The U.S. National Park Service preserves 58 national parks, 390 parks, historic sites, memorials, and recreation areas that attract nearly 300 million visitors every year. Our U.S. national parks are repositories of the nation’s biological diversity and contain some of the last ecosystem remnants that are found nowhere else in the world. Explore US Parks Online

Shenandoah National Park is a beautiful, historic national treasure which includes the 105-mile long Skyline Drive, a National Scenic Byway. The Park covers the crest of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains for over seventy-five miles. The Appalachian Trail roughly parallels the Skyline Drive and 101 miles of this trail run through the Park. (more…)

Idaho National and State Parks and Recreation

Idaho has one national park, 28 State Parks, 2 State Forests, 2 State Fish Hatcherys, 1 State Preserve, 10 National Forests, 2 National Historic Parks, 8 National Wildlife Refuges,1 National Recreation Area, and 12 Wilderness Areas.




National Parks

State Parks

  • Balanced Rock State Park
  • Bogus Basin State Park
  • Bruneau Dunes State Park
  • Dworshak State Park
  • Eagle Island State Park
  • Farragut State Park
  • Harriman State Park
  • Henrys Lake State Park
  • Heyburn State Park
  • Horsethief Reservoir State Park
  • Indian Rocks State Park
  • Land of the Yankee Fork State Park & Nat’l Forest Historic Area
  • Lewis-Clark Canoe Camp State Park
  • Malad Gorge State Park
  • Mann Creek State Park
  • Mary Minerva McCroskey Memorial State Park
  • Massacre Rocks State Park
  • Mowry State Park
  • North Beach State Park
  • Old Mission State Park
  • Ponderosa State Park
  • Priest Lake State Park Indian Creek Unit
  • Round Lake State Park
  • Three Island Crossing State Park
  • Three Island State Park
  • Veterans Memorial State Park
  • Ward Memorial State Park
  • Winchester State Park

State Forests

  • Floodwood State Forest
  • Priest Lake State Forest

State Fish Hatcherys

  • Hagerman State Fish Hatchery
  • Idaho State Fish Hatchery

State Preserve

  • David Thompson Wildlife Preserve

National Forests

  • Boise National Forest
  • Challis National Forest
  • Clearwater National Forest
  • Coeur d’Alene National Forest
  • Nez Perce National Forest
  • Payette National Forest
  • Saint Joe National Forest
  • Salmon National Forest
  • Sawtooth National Forest Trailhead
  • Targhee National Forest

National Historic Parks

  • Nez Perce National Historic Park – Spalding Area
  • Nez Perce National Historical Park

National Wildlife Refuges

  • Bear Lake National Wildlife Refuge
  • Camas National Wildlife Refuge
  • Camas National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters
  • Deer Flat National Wildlife Headquarters
  • Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge
  • Grays Lake National Wildlife Refuge
  • Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge
  • Minidoka National Wildlife Refuge

National Recreation Area

  • Sawtooth National Recreation Area

Idaho Wilderness Areas

There are 12 wilderness areas in the state of Idaho.

  • Big Jacks Creek Wilderness
  • Bruneau – Jarbidge Rivers Wilderness
  • Craters of the Moon National Wilderness
  • Frank Church—River of No Return Wilderness
  • Gospel Hump Wilderness
  • Hells Canyon Wilderness (Oregon and Idaho)
  • Little Jacks Creek Wilderness
  • North Fork Owyhee Wilderness
  • Owyhee River Wilderness
  • Pole Creek Wilderness
  • Sawtooth Wilderness
  • Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness