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.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

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.