McCroskey State Park

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McCroskey State Park

Idaho

(208) 686-1308

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Overview

This 5300-acre ridgeline park is dedicated to pioneer women. McCroskey State Park's highlight is an 18-mile skyline drive through the park on unimproved roads provides spectacular views of the rolling Palouse country and access to 32 miles of multi-purpose trails. Facilities include a group day use shelter, primitive camping areas and picnic areas along the road. The road is not recommended for RVs and may be too rough for your family car.

This 5,300-acre park was given to the state of Idaho in 1955 and is dedicated to the memory of frontier women and the hardships they endured. The ridgeline park offers spectacular views of the Palouse prairie which reflects the ever-changing agricultural patchwork of the valleys bordered by surrounding forested foothills.

Skyline Drive is an 18-mile-long gravel road that traverses the park, providing access to 32 miles of multipurpose trails. A series of interpretive signs on the historical and land-management aspects of the area are located throughout the park. Facilities include a group day use shelter, three primitive camping areas and four roadside picnic areas. No water or trash facilities are available.

The park may be entered at DeSmet by taking DeSmet Road to King Valley Road, or by using Skyline Drive from US 95. If your vehicle is longer than 28 feet, it is recommended that you avoid this drive.

Map of McCroskey (ID)

Latitude, Longitude: 47.082514, -116.915817

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Activities

  • Bicycling

    Great hikes and bikes on trails along the the road.

  • Camping

    Primitive, standard camping.

  • Hiking

    Great hikes and bikes on trails along the the road.

  • Horseback Riding

    Great hikes and bikes on trails along the the road. Equestrians allowed on designated trails also.

  • Picnicking

    There are several great areas for camping along the road.

Directions

Driving

26 miles N. of Moscow near the Latah-Benewah county line, turn west on Skyline Drive.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(208) 686-1308

Campground reservations

(888) 922-6743

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