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PARK UPDATE:

Winter 2022:

  • Farragut is open all year round but in the winter some roads are not available for vehicle traffic.
  • Winter dry camping is available on a first come first served basis in our Thimbleberry campground (no water/no electricity/vault toilet). Winter Access to Thimbleberry is off Hwy 54 about a mile from the Visitor Center.
  • South Rd is closed for the season.
  • Please park in the Visitor Center parking lot or across Hwy 54 at the North Rd parking lot. Winter trails are groomed when snow is available and winter trail maps are available inside the Visitor Center. Fat tire bike trails are on the North side and Classic track cross country is on the South side.
  • Visitor Center hours are 9 AM to 4 PM every day.
  • All trails are open but the majority of trails are not groomed.
  • No pets are allowed on groomed trails.
  • The Road to the viewpoint and the Eagle Boat launch is not maintained in the winter so access is at your own risk and four wheel drive is required when snow is present.
  • No motorized snow machines are allowed at Farragut.
Park Reservations
By phone: 1-888-9-CAMPID or 1-888-922-6743

Check out the drop down list below for great activities and adventure ideas at Farragut State Park!

Start your visit to Farragut State Park at the visitor center located at the west entrance. Find park maps, trail guides, campground registration, natural history park displays and a gift shop offering a variety of unique souvenir items and snacks.

The park has over 40 miles of trails for you to explore. For those who like a challenge, take the Highpoint Trail to the Scout Trail and hike up Bernard Peak and look back across the lake at Farragut State Park. A  map is available for download that shows trails within Farragut State Park, accessible during the summer months.

The nickname given to the "Rite of Passage" artwork located in the Farragut Memorial Plaza, next to the Museum at the Brig. He represents the 293,381 sailors who trained on these grounds for duty in World War II. Their stories are told in the museum, which is open from Memorial Day weekend until Labor Day.

The Museum at the Brig houses the world's largest collection of United States Farragut Naval Training Station (1942-1946) memorabilia. It includes two restored vehicles on display in the courtyard of the brig building. A 1938 Ford 2-ton work truck and a 1942 Pirsch open cab fire engine, were used when the Farragut Naval Training Station was in operation. Films on area history and geology are shown daily in the Museum at the Brig's Pacific Theater. The museum is open Memorial Day through Labor Day, 10 am to 4 pm.

Farragut has five 18 – hole disc golf courses. The Wreckreator, Northstar, A.W.O.L, and Cutthroat courses offer a world class disc golfing experience. The Little Black Bear is perfect for the beginners and those with children. A large selection of golf discs and accessories can be found at the Farragut gift shop.

Picnic at the Willow Day Use Area, which offers great views of Bernard Peak across Lake Pend Oreille's Idlewilde Bay.  Look for the  mountain goats that live on this peak or take the terraced trail down to the shoreline to get to the water's edge. You can also picnic at the Shoreline Picnic Area off the south end of the Shoreline Trail.

This horseshoe shaped sand beach is one of the few places on the lake where the water warms enough in the summer for a swim. Remember that pets, glass containers, or hard sided boats (canoes, kayaks, etc) are not allowed in the beach area.

Over 20 miles of trails can be accessed on the north side of the park from the Corral day use and camping area; horses are not allowed south of Highway 54 in the park.

Eagle Boat Launch provides the only major access for boaters on the south end of Lake Pend Oreille, the largest lake in Idaho.

Farragut State Park offers 265 individual campsites and 6 equestrian sites, 10 camping cabins, 6 group camps, and multiple large group use areas including an outdoor amphitheater. The majority of the sites have central water, while many have water and electric at the site, and 48 sites also have sewer at the site. All major campgrounds have a shower house with modern restrooms. A Recreational Vehicle sanitation dump station is available in the park.

A park naturalist is on staff during the summer providing trail hikes, Junior Ranger and evening campfire programs. For those who like to go at their own pace, wayside exhibits are placed around the park, with information on area wildlife and park features.

Farragut State Park has a variety of winter recreation activities for your enjoyment, including classic track xc ski trails, snowshoe trails, and sledding. See the documents below for more information on winter recreation opportunities within the park!

 

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Address: 13550 E. Hwy 54
Athol, ID 83801
Phone: (208) 683-2425
Hours of Operation: Day-use locations within state parks are open from 7 am to 10 pm, per Idaho state code 26.01.20 (5). Day-use hours may change based on park manager discretion.

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