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Parks & Recreation Areas

Eastern Idaho has enough parks and trails to satisfy even the heartiest outdoorsman. Climb the Tetons. Watch Old Faithful erupt. Navigate a dune buggy. Meander the riverside paths along the Idaho Falls Greenbelt. Explore our parks and trails and discover the beauty of Eastern Idaho.

Pristine lakes, noble mountains, abundant wildlife, and picturesque rivers are the heart of Idaho parks and trails. Combine all that with superior camping, hiking, boating, fishing, and hunting and you have world-class adventure that you can't get enough of.

Eastern Idaho has enough parks and trails to satisfy even the heartiest outdoorsman. Climb the Tetons. Watch Old Faithful erupt. Navigate a dune buggy. Meander the riverside paths along the Idaho Falls Greenbelt. Explore our parks and trails and discover the beauty of Eastern Idaho.

Craters of the Moon National Monument

  • National Park
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The Craters of the Moon was established as a national monument in 1924. This strange land was created, not by meteors, but by volcanoes and flowing lava. The lava field covers 618 square miles and is the largest young basaltic lava field in the continental US.

Byu-Idaho Gardens

  • BYU-Idaho, Rexburg
  • City | County Park, Natural Attraction
  • 208-496-1150
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The BYU-I Horticulture Demonstration Gardens serve as a unique”laboratory" for students of the Landscape Horticulture department. The Gardens are open to the public year round until dark. There are over 750 varieties of annuals and 200 varieties of perennials as well as trees and shrubs.

Caribou Targhee National Forest

  • 1405 Hollipark Dr, Idaho Falls
  • National Park
  • 208-524-7500
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Heise Hot Springs

  • 5116 East Heise Road, Ririe
  • Hot Springs, Swimming
  • 208-538-7312
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Heise has an extensive campground with several camp hosts to help make your stay enjoyable and relaxing.

St Anthony Sand Dunes

  • Natural Attraction
Starting about eight miles west of St. Anthony are the living sand dunes - 41,000 acres of exciting potential playground just being discovered by dune buggy and snowmobile enthusiasts. The white rolling hills of sand range in height from 200 to 300 feet above the 4,900 foot valley floor.

Nature Park

  • 5th West and 3rd North, Rexburg
  • City | County Park, Tennis
  • 208-359-3020
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The creation of this park was mainly to provide a place for joggers and cyclists to exercise in a beautiful environment. It s located near the fairgrounds on the west side of Rexburg. The Rexburg Nature Park covers a 15 acre area. It is unique in that its jogging paths are along a beautiful area close to the South Fork of the Teton River.

Beaver Dick Park

  • Highway 33 and 6000 West, Rexburg
  • City | County Park
  • 208-356-3139
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Beaver Dick Park is maintained by Madison County Parks and Recreation Department. It was a project of the Idaho Transportation Department and the Rexburg Rotary Club. It is located about 5 miles west of Rexburg on Highway 33. It is a 12 acre preserve situated on the west bank of the Henry’s Fork of the Snake River.

Civil Defense Caves

  • Natural Attraction
The Civil Defense caves are large tubes formed from lava that snake underground for thousands of feet. Because of the insulating qualities of Lava, the interior of caves are cold, even on the hottest days of the summer.

Rotary Park

  • Nina St. and Rodney St., Rexburg
  • City | County Park
  • 208-359-3020
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Nestled in the residential community of Mill Hollow Trailer Park is Rotary Park. It is on the east side of Rexburg and was designed especially for small children. The Park has an open green area and play equipment for the neighborhood children to play and climb on.

Smith Park

  • East Main 3rd South, Rexburg
  • City | County Park, Swimming, Tennis
  • 208-359-3020
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Smith Park is located on the east side of Rexburg and is one of the community's favorite parks. It has a gazebo, picnic tables, baseball fields, tennis courts, kiddie park, playground equipment, antique steam engine, and barbeque areas.

Sportsman Lodge

  • 3363 Old Highway 191, Island Park
  • 208-558-9000
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The Sportsman’s Cabin, located in Island Park Village, is newly remodeled and can accommodate huge groups and is perfect for a family reunion or cooperate retreat.The Sportsman Cabin is our newest vacation rental available.

Camas Wildlife Refuge

  • 2150 E 2350 N, Hamer
  • Natural Attraction
  • 208-662-5423
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The Camas Wildlife Refuge is one of 500 national wildlife refuges in the country. Each year during spring and fall, the refuge is filled with migrating songbirds and waterfowls, with numbers peaking at 50,000.

Grand Teton National Park

  • National Park
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One hundred miles east of Rexburg, the towering Tetons with Jenny Lake nestled beneath are one of the most magnificent sights in North America. The Tetons are one of the youngest mountain ranges on the continent but this takes nothing from their grandiose size.

Community Park

  • 2nd North and Madison Avenue, Rexburg
  • City | County Park
  • 208-359-3020
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Community Park covers 8.2 acre area. It is unique in that the park is adjacent to Madison High School baseball fields. Community Park is especially designed for athletic events.

Yellowstone Bear World

  • PO Box 160, Rexburg
  • Other, Wildlife Viewing
  • 208-359-9688

Yellowstone Bear World is located about 5 miles south of Rexburg just off Highway 20. Bear World takes a nostalgic look back to when black and grizzly bears roamed free in Yellowstone National Park. Bear World is a unique drivethrough park where you can watch the wildlife in their own habitats in your own vehicle. Yellowstone Bear World is open from mid May to mid October, seven days a week. Rates vary, and full vehicles receive discounts.