Winchester Lake State Park

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Winchester Lake State Park

Idaho

(208) 924-7563

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Things To Do

Overview

Winchester Lake State Park surrounds a 103-acre lake, nestled in a forested area at the foot of the Craig Mountains, just off US 95 adjoining the town of Winchester.

Winters at the park are long and cold with ample snowfall. Summers are short with warm days and cool, refreshing evenings. Ponderosa pine and Douglas fir are the predominant vegetation. Wildlife often seen in the park includes white-tailed deer, Canada geese, muskrats, Steller's jay, osprey, and Columbian ground squirrels. The Wolf Education and Research Center is located one mile from the entrance to the park.

The park offers year-round recreation activities and has a modern campground with 69 campsites, and 4 yurts. Canoeing, fishing, picnicking and hiking are popular summer activities. In the winter, enjoy cross-country skiing, ice-skating, and ice fishing.

The most popular activity at Winchester is fishing for rainbow trout, which are planted annually by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game. Fishing for perch, tiger muskie, bass and blue gill is also popular. The lake provides excellent nutrients and supports large populations of all four species. Small boats are allowed; gasoline engines are not.

Map of Winchester Lake (ID)

Latitude, Longitude: 46.236910, -116.629820

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Activities

  • Boating

    Ramps available for use. Electric only.

  • Bicycling

    There is access to great hiking and mountain biking on area trails.

  • Camping

    Electricity , Max 60' Sites , Dump Station , Firewood, Showers , Flush Toilets , Rental Yurts , Group Shelter

  • Fishing

    The most popular activity at Winchester is fishing for rainbow trout, which are planted annually by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game. Fishing for perch, tiger muskie, bass and blue gill is also popular. The lake provides excellent nutrients and supports large populations of all four species. Small boats are allowed; gasoline engines are not.

  • Hiking

    There is access to great hiking and mountain biking on area trails.

  • Historic Sites

    Guided walks and educational programs.

  • Picnicking

    There are great areas to picnic at the park.

  • Winter Sports

    Yurt Rentals (4) Year-round , Cross Country Skiing , Snowshoeing , Ice Fishing , Ice Skating

Directions

Driving

From Lewiston travel W. on Hwy 12 about 10 mi, then travel S. on Hwy 95 about 32 mi, then W. on Olander Rd. The Park is located 1/4 mile W. of the town of Winchester.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(208) 924-7563

Campground reservations

(888) 922-6743

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