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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.

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.

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.

Idaho Falls Aquatic Center

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

Twin Bridges Park

  • Lyman, Archer, Ririe Highway, Rexburg
  • City | County Park
  • 208-356-3139
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Twin Bridges Park is located on a 31 acre plot of pristine land rich with wildlife on the South Fork of the Snake River. It was developed by Madison County and is a favorite camping, fishing and picnic area with a boat dock for river access. Campsites, shaded picnic tables and restrooms are located at the park. The area has many trees and undergrowth. There are deer and moose in the area.

Caribou Targhee National Forest

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

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.

Yellowstone National Park

  • National Park
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The first of the national parks, Yellowstone was discovered and explored in 1808 by John Colter, formerly of the Lewis and Clark expedition. Today millions of visitors are still enjoying this spectacular wilderness.

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.

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.

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.

Idaho Falls Greenbelt

  • City | County Park

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.

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.