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These 9 State Parks In Idaho Will Knock Your Socks Off

We are incredibly lucky to have 30 state parks in Idaho, all of which are bursting with natural beauty and recreation opportunities for couples, families, and solo adventurers. Even better, whether you love mountain isolation, lush, green prairies, or crystal-clear lakes, chances are  you’re never too far from one of these expansive and pristine landscapes. Most are within a half hour’s drive from the Gem State’s major cities, which means now that warmer weather is here, you have no excuse not to explore them! Here are nine of the most distinctive and special state parks in Idaho.

Clearly, Idaho has a multitude of opportunities to get out and explore. From natural water slides, grueling hiking trails, and scenic vistas to every type of sport offering imaginable, these state parks are just a few of Idaho’s most beautiful and well-loved – and that’s not even including local city and national parks! Wherever you go this season, be sure to take a camera and share your awesome photos and stories with us when you return – we’d love to see them.

Jennifer
Super-rad musician, scholar, and cat enthusiast who digs Idaho sunsets and spontaneous nature walks. When not basking in Idaho's awesomeness for Only In Your State, you can find me lovingly concocting environmental goodness at TheBlueReview.org.