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You can follow the footsteps of Lewis and Clark or visit the battlegrounds of the Nez Pierce Indians while taking one of Eastern Idaho's incredible scenic drives. Learn More

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.

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.

Idaho Falls Aquatic Center

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

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.

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.

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.

Park Street Park

  • 5th West and Park Street, Rexburg
  • City | County Park
  • 208-359-3020
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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

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.

Grand Targhee Ski Resort

  • 3300 Ski Hill Road, Alta
  • (307) 353-2300
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Grand Targhee Resort offers exceptional value and a family-friendly atmosphere for guests. In addition to the many special offers, Grand Targhee Resort provides a number of complimentary services and amenities to enhance your stay.

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.

Island Park Cabins and Lodges

  • 3834 S. Professional Way, Island Park
  • 208-523-0612
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Rent an Island Park cabin, visit West Yellowstone and experience world famous fishing and snowmobiling for an unforgettable vacation in Island Park, Idaho.

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.

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.