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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.

Birch Tree Inn

  • 610 Main St, Ashton
  • 208-881-7550
Are you planning a day excursion out to Island Park or the Dunes? Need a place to stay and looking for the comforts of home, including being able to cook the meal you want? The Birch Tree Inn is the ideal spot to park it in east Idaho and call it home for a few days. Great couples, friends traveling together and children.

Fremont County Parks & Recreation

  • 315 E 5th N, St. Anthony
  • 208-624-7266
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WELCOME TO FREMONT COUNTY...Let your adventure begin in this well landscaped corner of Idaho where waterfalls and fun go hand in hand. Visit our beautiful mountains featuring high altitude lakes, natural springs and roaring rivers. You won't be disappointed. But don't forget to return in winter when internationally acclaimed snowmobile and cross country ski trails invite even more fun.

Craters of the Moon National Monument

  • National Park
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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.

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.

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.

Idaho Falls Aquatic Center

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

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.

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.

Island Park Area Chamber of Commerce

  • P.O. Box 83, Island Park
  • 208-558-7281
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Some of the same natural forces that once made Yellowstone National Park so scenic also made Island Park similarly beautiful.  Island Park sits in the world’s largest caldera, 23 miles in diameter, created from a volcano that collapsed in prehistoric times.  Now covered in a dense forest of pine and wildflowers and an abundance of wildlife. 

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.

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.

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.