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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.

Byu-Idaho Gardens

  • BYU-Idaho, Rexburg
  • City | County Park, Natural Attraction
  • 208-496-1150
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The BYU-I Horticulture Demonstration Gardens serve as a unique”laboratory" for students of the Landscape Horticulture department. The Gardens are open to the public year round until dark. There are over 750 varieties of annuals and 200 varieties of perennials as well as trees and shrubs.

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.

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.

Idaho Falls Aquatic Center

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

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.

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.

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.

Jefferson County Parks and Recreation

  • 210 Courthouse Way, Rigby
  • City | County Park
  • 208-612-6000
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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.