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Heyburn Snapshot

Location
50 miles SE of Spokane, WA
37 miles S of Coeur d' Alene, ID
91 miles N of Lewiston, ID
353 miles N of Boise, ID
 
Acreage
8,076
 
Elevation
2,128-3,366
 
Open
Day use areas, cabins and cottages - Year-round, Campgrounds - seasonally. 
 
Overnight
73 standard, 56 serviced (1 ADA, 2 cabins (1 ADA), 3 cottages (2 ADA)
 
Amenities
Showers, flush toilets, dump station, marina store
 
Boating
Launch, docks, marina
 
Activities
Camp, picnic, hike, mountain bike, cycle, swim, horseshoes, motorized and non-motorzed boats, fish, water sports, waterfowl hunt, playground, wildlife viewing
 
Groups
Shelters
 
Winter
Ice fishing, wildlife viewing, waterfowl hunting
 
Trails
Hike, bike, horse, access to 72-mile hard path (Trail of the Coeur d' Alenes)
 
Wildlife
Pike, large/small-mouth bass, trout, bullhheads, crappie, perch, sunfish, bear, elk, moose, osprey, bald eagles, waterfowl, white tail deer, wild turkeys
 
Learn
Summertime interpretive events
 
Nearby
Garnet digging, Hiawatha Trail bike path, Trail of Coeur d' Alenes bike bath; boat cruise, snow skiing and boarding
 
Rent or buy
Rowboat, kayaks, paddleboats, canoes are available at the Rocky Point Marina. The cost $15 for the first hour, $10 for each additional hour, or $40 for an entire day.
 
GPS coordinates
47.35333/116.77194
 
Long-term Leases
Information is available for our long-term lease-holder's here.
 

 

Created in 1908, Heyburn State Park is the oldest park in the Pacific Northwest. Towering ponderosa pines give way to flower-filled meadows and placid waters. Visitors can enjoy the peaceful serenity of cottages, cabins and campsites and admire the work of the Civilian Conservation Corps who built many buildings within the park in the 1930s.

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Welcome to Heyburn State Park

Comprised of about 5,744 acres of land and 2,332 acres of water, Heyburn State Park is a paddler and peddler paradise.  Miles of trails await you whether you are a bike rider, horse rider or hiker.  Bring your own boat or rent a kayak, canoe or pedal boat and enjoy three lakes - Chatcolet, Benewah and Hidden Lakes or the shadowy St. Joe River, which meanders along the eastern boundary of the park. The Trail of the Coeur d' Alenes, one of the most popular biking trails in the western US, runs directly through the park.
 
Learn more about Heyburn State Park by watching an informative video.  

Unique Overnight Stays at Heyburn

Lakeview, Chatcolet and Rocky Point Cottages

  • Open year-round
  • Each cottage has two bedrooms
  • Sleeps up to eight per cottage
  • Furnished kitchens with appliances, cooking utensils and tableware
  • Features dining area, living room and furniture 
  • Outdoor charcoal grill and picnic table
  • Visitors provide their own linens (full size beds), blankets, pillows and towels.

Cost: $115-$132 per night plus tax.  Minimum 3 night stay on weekends and holidays

Cottage Rental Agreement

Osprey and Blue Heron Cabins

  • Available year-round
  • Situated near the Trail of the Coeur d' Alenes
  • Each cabin sleeps five
  • Equipped with electricity, air conditioning and microwave
  • Outdoor picnic table, fire pit and grill
  • Near a central restroom and water faucet
  • Overnight guests provide their own linens, cooking and kitchen utensils.  The Osprey cabin is ADA accessible.

Cost: $50.00-$55.00 per night plus tax.  

 

Chatcolet Cottage at Heyburn State Park.

 Lakeview Cottage at Heyburn State Park.

 Rocky Point Cottage at Heyburn State Park.

 


Heyburn Park Fees

 

Motor Vehicle Entry Fee

$5 per vehicle

Serviced camp site

$24-$31 per night 

Standard camp site

$12-$21 per night

Cottages

$115-$132 per night

Cabins

Fees do not include sales tax

$50-$55 per night

Note: There is a charge for leaving your car overnight while using the Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes or the lake. Check at the park visitor center.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


History of Heyburn State Park

The Coeur d' Alene Indians were the first inhabitants of the area now known as Heyburn State Park. An ideal place for an encampment, the lakes provided an abundance of fish and waterfowl.  The heavily timbered slopes and open meadows were ideal habitat for deer, bear and upland birds.

Rocky Point Interpretive Center

Heyburn State Park was created from the Coeur d' Alene Indian Reservation by an act of Congress, on April 20, 1908. The deed, signed by President William Howard Taft, granted 5,505 acres of land and 2,333 acres of water to the State.  The park was named in honor of U.S. Senator W.B. Heyburn of Idaho.

Much of the early construction was performed by Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC).  Between 1934 and 1941, the CCC built roads, trails, bridges, campgrounds, picnic areas, picnic shelters and the Rocky Point Lodge. Today, many of these facilities are still in use and are a proud legacy of the CCC.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Heyburn State Park at 57 Chatcolet Rd, Plummer, ID 83851

Heyburn State Park

Location Map

Year-Round Trail Map

South Side Trails (Equestrian)

Download Maps

Heyburn Campground Map


Equestrian Access Within Heyburn State Park

Heyburn State Park offers world-class equestrian opportunities. The list below outlines trail access within the Southwide Trail System, a multi-use trail system.

All of the trails in the South Side system begin at the South Side trailhead (off Parkside Rd.), with the exception of the Cedar Loop.  There are four loops that are all connected Scout Out, Gandy Dancer, Rocky Top and Ponderosa.  From the Cedar Loop you can access Rocky Top and the rest of the trail system.  To travel the entire system takes 6 to 7 hours depending on you speed and energy.  There are several places on the route to stop for lunch with tables and awesome views of Chatcolet and Benewah lakes.  All distances are approximate

Maps

Download a map of all South Side Trail Loops here.

Camping (see image below)

Campsites are available at the South Side Trailhead. Fees: $10.60 per night for residents and $13.60 for non-residents, plus the $5 per vehicle, per day motor vehicle entry fee (MVEF), (unless you have a Passport or Annual MVEF sticker) 

Scout Out Loop –2 miles – Rating – Easy to Moderate

Scout Out Loop begins at the South Side Trailhead parking lot and follows a level bench of Douglas-fir and Pondarosa pine before switch backing down into the Pee Dee Creek canyon.  There it follows Pee Dee Creek downstream for about a quarter of a mile before climbing back to the bench and meandering back to the trailhead.  As you climb out of the canyon you have good views of Chatcolet Lake and the Trail of the Coeur D Alenes bridge.  The Scout Out Loop takes approximately an hour to complete.

Gandy Dancer Loop – 4.2 miles (from trailhead), Loop:  3.5, Rating – Easy to Moderate

Follow the Scout Out Loop to Pee Dee Creek where you will cross the creek and the Pee Dee Creek road.  You will then wind your way over the ridge through open Douglas fir timber to the Bill Morris road.  There you can turn down the road for about two hundred yards where you will tie back into the trail crossing the road.  You will cross a small stream and continue down the heavy timbered draw on an old road towards Highway 5.  This is a moist North slope covered with Western Red Cedar, Douglas Fir, Grand Fir and a great place to find Trillium in the spring.  Just above the highway you will travel under a railroad trestle that towers nearly 200 feet above the creek.  There the trail turns and follows just above Highway 5 back to Pee Dee creek.  Follow the Pee Dee Creek Rd back up the hill under yet another trestle to where the trail leaves the road and crosses Pee Dee Creek and continues back up the creek to the Scout Out Loop and back to the trailhead.

Rocky Top Loop – 5 miles (from trailhead), Loop:  3.2, Rating – Easy to Moderate

Begin at the trailhead and follow Scout Out and Gandy Dancer to the Bill Morris road.  Rocky Top begins at the Bill Morris road and then circles a large bench between the Bill Morris road and Cottonwood creek.  Most of this trail is through open stands of large Ponderosa pines with awesome views of Chatcolet and Benewah lakes.  During the spring and summer the open areas are a blanket of color.  Wild flowers of all colors, Heartleaf Arnica, Arrowleaf Balsamroot, Coulter’s Lupine and many more spread their splendor under the spring time sun.  Close your eyes and drink in the smells of early summer as you meander through the stately pines.

 Ponderosa Ridge Loops – 7.4 miles (outer loop from trailhead), Outer loop:  4.1 miles, Inner loop:  2.0 miles – Rating – Moderate to Difficult

The Ponderosa Ridge loops also begin at the trail head.  Follow the trails to about midway on the Rocky Top Loop where the Ponderosa loop will drop down and cross Cottonwood Creek and climbs back up the other side.  This loop will take you through everything from damp North slopes blanketed with Cedar and Grand fir to open Ponderosa ridges.  It winds through several drainages before topping out on the ridge above Benewah Lake.  Be sure to take your camera as there are many beautiful vistas from above the lakes.  There are picnic tables at this view point.  You may see deer, elk and the occasional bear.  This loop will then drop down a series of switchbacks and cross Cottonwood creek again before climbing back to the Rocky Top Loop.

Cedar Loop – miles – Rating – Moderate

Cedar Loop, unlike the others, begins at Rocky Point.  The trail leaves Highway 5 at a point right across the highway from the wide spot at the upper Rocky Point Loop road.  You can see the trail marker sigh just above the highway.  The Cedar Loop climbs the hill above the Rocky Point Marina to a point where it ties in with the Rocky Top Loop trail.  There is a picnic table at this junction and a great view of Chatcolet Lake and the Trail of the Coeur D Alenes bridge.  The trail then follows the Rocky Top Loop East for about a quarter of a mile before dropping back down to the starting pointThis trail is hiking only.

Heyburn State Park offers world-class equestrian opportunities.

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The Idaho State Parks Passport: Your State Park Saving Option!

The Idaho State Parks Passport allows Idaho motorists to support Idaho State Parks by agreeing to pay an additional $10 in conjunction with renewing their license plates through the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) and County Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) Offices.  The Passport sticker allows participating Idahoans unlimited daytime entry to Idaho state parks, IDPR operated recreation areas and boating access sites. The Passport will also provide nightly discounts on camping.  

When you pay the additional $10 for your passport, you'll receive a sticker that will adhere to your motor vehicle.  The sticker will provide unlimited access to all 30 state parks for the entire registration year.  

Out-of-state guests will have a savings option too, with the purchase of an Idaho State Park Motor Vehicle Entry Fee (MVEF) Annual.

 

What Will $10 Buy You and Your Family?

  • Admittance to all 30 Idaho State Parks for a year
  • Hundreds of miles of hiking, cycling, mountain biking and Nordic trails
  • Your favorite boat launches
  • Countless historical and cultural sites within your state parks

Good for Idaho, Good for Idahoans!

Idaho‘s State Park Passport is simply a sustainable way to pay for the maintenance and management of Idaho’s 30 cherished state parks.  For those Idahoans who choose to participate in the program, the Idaho State Parks Passport sticker will replace the $5 per motor vehicle entry fee currently in place at state parks while also providing nightly discounts on camping.  

Out of State Guests

Our out-of-state guests have savings options too! You can purchase a $40 Motor Vehicle Entry Fee (MVEF) Annual and receive access to all of Idaho's State Parks and nightly discounts on camping. MVEF Annuals can be purchased at any Idaho State Park and online.

 

Heyburn Snapshot

Location
50 miles SE of Spokane, WA
37 miles S of Coeur d' Alene, ID
91 miles N of Lewiston, ID
353 miles N of Boise, ID
 
Acreage
8,076
 
Elevation
2,128-3,366
 
Open
Day use areas, cabins and cottages - Year-round, Campgrounds - seasonally. 
 
Overnight
73 standard, 56 serviced (1 ADA, 2 cabins (1 ADA), 3 cottages (2 ADA)
 
Amenities
Showers, flush toilets, dump station, marina store
 
Boating
Launch, docks, marina
 
Activities
Camp, picnic, hike, mountain bike, cycle, swim, horseshoes, motorized and non-motorzed boats, fish, water sports, waterfowl hunt, playground, wildlife viewing
 
Groups
Shelters
 
Winter
Ice fishing, wildlife viewing, waterfowl hunting
 
Trails
Hike, bike, horse, access to 72-mile hard path (Trail of the Coeur d' Alenes)
 
Wildlife
Pike, large/small-mouth bass, trout, bullhheads, crappie, perch, sunfish, bear, elk, moose, osprey, bald eagles, waterfowl, white tail deer, wild turkeys
 
Learn
Summertime interpretive events
 
Nearby
Garnet digging, Hiawatha Trail bike path, Trail of Coeur d' Alenes bike bath; boat cruise, snow skiing and boarding
 
Rent or buy
Rowboat, kayaks, paddleboats, canoes are available at the Rocky Point Marina. The cost $15 for the first hour, $10 for each additional hour, or $40 for an entire day.
 
GPS coordinates
47.35333/116.77194
 
Long-term Leases
Information is available for our long-term lease-holder's here.
 

 

Created in 1908, Heyburn State Park is the oldest park in the Pacific Northwest. Towering ponderosa pines give way to flower-filled meadows and placid waters. Visitors can enjoy the peaceful serenity of cottages, cabins and campsites and admire the work of the Civilian Conservation Corps who built many buildings within the park in the 1930s.

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Welcome to Heyburn State Park

Comprised of about 5,744 acres of land and 2,332 acres of water, Heyburn State Park is a paddler and peddler paradise.  Miles of trails await you whether you are a bike rider, horse rider or hiker.  Bring your own boat or rent a kayak, canoe or pedal boat and enjoy three lakes - Chatcolet, Benewah and Hidden Lakes or the shadowy St. Joe River, which meanders along the eastern boundary of the park. The Trail of the Coeur d' Alenes, one of the most popular biking trails in the western US, runs directly through the park.
 
Learn more about Heyburn State Park by watching an informative video.  

Unique Overnight Stays at Heyburn

Lakeview, Chatcolet and Rocky Point Cottages

  • Open year-round
  • Each cottage has two bedrooms
  • Sleeps up to eight per cottage
  • Furnished kitchens with appliances, cooking utensils and tableware
  • Features dining area, living room and furniture 
  • Outdoor charcoal grill and picnic table
  • Visitors provide their own linens (full size beds), blankets, pillows and towels.

Cost: $115-$132 per night plus tax.  Minimum 3 night stay on weekends and holidays

Cottage Rental Agreement

Osprey and Blue Heron Cabins

  • Available year-round
  • Situated near the Trail of the Coeur d' Alenes
  • Each cabin sleeps five
  • Equipped with electricity, air conditioning and microwave
  • Outdoor picnic table, fire pit and grill
  • Near a central restroom and water faucet
  • Overnight guests provide their own linens, cooking and kitchen utensils.  The Osprey cabin is ADA accessible.

Cost: $50.00-$55.00 per night plus tax.  

 

Chatcolet Cottage at Heyburn State Park.

 Lakeview Cottage at Heyburn State Park.

 Rocky Point Cottage at Heyburn State Park.

 

Heyburn Park Fees

 

Motor Vehicle Entry Fee

$5 per vehicle

Serviced camp site

$24-$31 per night 

Standard camp site

$12-$21 per night

Cottages

$115-$132 per night

Cabins

Fees do not include sales tax

$50-$55 per night

Note: There is a charge for leaving your car overnight while using the Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes or the lake. Check at the park visitor center.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

History of Heyburn State Park

The Coeur d' Alene Indians were the first inhabitants of the area now known as Heyburn State Park. An ideal place for an encampment, the lakes provided an abundance of fish and waterfowl.  The heavily timbered slopes and open meadows were ideal habitat for deer, bear and upland birds.

Rocky Point Interpretive Center

Heyburn State Park was created from the Coeur d' Alene Indian Reservation by an act of Congress, on April 20, 1908. The deed, signed by President William Howard Taft, granted 5,505 acres of land and 2,333 acres of water to the State.  The park was named in honor of U.S. Senator W.B. Heyburn of Idaho.

Much of the early construction was performed by Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC).  Between 1934 and 1941, the CCC built roads, trails, bridges, campgrounds, picnic areas, picnic shelters and the Rocky Point Lodge. Today, many of these facilities are still in use and are a proud legacy of the CCC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heyburn State Park at 57 Chatcolet Rd, Plummer, ID 83851

Heyburn State Park

Location Map

Year-Round Trail Map

South Side Trails (Equestrian)

Download Maps

Heyburn Campground Map

Equestrian Access Within Heyburn State Park

Heyburn State Park offers world-class equestrian opportunities. The list below outlines trail access within the Southwide Trail System, a multi-use trail system.

All of the trails in the South Side system begin at the South Side trailhead (off Parkside Rd.), with the exception of the Cedar Loop.  There are four loops that are all connected Scout Out, Gandy Dancer, Rocky Top and Ponderosa.  From the Cedar Loop you can access Rocky Top and the rest of the trail system.  To travel the entire system takes 6 to 7 hours depending on you speed and energy.  There are several places on the route to stop for lunch with tables and awesome views of Chatcolet and Benewah lakes.  All distances are approximate

Maps

Download a map of all South Side Trail Loops here.

Camping (see image below)

Campsites are available at the South Side Trailhead. Fees: $10.60 per night for residents and $13.60 for non-residents, plus the $5 per vehicle, per day motor vehicle entry fee (MVEF), (unless you have a Passport or Annual MVEF sticker) 

Scout Out Loop –2 miles – Rating – Easy to Moderate

Scout Out Loop begins at the South Side Trailhead parking lot and follows a level bench of Douglas-fir and Pondarosa pine before switch backing down into the Pee Dee Creek canyon.  There it follows Pee Dee Creek downstream for about a quarter of a mile before climbing back to the bench and meandering back to the trailhead.  As you climb out of the canyon you have good views of Chatcolet Lake and the Trail of the Coeur D Alenes bridge.  The Scout Out Loop takes approximately an hour to complete.

Gandy Dancer Loop – 4.2 miles (from trailhead), Loop:  3.5, Rating – Easy to Moderate

Follow the Scout Out Loop to Pee Dee Creek where you will cross the creek and the Pee Dee Creek road.  You will then wind your way over the ridge through open Douglas fir timber to the Bill Morris road.  There you can turn down the road for about two hundred yards where you will tie back into the trail crossing the road.  You will cross a small stream and continue down the heavy timbered draw on an old road towards Highway 5.  This is a moist North slope covered with Western Red Cedar, Douglas Fir, Grand Fir and a great place to find Trillium in the spring.  Just above the highway you will travel under a railroad trestle that towers nearly 200 feet above the creek.  There the trail turns and follows just above Highway 5 back to Pee Dee creek.  Follow the Pee Dee Creek Rd back up the hill under yet another trestle to where the trail leaves the road and crosses Pee Dee Creek and continues back up the creek to the Scout Out Loop and back to the trailhead.

Rocky Top Loop – 5 miles (from trailhead), Loop:  3.2, Rating – Easy to Moderate

Begin at the trailhead and follow Scout Out and Gandy Dancer to the Bill Morris road.  Rocky Top begins at the Bill Morris road and then circles a large bench between the Bill Morris road and Cottonwood creek.  Most of this trail is through open stands of large Ponderosa pines with awesome views of Chatcolet and Benewah lakes.  During the spring and summer the open areas are a blanket of color.  Wild flowers of all colors, Heartleaf Arnica, Arrowleaf Balsamroot, Coulter’s Lupine and many more spread their splendor under the spring time sun.  Close your eyes and drink in the smells of early summer as you meander through the stately pines.

 Ponderosa Ridge Loops – 7.4 miles (outer loop from trailhead), Outer loop:  4.1 miles, Inner loop:  2.0 miles – Rating – Moderate to Difficult

The Ponderosa Ridge loops also begin at the trail head.  Follow the trails to about midway on the Rocky Top Loop where the Ponderosa loop will drop down and cross Cottonwood Creek and climbs back up the other side.  This loop will take you through everything from damp North slopes blanketed with Cedar and Grand fir to open Ponderosa ridges.  It winds through several drainages before topping out on the ridge above Benewah Lake.  Be sure to take your camera as there are many beautiful vistas from above the lakes.  There are picnic tables at this view point.  You may see deer, elk and the occasional bear.  This loop will then drop down a series of switchbacks and cross Cottonwood creek again before climbing back to the Rocky Top Loop.

Cedar Loop – miles – Rating – Moderate

Cedar Loop, unlike the others, begins at Rocky Point.  The trail leaves Highway 5 at a point right across the highway from the wide spot at the upper Rocky Point Loop road.  You can see the trail marker sigh just above the highway.  The Cedar Loop climbs the hill above the Rocky Point Marina to a point where it ties in with the Rocky Top Loop trail.  There is a picnic table at this junction and a great view of Chatcolet Lake and the Trail of the Coeur D Alenes bridge.  The trail then follows the Rocky Top Loop East for about a quarter of a mile before dropping back down to the starting pointThis trail is hiking only.

Heyburn State Park offers world-class equestrian opportunities.

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The Idaho State Parks Passport: Your State Park Saving Option!

The Idaho State Parks Passport allows Idaho motorists to support Idaho State Parks by agreeing to pay an additional $10 in conjunction with renewing their license plates through the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) and County Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) Offices.  The Passport sticker allows participating Idahoans unlimited daytime entry to Idaho state parks, IDPR operated recreation areas and boating access sites. The Passport will also provide nightly discounts on camping.  

When you pay the additional $10 for your passport, you'll receive a sticker that will adhere to your motor vehicle.  The sticker will provide unlimited access to all 30 state parks for the entire registration year.  

Out-of-state guests will have a savings option too, with the purchase of an Idaho State Park Motor Vehicle Entry Fee (MVEF) Annual.

 

What Will $10 Buy You and Your Family?

  • Admittance to all 30 Idaho State Parks for a year
  • Hundreds of miles of hiking, cycling, mountain biking and Nordic trails
  • Your favorite boat launches
  • Countless historical and cultural sites within your state parks

Good for Idaho, Good for Idahoans!

Idaho‘s State Park Passport is simply a sustainable way to pay for the maintenance and management of Idaho’s 30 cherished state parks.  For those Idahoans who choose to participate in the program, the Idaho State Parks Passport sticker will replace the $5 per motor vehicle entry fee currently in place at state parks while also providing nightly discounts on camping.  

Out of State Guests

Our out-of-state guests have savings options too! You can purchase a $40 Motor Vehicle Entry Fee (MVEF) Annual and receive access to all of Idaho's State Parks and nightly discounts on camping. MVEF Annuals can be purchased at any Idaho State Park and online.