Trim the Trees

tree branch slice showing tree rings with the lucky peak state park logo branded on its surface

Trim the Trees with Lucky Peak State Park!
Drop in for some winter fun at Discovery Unit of Lucky Peak State Park. Help us make pinecone bird feeder garland to hang around the trees and decorate your own special wooden “tree cookie” to take home. Event will be held outside under our middle picnic pavilion, please dress for winter conditions. Bring the whole family and your own mug or thermos. Hot cocoa, apple cider, and craft supplies will be provided.

Park Motor Vehicle Entrance Fee is $7.00 per vehicle, this fee is waived if you have a valid Idaho State Parks Passport properly displayed on your windshield. Discovery Park is exact CASH or CHECK only.

Sandy Point Disc Golf Course Opens

Disc golf basket in foreground, Lucky Peak dam with snowcapped mountains in the background

Lucky Peak State Park’s Sandy Point Unit opens its 18-hole Disc Golf Course for the 2023-2024 season! This course is open each year seasonally, generally October 1st-May 1st. The Sandy Point entrance gate closes each day, typically at 4pm, to vehicles during this season. Make sure all vehicles are outside the gate by the posted closing time. However, the course is available to play by walk in until sunset.

Free Ski Day @ Ponderosa State Park

Free Ski Day with Gravity Sports Idaho

Entrance is free to the public and winter access fees are waived on Free Ski Day- January 7, 2023. Pre-registration is required to participate in the free lesson and rental package portion of the event. Lessons and rental packages are offered in cross-country skiing and snowshoeing at the following times. Rentals are returned at the end of the lesson. Please register for the rental and lesson packages at

Time slots are as follows:

Cross-Country Skiing*:

10 AM

11 AM

12 PM

1 PM

*Skiers may choose a lesson in classic cross-country skiing or skate style of cross-country skiing. If you have never cross-country skiied before, it is recommended to start with classic.

Snowshoe Tours:

10:30 AM

11:30 AM

Avy Savvy Night – Idaho Falls

decorative poster, see event description

Join us on January 5 from 7 – 10 PM for an evening of Avalanche Awareness, Safety, and Education!

There will be presentations from the Sawtooth Avalanche Center, a Premier Viewing of the “To The Hills and Back” feature film from the Utah Avalanche Center, and the Lesley Martin story.

PLUS we will be auctioning off a Rob Kincaid Snowmobile!

Location: The Colonial Theater in Idaho Falls. 450 A Street.

This event is FREE!
Let’s stay safe in avalanche country!

First Day Winter Trek – Harriman State Park

Logo of Harriman STate Park, Idaho Parks and Rec, and First Day Hikes

Join a ranger for a 2 mile snowshoe hike in beautiful Harriman State Park of Idaho. Celebrate the New Year and enjoy hot cocoa and cider at the Ranchview Shelter. Bring snowshoes, binoculars, water, and warm layers. Loaner snowshoes available. To sign out snowshoes, please arrive at Ranchview Shelter no later than 12:30 pm.

This is a free event. Winter access and motor vehicle entrance fees still apply.

ASL Interpretation is available at no cost. Please submit a request seven days, preferably two weeks, in advance by calling 208.558.7368 or by emailing

COVID-19: Park programs follow CDC guidelines.

Join a ranger at Harriman sTate Park on January 1, 2022 for a two mile guided hike