Area Info & Images

Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE, PICNICKING, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, WILDLIFE VIEWING, FIRE LOOKOUTS/CABINS OVERNIGHT, SWIMMING, HORSE CAMPING Campground Reservations Idaho Campgrounds | LUBY BAY | REEDER BAY | SAM OWEN | BEAVER CREEK (IDAHO) | DEVILS ELBOW | KIT PRICE | SNYDER

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Jarbidge River Launch Site, Idaho Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Travel to Murphy Hot Springs via the Bruneau-Three Creek Road or the Jarbidge Road. The Jarbidge Road, also called Three Creek Highway, has an asphalt surface and originates from U.S. 93 at Rogerson, Idaho. Phone 208-735-2060 Activities AUTO TOURING, CAMPING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY, PADDLING Campground Reservations

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Kilpatrick Day Use Area, Idaho Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Kilpatrick Day Use Area is located about 28 miles south of Salmon on Highway 93 on the banks of the Main Salmon River. Phone 208-756-5400 Activities AUTO TOURING, BOATING, FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, WILDLIFE VIEWING, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Campground Reservations Idaho Campgrounds Hiking Trails Idaho Hiking Trails Related Link(s)

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Ross Creek Cedars

Kootenai National Forest, Idaho Recreation Area Info & Images

Activities AUTO TOURING, CLIMBING, CAMPING, FISHING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, WILDLIFE VIEWING, FIRE LOOKOUTS/CABINS OVERNIGHT Campground Reservations Idaho Campgrounds | REXFORD BENCH | MCGREGOR LAKE CAMPGROUND | NORTH DICKEY LAKE | MCGUIRE MTN. LOOKOUT RENTAL | WEBB MTN. LOOKOUT RENTAL | YAAK MTN. LOOKOUT RENTAL | UPPER FORD CABIN

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Lake Creek Trailhead, Idaho Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Approximately 4 miles north of Ketchum, Idaho on Hwy 75. Phone 208-732-7200 Activities BIKING, FISHING, HIKING, WINTER SPORTS Campground Reservations Idaho Campgrounds Hiking Trails Idaho Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Idaho Recreation Areas | Blaine County Recreation District Summer Trail Link | BLM Idaho Facebook Page | BLM Idaho

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Lake Pend Oreille, Idaho Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions From Spokane, WA, 50 miles northeast on US 2. Phone (208) 437-3133 Activities AUTO TOURING, BOATING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, VISITOR CENTER, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Campground Reservations Idaho Campgrounds | PRIEST RIVER | RILEY CREEK | SPRINGY

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Lake Walcott, Idaho Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Directions: Located 13 miles northeast of Rupert off Interstate 86. Phone 208-436-1258 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING, PICNICKING, WINTER SPORTS, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, HOTEL/LODGE/RESORT FS OWNED, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Campground Reservations Idaho Campgrounds Hiking Trails Idaho Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Idaho Recreation Areas

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Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail, Idaho Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Learn more: http://www.nps.gov/lecl/planyourvisit/leclvcidaho.htm. Phone 208-373-4000 Activities AUTO TOURING, CAMPING, HIKING Campground Reservations Idaho Campgrounds Hiking Trails Idaho Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Idaho Recreation Areas | BLM Idaho Facebook Page | BLM Idaho YouTube | Idaho National Scenic and Historic Trail photos | BLM Idaho Twitter The Lewis and

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Little Deer Wilderness Study Area, Idaho Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Located in Blaine, Lincoln and Mikidoka counties about nine miles east of Carey, Idaho Phone 208-732-7200 Activities CAMPING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Campground Reservations Idaho Campgrounds Hiking Trails Idaho Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Idaho Recreation Areas | BLM Idaho Twitter | BLM Idaho Facebook Page

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Lower Salmon River, Idaho Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Access is via U.S. Highway 95 through Riggins and White Bird, Idaho. Phone 208-962-3245 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HUNTING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, PADDLING Campground Reservations Idaho Campgrounds Hiking Trails Idaho Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Idaho Recreation Areas The 425-mile Salmon River is one of the

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Lucky Peak Lake, Idaho Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions From Interstate 84 in southwestern Idaho, near Boise, take State Highway 21 north. The Lake is about 10 miles southeast of Boise. The non-motorized paved green belt trail also connects Boise with Lucky Peak Lake. Phone (208) 343-0671 Activities BOATING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING,

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Mackay Reservoir Recreation Site, Idaho Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Travel north from Mackay, Idaho on Highway 93 for approximately 6 miles. The site will be on the west side of the highway. Phone (208) 879-6200 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING Campground Reservations Idaho Campgrounds Hiking Trails Idaho Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Idaho

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Mann Creek Reservoir, Idaho Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Directions: Located about 15 miles north of Weiser, off U.S. 95. Phone 208-634-0700 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HUNTING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS Campground Reservations Idaho Campgrounds Hiking Trails Idaho Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Idaho Recreation Areas | Payette National Forest Mann Creek Reservoir is formed by Mann Creek Dam,

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Milner Historic, Idaho Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Located approximately 9 miles West of Burley, Idaho on the south side of the Snake River. Phone 208-677-6600 Activities BOATING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Campground Reservations Idaho Campgrounds Hiking Trails Idaho Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Idaho Recreation Areas | Idaho

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Murtaugh Boating Access, Idaho Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Approximately 5 miles north of Murtaugh, Idaho on Murtaugh Road. Phone 208-732-7200 Activities BOATING, HIKING, PICNICKING, PADDLING Campground Reservations Idaho Campgrounds Hiking Trails Idaho Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Idaho Recreation Areas | BLM Idaho Twitter | BLM Idaho Facebook Page | Idaho Recreation Sites | BLM Idaho YouTube

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Giant Cedar Grove Trailhead

Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests, Idaho Recreation Area Info & Images

Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE, PICNICKING, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, VISITOR CENTER, WILDLIFE VIEWING, FIRE LOOKOUTS/CABINS OVERNIGHT, SWIMMING, HORSE CAMPING Campground Reservations Idaho Campgrounds | OHARA | WILDERNESS GATEWAY | WALDE LOOKOUT CABIN | LOOKOUT BUTTE LOOKOUT | ADAMS RANGER STATION | KELLY

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Payette River, Idaho Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions From Boise take State Highway 55 north past Horseshoe Bend. The Highway follows the Payette River. The South Fork Payette joins the North Fork Payette at Banks, Idaho. Phone (208) 384-3300 Activities BOATING, FISHING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS Campground Reservations Idaho Campgrounds Hiking Trails Idaho Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More

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Reservoir A, Idaho Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Directions: Located southeast of Lewiston off County Rd. P2. Phone 208-799-5010 Activities BOATING, FISHING Campground Reservations Idaho Campgrounds Hiking Trails Idaho Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Idaho Recreation Areas Reservoir A is formed by Resevoir A Dam which is part of the Lewiston Orchards Project. Recreation on this 146-acre

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Ririe Reservoir, Idaho Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Site is located 20 miles east of Idaho Falls off U.S. 26. Phone 208-538-7285 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING, PICNICKING, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, WATER SPORTS Campground Reservations Idaho Campgrounds Hiking Trails Idaho Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Idaho Recreation Areas Ririe Reservoir is formed by Ririe Dam which is

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Asher Knapp Transfer Camp Trailhead

Salmon-Challis National Forest, Idaho Recreation Area Info & Images

Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, CAMPING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE, PICNICKING, WINTER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, FIRE LOOKOUTS/CABINS OVERNIGHT, HORSE CAMPING Campground Reservations Idaho Campgrounds | BOUNDARY CREEK CAMPGROUND | BONANZA CCC GROUP CAMPGROUND | CAPE HORN WINTER RENTAL | YELLOWJACKET GUARD STATION | TWIN CREEK

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Alpine Way Trailhead

Sawtooth National Forest, Idaho Recreation Area Info & Images

Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE, PICNICKING, WINTER SPORTS, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, WILDLIFE VIEWING, SWIMMING, HORSE CAMPING Campground Reservations Idaho Campgrounds | ALTURAS LAKE PICNIC AREA (ID) | CHEMEKETAN CAMPGROUND | EASLEY CAMPGROUND | ELK CREEK CAMPGROUND (SAWTOOTH NF) | GLACIER VIEW CAMPGROUND |

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Snake River Vista Recreation Site, Idaho Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Located approximately 3 miles southwest of American Falls on the North Side of the Snake River. Phone 208-677-6600 Activities CAMPING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Campground Reservations Idaho Campgrounds Hiking Trails Idaho Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Idaho Recreation Areas | BLM Idaho Twitter |

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Soldiers Meadow Reservoir, Idaho Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Directions: Located 20-miles southeast of Lewiston off County Rd. P2. Phone 208-746-8235 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HUNTING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS Campground Reservations Idaho Campgrounds Hiking Trails Idaho Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Idaho Recreation Areas Soldiers Meadow Reservoir is formed by Soldiers Meadow Dam which is part of the

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South Fork Owyhee River, Idaho Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions From Elko, travel 27 miles north on State Highway 225. Turn west onto State Highway 226 for 40 miles until the pavement ends. Then follow County Rd 728 for 16 miles to the Petan Ranch. Phone 775-753-0200 Activities BOATING, CLIMBING, CAMPING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Campground

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Thief Valley Dam and Reservoir, Idaho Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions North on Interstate 84 from Baker City about 17 miles to state route 237. Phone 208-378-5312 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HUNTING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS Campground Reservations Idaho Campgrounds Hiking Trails Idaho Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Idaho Recreation Areas Thief Valley Dam and Reservoir are on the Powder River

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Little Kettle Creek Trailhead

Wallowa Whitman National Forest, Idaho Recreation Area Info & Images

Activities BIKING, BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE, PICNICKING, WINTER SPORTS, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, WILDLIFE VIEWING, FIRE LOOKOUTS/CABINS OVERNIGHT, SWIMMING, HORSE CAMPING Campground Reservations Idaho Campgrounds | UNION CREEK CAMPGROUND | Anthony Lake | MUD LAKE CAMPGROUND | PEAVY CABIN | ANTLERS GUARD STATION CABIN | ANTHONY

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