Camping has closed for the season and the water system has been winterized to most areas. Day use with vault toilets is available at Rocky Point, Plummer Marsh, Benewah, and Chatcolet. The Indian Cliffs Trailhead is also plowed and kept open. The camper cabins and cottages are available for rent throughout the year. Thanks, and have a wonderful New Year!
As a result of the Toetly Fire in August of 2021, there are some trails that are closed until after spring thaw when we can remove the hazard trees safely. The Appaloosa, Plummer Creek Fire Trail, and Whitetail Loop are all closed as they go directly into the burned area where numerous trees were seriously damaged. All other trails are open for use. Thanks for your patience and we will get the remaining closed areas open for public use as soon as possible.
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.
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 5,744 acres of land and 2,332 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.
Address: 57 Chatcolet Rd
Plummer, ID 83851
Phone: (208) 686-1308
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.