Visit one of Idaho’s great parks this weekend

Idaho’s best parks

Idaho has some of the most amazing parks in the country. And what a fun, affordable way to get out and enjoy the great outdoors. Here are our picks for the top three parks in Idaho.

Bear Lake

This remote lake is found in the southeast corner of Idaho, and at an elevation of 5,900 feet. This makes the park ideal for summer and winter. Summer brings beachgoers to the lake’s two mile long beach, and anglers enjoy unique fishing opportunities year round.

Bruneau Dunes State Park

You may not think of sand dunes when you think of Idaho, but Bruneau Dunes State Park has the largest single sand dune in North America, at 470 feet tall.  This park offers fishing, hiking, camping, swimming, and stargazing at one of Idaho’s two public observatories.

Balanced Rock State Park

This peaceful park seems so secluded, yet it’s just outside Boise. The iconic balanced rock will draw the eye, but the park also offers hiking, bike riding, rock climbing, and more.

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