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Eastern Idaho has over 1800 miles of groomed trails, numerous off-load areas and quaint warming huts, as well as endless breathtaking open ridges, meadows, scenery, and wildlife. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Mill Hollow Community Park

  • Mill Hollow Trailer Park, Rexburg
  • City | County Park
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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.