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April 2024 Update:

There will be prescribed burning at the park beginning April 17, 2024. Please be mindful of workers in the area.

Park Reservations
By phone: 1-888-9-CAMPID or 1-888-922-6743

About the Park

Winchester Lake State Park is a popular spot if you enjoy fishing for rainbow trout, catfish, or the elusive Tiger Muskie. Other activities during the summer include hiking, mountain biking or meandering around the lake in a canoe or other craft. Winter activities include cross country skiing, snowshoeing and ice fishing.

If you spend the night in Tamarack, our deluxe yurt, you can enjoy the two included bicycles on a ride around the park. All four of our yurts have a canoe included during the summer and snowshoes during the winter. Or stay in one of several peaceful campsites surrounded by beautiful Ponderosa pines with a number of sites having a view of the lake.

The most popular activity at Winchester Lake is fishing for Rainbow Trout, which are planted regularly by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game. Fishing for Perch, Tiger Muskie, Bass, and Blue Gill is also popular. The lake provides excellent nutrients and supports large populations of all four species. Small boats are allowed; gasoline engines are not.

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Contact the Park

Address: 1786 Forest Rd
Winchester, ID 83555
Phone: (208) 924-7563
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.

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