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Idaho State Park Rules

Idaho’s Department of Parks and Recreation tries to keep the rules simple. Above all we want you to have fun and relax in Idaho State Parks. We ask that you use common sense and courtesy when visiting our parks.

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.

Please note: Visitors should follow the COVID-19 prevention practices in Gov. Brad Little’s Idaho Rebounds Plan — primarily physical distancing and wearing masks when around non-housemates. Also, group gatherings should be limited to 50 people or less.

Visit these Idaho state parks for exceptional camping opportunities:

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