Winter 2023-2024 Update:
Winter has officially arrived at Harriman State Park of Idaho. The snow dances have worked to bring on the snow.
All our trails now require snowshoes, cross country skis or fat tire bikes to use. There is a $7 Motor Vehicle Entrance Fee (MVEF) per vehicle to visit the Park. You can purchase a 2024 Annual MVEF Pass for $80 at the Park Headquarters. Vehicles registered in the State of Idaho can purchase a $10 Idaho State Park Passport from the Department of Motor Vehicles.
The winter access fee of $6 per person/per day or use of a Season Access Pass is now in place. These fees help with the cost of plowing and grooming our trails.
The fees can be paid at the Visitor Center during the hours of 9-5 or at the main entrance outside of Visitor Center hours. Winter Season Access passes can be purchased for $50 for Individual, $75 for a couple pass or $100 for a family pass.
Attention: Dogs are only permitted on the Hounds Trail, which is outside of the waterfowl and wildlife refuge. Dogs cannot be left unattended and must always be on a six-foot leash. Department employees may impound or remove any stray or unattended animals at the owner’s expense. (IDAPA 26.01 20.175. 09)
While it is winter and bears are hibernating, always good practice to be Bear Aware! Remember to make noise; travel in groups only hike/bike during daylight hours.
Please be advised that Harriman State Park of Idaho will experience significant construction in the historic area during 2024-2025.
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Visitors to Harriman State Park during the winter season can enjoy numerous opportunities for outdoor recreation, lodging, photography, and wildlife viewing. The park offers 24 miles of groomed trails for a variety of winter activities.
- classic cross country skiing
- skate skiing
- fat-tire biking
The park is proud to offer multiple-use trails to serve a variety of visitors and outdoor enthusiasts in fulfilment of the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation’s mission to; “Improve the quality of life in Idaho through outdoor recreation, and resource stewardship.” We are innovators in outdoor recreation, committed to excellent service and resource stewardship. We foster experiences that renew the human spirit and promote community vitality.
In order for all to safely enjoy the trails they share, it is essential to extend courtesy to other users.
- Be aware of trail etiquette and yielding to other users
- Be mindful of any one-way trails.
- Those on snowshoes and fat-tire bikes need to be mindful of and stay off the groomed ski track.
- Fat-tire bikers should have a minimum width of 3.7-inch diameter tires with pressure of 5 P.S.I. or less. Also, be aware of trail conditions– Ride on the most firm part of the track. Do not ride in soft snow conditions; if you leave a rut deeper than 1 inch, it is too soft.
The park offers a variety of educational and experiential programs on Saturdays throughout the winter. Self-guided activities for kids, such as the Jr. Ranger and Jr. Snow Explorer Backpack programs are available every day!
- Motor Vehicle Entrance Fee: $7 per vehicle, Idaho State Parks Passport, or Annual Pass
- Winter Access Pass: Daily: $6 per person, Season Pass: $50 Individual, $75 Per Couple, $100 Per Family (Winter Access Fees are charged in addition to your Motor Vehicle Entry Fees). Gift Certificates are available. Call the park for details
For more information, please contact Harriman State Park at 208-558-7368 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Address: 3489 Green Canyon Rd
Island Park, ID 83429
Phone: (208) 558-7368
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.