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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.

Grand Teton National Park

  • National Park
Map 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.

Green Canyon

  • 2432 S. Canyon Creek Road, Newdale
  • Natural Attraction, Swimming
  • 208-458-4454
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Enjoy a relaxing time at Green Canyon Hot Springs. It is a popular place for family reunions, church group gatherings, and vacationers. Take advantage of the pure thermally heated waters of the pool facilities. Water temperatures are a constant 96 degrees, while the outdoor hot pool is a toasty 105 degrees.

Harriman

  • 3489 E. Highway 20, Island Park
  • State Park
  • 208-558-7368
Harriman State Park lies in the heart of a 16,000-acre wildlife reserve in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. This sanctuary protects a diversity of birds and mammals similar to those living in nearby Yellowstone National Park.

Henrys Lake State Park

  • State Park
  • 208-652-7442
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Sixty miles northeast of Rexburg, high in a mountain bowl at an elevation of 6470 feet, lies Henry's Lake. The lake is within Henry's Lake State Park and surrounded by lush meadow and the towering Sawtooth Mountains. The shallow lake is known for big trout catches.

Idaho Falls Aquatic Center

  • 149 7th Street, Idaho Falls
  • City | County Park, Swimming
  • 208-612-8519
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Idaho Falls Greenbelt

  • City | County Park

Mill Hollow Community Park

  • Mill Hollow Trailer Park, Rexburg
  • City | County Park
Map This cozy little park is not maintained by Rexburg City. Mill Hollow Community Park is maintained by the Mill Hollow Trailer Park Managers. This park is for private use of the residents of Mill Hollow.

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.

Oregon Trail

  • Other
The National Oregon/California Trail Center (left) at Montpelier makes a very good representation of the life on the Trail using movies, paintings, displays and live actors in period costume. The Center is located on the spot of the actual encampment.

Park Street Park

  • 5th West and Park Street, Rexburg
  • City | County Park
  • 208-359-3020
Map This little park is named after its Park Street location. It is nestled among the homes in the area and provides great recreation for small family activities. The green grass and shrubbery enhance this cozy little park.

Porter Park

  • 2nd West 2nd South, Rexburg
  • City | County Park, Swimming, Tennis
  • 208-359-3020
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Porter Park, named in honor of Arthur Porter, Jr., is situated in downtown Rexburg. It has picnic tables, playground equipment, tennis courts, a basketball court, a baseball field, a waterslide, and a volleyball area. The jewel of the park, however, is the historic “Idaho Centennial Carousel," which is one of 170 antique carousels still existing in the United States

Rotary Park

  • Nina St. and Rodney St., Rexburg
  • City | County Park
  • 208-359-3020
Map 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
Map 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.