There are 27 state parks in Idaho. Luckily, a lot of them lie somewhere near the southwestern region near Boise. I am going to list a couple of my favorites because frankly, they are just so beautiful! You need to see them all!
1. Bruneau Sand Dunes
Bruneau Sand Dunes is a magical place right in the middle of nowhere. Driving out there, you would never guess we have this kind of terrain in our state. You must go to the visitor’s center so you have an idea of why these dunes are here and where they come from. They are really an anomaly. But There is so much to do at this park, including camping, swimming and of course, sand sledding, that you can’t pass this up!
2. Ponderosa State Park
Nestled in the middle of the small town of McCall, this park has so many amenities it’s hard to pass it up. You won’t know where it’s at though unless you have either been there before or used your GPS! Hidden inside the neighborhoods of the town, it’s closer than you think and it opens up a world you won’t forget once inside. This park provides plenty of water activities of all sorts, camping, hiking, and last but not least a beautiful drive through the trees. Next time you’re in the area, just stop on through!
3. Cascade Park
Cascade Park, located right in the middle of Cascade, like Ponderosa State Park, has some amazing places to see and do near the area. Hiking, camping, swimming, (and sledding in the winter!) are just some of the adventures that await you here. Often forgotten about but lovely as always, this is an amazing place for getting your adventure on!
There are so many great parks to see in our great state! Tell me which ones you would like to adventure at and we can go there!