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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.

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.

BYU Idaho by Girls Dorms

  • City | County Park, Tennis
Located on the BYU I campus, on the corner of Viking Drive and Second East. Open year round, weather permitting.

BYU Idaho by Hart Building

  • City | County Park, Tennis
Located across from the Hart Gymnasium on 1st West and 3rd South. Open year round, weather permitting.

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.

Camas Wildlife Refuge

  • 2150 E 2350 N, Hamer
  • Natural Attraction
  • 208-662-5423
Map 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.

Caribou Targhee National Forest

  • 1405 Hollipark Dr, Idaho Falls
  • National Park
  • 208-524-7500
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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.

Community Park

  • 2nd North and Madison Avenue, Rexburg
  • City | County Park
  • 208-359-3020
Map 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.

Craters of the Moon National Monument

  • National Park
Map 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.