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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Camas Wildlife Refuge

  • 2150 E 2350 N, Hamer
  • Natural Attraction
  • 208-662-5423
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The Camas Wildlife Refuge is one of 500 national wildlife refuges in the country. Each year during spring and fall, the refuge is filled with migrating songbirds and waterfowls, with numbers peaking at 50,000.

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.

Idaho Falls Greenbelt

  • City | County Park

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.

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.

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.

Rotary Park

  • Nina St. and Rodney St., Rexburg
  • City | County Park
  • 208-359-3020
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Nestled in the residential community of Mill Hollow Trailer Park is Rotary Park. It is on the east side of Rexburg and was designed especially for small children. The Park has an open green area and play equipment for the neighborhood children to play and climb on.

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.

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.