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Map of State Parks of Idaho
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This is a list of Idaho state parks managed by the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation.

State parks and trails

Name County Size
(acreage or length)
(range, when available)
Image Remarks
Ashton to Tetonia Trail Fremont, Teton 29.6 mi 47.6 km 5,277–6,064 ft 1,608–1,848 m 2010 Follows the abandoned railroad grade of the Teton Valley Branch of the Union Pacific Railroad.
Bear Lake State Park Bear Lake 966 acres 391 ha 5,900 ft 1,800 m 1969
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Comprises two properties on the shore of Bear Lake.
Bruneau Dunes State Park Owyhee 4,800 acres 1,900 ha 2,470 ft 750 m 1967
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Showcases dunes rising up to 470 feet (140 m) above several small lakes.
Castle Rocks State Park Cassia 1,692 acres 685 ha 5,620 ft 1,710 m 2003
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Features granite spires and an early-20th century ranch at the base of Cache Peak.
City of Rocks National Reserve Cassia 14,407 acres 5,830 ha 5,720 ft 1,740 m 1988
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Showcases granite spires and monoliths popular for rock climbing.
Coeur d'Alene Parkway State Park Kootenai 5.7 mi 9.2 km 2,187 ft 667 m Provides a walking and bicycling path along the north shore of Lake Coeur d'Alene, as the east end of the North Idaho Centennial Trail.
Dworshak State Park Clearwater 850 acres 340 ha 1,600 ft 490 m 1989
Comprises three properties on the shore of the reservoir created by the Dworshak Dam.
Eagle Island State Park Ada 545 acres 221 ha 2,724 ft 830 m 1983
Features day-use recreational facilities, including a swimming beach and water slide, near Boise.
Farragut State Park Kootenai 4,000 acres 1,600 ha 2,054 ft 626 m 1966
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Features recreational facilities on Lake Pend Oreille at the site of a former U.S. Navy training base.
Harriman State Park Fremont 11,000 acres 4,500 ha 6,120 ft 1,870 m 1977 Preserves expansive wildlife habitat, a historic ranch, and fly fishing in Henrys Fork within the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.
Hells Gate State Park Idaho 960 acres 390 ha 733 ft 223 m 1973
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Contains the mouth of Hells Canyon, the deepest canyon in North America.
Henrys Lake State Park Fremont 585 acres 237 ha 6,470 ft 1,970 m 1973
Adjoins Henrys Lake 15 miles (24 km) west of Yellowstone National Park.
Heyburn State Park Benewah 8,106 acres 3,280 ha 2,128 ft 649 m 1908
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Preserves three lakes in the oldest state park in the Pacific Northwest.
Lake Cascade State Park Valley 500 acres 200 ha 4,828 ft 1,472 m 1999
Comprises properties dispersed around Lake Cascade's 86 miles (138 km) of shoreline.
Lake Walcott State Park Minidoka 65 acres 26 ha 4,700 ft 1,400 m 1999
Provides water recreation at the northwest end of Lake Walcott.
Land of the Yankee Fork State Park Custer 521 acres 211 ha 5,001–6,500 ft 1,524–1,981 m 1990
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Interprets Idaho's frontier mining history, including the ghost towns of Bayhorse, Bonanza, and Custer.
Lucky Peak State Park Ada 240 acres 97 ha 2,750 ft 840 m 1956
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Comprises three day-use areas east of Boise on Lucky Peak Lake and the Boise River.
Massacre Rocks State Park Power 990 acres 400 ha 4,400 ft 1,300 m 1967
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Preserves a boulder field on the Snake River where emigrants on the Oregon and California Trails feared ambush by Native Americans.
McCroskey State Park Benewah,
5,300 acres 2,100 ha 3,039–4,324 ft 926–1,318 m 1955
Offers a scenic drive along a ridge overlooking the Palouse.
Old Mission State Park Kootenai 18 acres 7.3 ha 2,200 ft 670 m 1975
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Interprets the oldest standing building in Idaho, finished in 1853 as a Jesuit mission to the Coeur d'Alene people.
Ponderosa State Park Valley 1,515 acres 613 ha 5,050 ft 1,540 m 1973
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Preserves a peninsula jutting into Payette Lake.
Priest Lake State Park Bonner 755 acres 306 ha 2,440 ft 740 m 1973 Comprises three units around Priest Lake in the Selkirk Mountains.
Round Lake State Park Bonner 142 acres 57 ha 2,122 ft 647 m 1965
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Surrounds a 58-acre (23 ha) lake.
Thousand Springs State Park Gooding 1,500 acres 610 ha 2,800 ft 850 m 2005
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Comprises multiple units in the Hagerman Valley where numerous springs charged by the Snake River Aquifer flow out of the eastern valley wall.
Three Island Crossing State Park Elmore 613 acres 248 ha 2,484 ft 757 m 1968
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Interprets the site of a ford over the Snake River on the Oregon Trail,
Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes Benewah,
73 mi 117 km 2,200–3,280 ft 670–1,000 m 2004
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Comprises a 73-mile (117 km) paved rail trail across the Idaho Panhandle.
Winchester Lake State Park Lewis 418 acres 169 ha 3,900 ft 1,200 m 1969 Surrounds a 104-acre (42 ha) lake known for its rainbow trout fishing.
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