We foster experiences that renew the human spirit and promote community vitality.

Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation Blog 

Here you can find links to our running blog posts, upcoming events, and information about IDPR collaborations across the state. 

* Hot Springs Near State Parks

* Intermountain Bird Observatory

 

 

 

 

 


* Falling in Love with Nature as Children

 

Recreation Department
Sub-Blogs:

* Boating Department Sub-Blog

Recently posted content will be shown here

* Off-Highway Vehicle Department Sub-Blog

Recently posted content will be shown here

 

We are always looking for new content. 

Send your submissions to Chelsea Chambers
Chelsea.Chambers@idpr.idaho.gov


Nordic in Idaho State Parks

Idaho State Parks offer unique Nordic adventures. Exploring Idaho state parks on skis and snowshoes is one of the best ways to enjoy the peaceful scenery and fresh clean air in the winter.  
 
Parks with the symbol offer overnight accommodations during the winter months.  

 

Yurts in Idaho State Parks

Idaho State Park yurts are circular, Mongolian-style domed tents.  Every park yurt is about 20 feet in diameter with a plywood floor, canvas and hardwood sidewalls and a skylight.  Each yurt can sleep up to five or six people and is built to withstand high winds, snow loads and summer heat. With lockable wood doors, windows with screens and storm flaps Idaho State Park yurts are a comfortable, peaceful and safe place to be, even in winter! Some parks allow pets in yurts, but please check with the park first. 
 

Check out the yurt and group yurt opportunities for the below listed parks under 'Unique Overnight Stays':

 
 

Idaho City Backcountry Yurts

If you really want to get away from it all, try an Idaho City Backcountry Yurt! Visit the main Yurt page to learn more!
 
Park N' Ski Pass
You will need a Park N' Ski Pass to park up by the yurts. Click here to purchase the pass!
 

 


Snowmobiling:

Snowmobiling can be a great choice for winter outdoor recreation. But, as always, ensure that you are prepared! Read more about IDPR snowmobiling here before you hit the hills.

For further education, sign up for one of our Snowmobile Safety Courses. Classes are available across the state. Click here and select Link to Snow Classes. 

Want to find out where to ride?

Join the Idaho State Snowmobiling Association!

Park N' Ski:

There are various locations across the state where you can simply park your car and hit the slopes.

But be aware that you do need a Park N' Ski pass. These can be purchased in two forms--either a three day pass or an annual pass. 

Please note, that there is no one day option, only a three day option. But you are welcome to use the pass as little or as frequently as you choose in that three day timespan.

Passes can be purchased by following this link and clicking on Purchase Stickers, Permits, or Certificates. 

For a complete list of Park N' Ski locations, click here and, using the the sidebar tabs, select applicable region.

Free Ski & Snowshoe Day, 2019:

Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation invites you to come explore the mountains with us! Free Ski Day applies to any of our 18 Park N’ Ski Locations

Many of the parks will be hosting additional events and activities, such as free lessons, refreshments, and rental discounts.

Our events calendar has park-specific details and can be found here

 

 

Recreation in Idaho State Parks varies by season. 

Visit the Nordic tab (left) for a list of parks with great winter recreation and winter overnight accomodation!
 

Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation Blog 

Here you can find links to our running blog posts, upcoming events, and information about IDPR collaborations across the state. 

* Hot Springs Near State Parks

* Intermountain Bird Observatory

 

 

 

 

 


* Falling in Love with Nature as Children

 

Recreation Department
Sub-Blogs:

* Boating Department Sub-Blog

Recently posted content will be shown here

* Off-Highway Vehicle Department Sub-Blog

Recently posted content will be shown here

 

We are always looking for new content. 

Send your submissions to Chelsea Chambers
Chelsea.Chambers@idpr.idaho.gov

Nordic in Idaho State Parks

Idaho State Parks offer unique Nordic adventures. Exploring Idaho state parks on skis and snowshoes is one of the best ways to enjoy the peaceful scenery and fresh clean air in the winter.  
 
Parks with the symbol offer overnight accommodations during the winter months.  

 

Yurts in Idaho State Parks

Idaho State Park yurts are circular, Mongolian-style domed tents.  Every park yurt is about 20 feet in diameter with a plywood floor, canvas and hardwood sidewalls and a skylight.  Each yurt can sleep up to five or six people and is built to withstand high winds, snow loads and summer heat. With lockable wood doors, windows with screens and storm flaps Idaho State Park yurts are a comfortable, peaceful and safe place to be, even in winter! Some parks allow pets in yurts, but please check with the park first. 
 

Check out the yurt and group yurt opportunities for the below listed parks under 'Unique Overnight Stays':

 
 

Idaho City Backcountry Yurts

If you really want to get away from it all, try an Idaho City Backcountry Yurt! Visit the main Yurt page to learn more!
 
Park N' Ski Pass
You will need a Park N' Ski Pass to park up by the yurts. Click here to purchase the pass!
 

 

Snowmobiling:

Snowmobiling can be a great choice for winter outdoor recreation. But, as always, ensure that you are prepared! Read more about IDPR snowmobiling here before you hit the hills.

For further education, sign up for one of our Snowmobile Safety Courses. Classes are available across the state. Click here and select Link to Snow Classes. 

Want to find out where to ride?

Join the Idaho State Snowmobiling Association!

Park N' Ski:

There are various locations across the state where you can simply park your car and hit the slopes.

But be aware that you do need a Park N' Ski pass. These can be purchased in two forms--either a three day pass or an annual pass. 

Please note, that there is no one day option, only a three day option. But you are welcome to use the pass as little or as frequently as you choose in that three day timespan.

Passes can be purchased by following this link and clicking on Purchase Stickers, Permits, or Certificates. 

For a complete list of Park N' Ski locations, click here and, using the the sidebar tabs, select applicable region.

Free Ski & Snowshoe Day, 2019:

Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation invites you to come explore the mountains with us! Free Ski Day applies to any of our 18 Park N’ Ski Locations

Many of the parks will be hosting additional events and activities, such as free lessons, refreshments, and rental discounts.

Our events calendar has park-specific details and can be found here

 

 

Recreation in Idaho State Parks varies by season. 

Visit the Nordic tab (left) for a list of parks with great winter recreation and winter overnight accomodation!