Idaho's State Parks: BIG Adventure. Close-to-home.
Idaho's 30 state parks are home some of Idaho's most unique cultural, geological and recreational assets. These special places host over 5 million people each year, and the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation (IDPR) is working to enhance visitor experiences with new programs and events at Idaho's State parks - with an emphasis on introducing more young people to the great outdoors.
"We're thankful to finally have the opportunity to make an investment in our park programming, creating added value for our visitors," IDPR Director David Langhorst said. "Our goal is to expand offerings within our State parks that appeal to a wide range of Idahoans with special emphasis on interpretive and experience-based programs are so vitally important to engaging our youth and getting them outside."
Visitors can look forward to new in-park programming, Junior Ranger offerings, equipment rentals and special events.
Grab the Kids, Your Idaho State Parks Passport and Go!
Your Idaho State Parks Passport is just $10 and available when you renew your automobile registrations. Grab your kiddos, your Passport and choose your next, close-to-home adventure!
Choose Your Own Idaho State Park Adventure!
Kayak Rentals: Priest Lake State Park
Sand Dune Boarding and Rentals / Astronomical Observatory: Bruneau Dunes State Park
Zip Line Tours and Waterslide Access: Eagle Island State Park
3D Archery Range / World-Class Rock Climbing: Castle Rocks State Park / City of Rocks National Reserve
Most Idaho State Parks offer camping, hiking, biking, boating and disc golf opportunities. Visit
for a complete list of Idaho's State Parks and offerings!
Every Kid in a Park - To help engage and create our next generation of park visitors, supporters and advocates, the National Park Service, in partnership with other Land Management agencies, launched the Every Kid in a Park initiative. The immediate goal is to provide an opportunity for each and every 4th grade student across the country to experience their public lands and waters in person.
All kids in the fourth grade have access to their own Every Kid in a Park pass at
. This pass provides free access to national parks, national forests, national wildlife refuges and thanks to support from Governor Otter, YOUR IDAHO STATE PARKS!
Information on obtaining the pass is available by visiting
. ** Passes will be accepted at every Idaho State Park for day use only. Does not apply to camping fees.**