Beginning 8/27/2021, the Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes will reopen. We will also reopen about 50% of the multiple use trails on the north side of the park. Shoeffler Butte, Lakeshore Loop, Indian Cliffs, the Mullan Road, and the CCC trail will all be opened. The Appaloosa, Plummer Creek Fire Trail, and Whitetail Loop are all remaining closed; as is the North Side Equestrian Trailhead. We are posting warning signs on both sides of the fire area on the TOC, signs about trail closures at all trailheads, and blocking off and signing the trail intersections to the closed areas. Any questions from the public we can help answer here at the park. Thanks!
Please check back for updates on the fire and closures.
Please Note: Contrary to Google Maps directions, when traveling to the park from the North, please keep on Hwy 95 (do not turn left onto Conkling Road). When you arrive at Plummer, turn left (East) onto State Hwy 5 to access the park
As of July 15, 2021, all north region state parks have banned campfires and propane-fueled fire rings. Propane grills and cooking stoves are still permitted at this time.
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.