Heyburn State Park

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Heyburn State Park

Idaho

(208) 686-1308

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Overview

Heyburn State Park is the oldest park in the Pacific Northwest. Created in 1908, it is comprised of approximately 5,500 acres of land and 2,300 acres of water. The park includes three lakes; Chatcolet, Benewah, and Hidden Lakes, with the shadowy St. Joe River meandering along the eastern boundary of the park.

Natural and cultural history is plentiful at Heyburn. Before it was a park, the general area was a gathering place for the Coeur d' Alene Indian tribe. In the 1930s, the park was a Civilian Conservation Corps camp and those hardworking crews built many of the park's buildings.

Heyburn is a natural park with a variety of different habitats. Large, tall Ponderosa pines tower over grassy hillsides covered in wildflowers. On shadier slopes, cedar trees mix with hemlocks and huge white pines. On the edges of the lakes, the wetland/marsh areas are home to many types of wildflowers and plants.

Map of Heyburn (ID)

Latitude, Longitude: 47.364641, -116.739178

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Activities

  • Boating

    Ramps , Boat Camping , Marina

  • Bicycling

    Great trails for hiking, biking, and equestrian.

  • Camping

    Electricity , Sewer , Max 55' Sites , Dump Station , Firewood , Showers , Flush Toilets, Rental cottages and camper cabins also available.

  • Fishing

    The park offers great fishing. F

  • Hiking

    Great trails for hiking, biking, and equestrian.

  • Horseback Riding

    Great trails for hiking, biking, and equestrian.

  • Picnicking

    The park offers a great beach and group picnic shelter.

  • Water Sports

    Swimming, boating, and fishing.

  • Winter Sports

    Cross country skiing and waterfowl hunting.

Directions

Driving

From Coeur d'Alene travel S. on Hwy 95 approximately 34 miles to Plummer, at Plummer travel E. approximately 5 miles.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(208) 686-1308

Campground reservations

(888) 922-6743

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