10/09/20: Starting Monday, October 12th Lionhead Campground at Priest Lake State Park will be closing for the season. The park plans to reopen the campground right before Memorial Day weekend. Also, please note that the boat launch is still open at Lionhead but the boat launch dock has been pulled for the winter.
Harvey’s Hemlock Hideaway
Nine-Hole Disc Golf Course
In partnership with the US/YDGA, Idaho State Parks & Rec. and Priest Lake Park have joined together to provide campers, local families, students, and school teams with a new Junior Disc Golf Course at Indian Creek Camp Ground called Harvey’s Hemlock Hideaway.
The course is nine holes with a max fairway of 210’ designed for beginners and families. The course, completed in June of 2018, has been in the works for several years, and if all goes as planned, backers hope to design a larger, more challenging course in the near future.
Harvey’s Hemlock Hideaway was named in honor of Harvey Burns. Park Manager, Lonnie Johnson tells his story, “Harvey Burns was a longtime volunteer at Priest Lake State Park. Harvey and his wife Gene started here in the early 2000’s. Harvey’s wife passed away in 2015, but Harvey kept returning to the park volunteering because it felt like family. Harvey was 89 years old and was going to return in 2018, but he unexpectedly passed away in May. For his years of volunteering, his smile, his zest for life, and always making people smile and laugh, I proudly wanted to name this new course and family activity after my friend Harvey Burns.”
A special thank you to the United States Youth Disc Golf Association who designed and helped build the course and to our sponsors who helped make this project a reality!
Sponsors: Ardy’s Cafe, Moose Knuckle, Priest Lake Power Sports, Hills Resort, Barrel 57, Infinity Café, Cavanaugh’s Resort, Copper Bay Construction, and Autumns Loft