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Finding History in Idaho State Parks

Several Idaho State Parks have visitor and educational centers, museums, interpretive signage and historical displays and interpretive markers within the park. 

 

Park Historical significance Overnight
Farragut State Park Largest World War II Naval base and Nazi POW camp, museum and interpretive areas yes
Coeur d' Alene's Old Mission State Park World class history museum - Sacred Encounters;  Coeur d'Alene tribal history; Idaho's oldest building no
Castle Rocks State Park Native American gathering place; Idaho ranching history yes
City of Rocks National Reserve Emigrant wagon trail; Native American gathering place no
Harriman State Park Early Idaho ranching yes
Hells Gate State Park  Nez Perce village yes
Heyburn State Park Oldest state park in Idaho; Civilian Conservation Corp buildings yes
Land of the Yankee Fork State Park Early Idaho mining; ghost towns; museum no
Massacre Rocks State Park Emigrant trail and Native Amercian conflicts; Register Rock with historic and interpretive areas nearby yes
Thousand Springs State Park Geologic interpretive area; early Idaho agriculture; dairy, Oregon Trail no
Three Island Crossing State Park Oregon Trail river crossing site; with Oregon Trail education center  yes

Finding History in Idaho State Parks

Several Idaho State Parks have visitor and educational centers, museums, interpretive signage and historical displays and interpretive markers within the park. 

 

Park Historical significance Overnight
Farragut State Park Largest World War II Naval base and Nazi POW camp, museum and interpretive areas yes
Coeur d' Alene's Old Mission State Park World class history museum - Sacred Encounters;  Coeur d'Alene tribal history; Idaho's oldest building no
Castle Rocks State Park Native American gathering place; Idaho ranching history yes
City of Rocks National Reserve Emigrant wagon trail; Native American gathering place no
Harriman State Park Early Idaho ranching yes
Hells Gate State Park  Nez Perce village yes
Heyburn State Park Oldest state park in Idaho; Civilian Conservation Corp buildings yes
Land of the Yankee Fork State Park Early Idaho mining; ghost towns; museum no
Massacre Rocks State Park Emigrant trail and Native Amercian conflicts; Register Rock with historic and interpretive areas nearby yes
Thousand Springs State Park Geologic interpretive area; early Idaho agriculture; dairy, Oregon Trail no
Three Island Crossing State Park Oregon Trail river crossing site; with Oregon Trail education center  yes