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PARK UPDATE:

Summer 2024 Update:

CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: Great news! The Museum at the Brig, the last standing building at Farragut from the Naval training days, is getting a new roof. Unfortunately that means we have to CLOSE it to the public for the remainder of the summer. This is a great opportunity for us to do a deep clean and maybe open a new exhibit – stay tuned for summer 2025!

The Jr Ranger Station will be on the MOVE all summer Be On the Lookout for signs and directions throughout the park for fun activities. Check with the Visitor Center about loaner backpack availability.

Temporary Disc Golf course closures due to tournament play:

  • June 14-16 – multiple courses will be closed
  • August 10 – AWOL will be closed
  • August 31-September 1 – multiple courses will be closed
  • September 7 – multiple courses will be closed
  • September 13-15 – Farragut Open – all courses will be closed.

Temporary trail closures in the Scott Field area:

  • September 6-8 trails utilized by Cross Country race participants
Park Reservations
By phone: 1-888-9-CAMPID or 1-888-922-6743

Within Farragut State Park, over 100 years of fire suppression has eliminated the periodic fires which thinned forests, maintained diverse habitat types, and recycled nutrients.  Major developments from the WWII Farragut Naval Training Station, large Girl and Boy Scout encampments, and formation of a Wildlife Management Area and Recreation based State Park have also impacted the landscape.   

Resource work in Farragut State Park is based on the following 8 goals:

  1. Restore most forest stands to historical (pre fire suppression) conditions.

  2. Provide for wildfire protection for our users and neighbors, and defensive zones for firefighters.

  3. Provide for wildlife habitat, such as whitetail deer, mountain and western bluebirds.

  4. Hazard tree management.

  5. Protect historically significant trees.

  6. Provide for recreational enhancements.

  7. Reduce the risk for epidemic insect and disease outbreaks.

  8. Reduce invasive and noxious weed populations.

Farragut State Park is currently using five management actions to achieve the resource goals:

  • Conservation Thinning – The objective in these areas is to manage for multiple aged forest stands that are diverse in composition (age and species) and reflect historic, pre fire suppression stand conditions.
  • Ponderosa Pine Restoration – Selective removal of shade tolerant tree species and understory vegetation on historic Ponderosa Pine habitat.
  • Mixed Grass/ Open Tree Stands- In addition to maintaining these relatively open areas, the adjacent forest stands are managed as transitional vegetation types to promote diverse habitat conditions.
  • Prescribed Fire- Used to replicate historic periodic fires that maintained open grass areas and ponderosa pine habitats.
  • Shaded Fuel Breaks- Utilized along most roadways and some trails to prevent/contain catastrophic wildfires.
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Address: 13550 E. Hwy 54
Athol, ID 83801
Phone: (208) 683-2425
Hours of Operation: Winter VC Hours: 9am - 4pm. Day-use locations within state parks are open from 7 am to 10 pm. Day-use hours may change based on park manager discretion. Museum opens Memorial day and closes Labor day each year.

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