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Idaho destinations, parks and attractions

Are you going on a road trip to Idaho, looking for tips about the destinations so you and your party can enjoy it, be comfortable and not spend a fortune?

Here are some of the top destinations in Idaho and tips about visiting them

National parks and monuments in Idaho

Idaho State parks and historic sites

Idaho Seasons, bugs, topography and climate

Located in the Rockies, with mountains, plateaus and desserts, Idaho has extreme weather. In the summer, it tends to be semi-arid, hot during day and cool at night. Winters can be brutally cold. Many roads are closed or impassible in the winter.

Bugs are thankfully few!

Idaho Camping tips

The Basics

  • Fireworks are prohibited
  • Dogs must be confined or on a leash
  • Dogs are not allowed at Harriman State Park
  • Camping is permitted only in designated areas
  • Quiet time starts at 10 pm
  • Sites cannot be “saved” for someone else
  • All equipment and vehicles must be within the designated camp site
  • Generally stays are limited to 15 days in a 30-day period
  • Day-use only areas within parks or campgrounds are open from sunrise to sunset.
  • Check-in time is 2 p.m. for campsites and 3 p.m. for facilities (local park time).
  • Checkout time is 1 p.m. for campsites and 12 p.m. for facilities (local park time).
  • Late checkouts may incur additional fees unless prior arrangements have been made.
  • All Idaho State Parks are ADA friendly and support service animals.

To review all the rules and fees associated with administering and governing the Idaho Department of Parks please visit the Idaho Department of Administration website.

Specific definitions related to the use of state park recreation areas and facilities.

Book a Campsite

Reservations for stays within Idaho’s State Parks can be made online and toll-free by phone at: 1-888-922-6743. Agents will be available seven days a week, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Mountain Standard Time (MST), and Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., MST. From Monday through Friday, another option is to call the Reservations Program at 1-855-514-2429, open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Idaho state parks for camping:

There are both state parks and private campgrounds in Idaho.