Idaho National Park Page

Welcome to Idaho's National Park Page.

This site is dedicated to providing information on the National Park in Idaho. By providing national park tourist information for Idaho we intend to make it easier to plan a trip, take a vacation, or just research opportunities for recreation in the park. This website includes information on park trails, camping in or near the park, hotels and lodging options, photos, maps, recreation activities and more. We hope you enjoy this site and use it to plan your national park adventures in the state of Idaho.

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Idaho State Seal
Idaho State Information
Designation Emblem / Symbol Adopted
Abbreviation ID - Postal ~ Ida. - Traditional
Animal Appaloosa 1975
Bird Mountain Bluebird (Sialia arctcia) 1931
Border Country Canada
Border States Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming
Capitol Boise 1912
Counties There are 44 Counties
Dance Square Dance 1989
Fish Cutthroat Trout (Salmo clarki) 1990
Flag State Flag 1907
Flower Syringa (Philadelphus lewisi) 1931
Fossil Hagerman Horse Fossil (Equus simplicidens) 1988
Fruit Huckleberry (Vaccinium membranaceum) 2000
Gem Star Garnet 1967
Geographic Center Settlement of Custer on the Yankee Fork River, Custer County
Highest Point 12,662 ft above sea level at Mt. Borah, Custer County - Lost River Range
History Historical Info
Insect Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus) 1992
Lakes More than 2,000
Largest City Boise - Population: 185,787 - Location: 43.60665 N, 116.22610 W 2000
Largest Lake Lake Pend Oreille, 180 square miles
Length 479 Miles
Library Idaho State Library
Lowest Point 770 feet above sea level at the Snake River at Lewiston
Map State Maps
Motto "Esto Perpetua" (Let it be perpetual) 1959
Museums Idaho Museums
Name Idaho
Nickname Gem State
Population 1,293,953 2000
Raptor Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) 2004
Rivers (Navigable) Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai, Snake, St. Joe, and St. Maries
Seal State Seal 1957
Size 83,557 square miles / 216,413 sq km (13th largest state)
Song Here We Have Idaho 1931
Statehood 03 Jul 1890, 43rd state 1912
Temperature Records High: 118� at Orofino, 28 Jul 1934 / Low: -60� at Island Park Dam, 18 Jan 1943
Territory 04 Mar 1863 (signed by President Lincoln) 1863
Time Line Historical Time Line
Tree White Pine (Pinus Monticola pinaceae) 1935
Vacation Guide Vacation & Travel Planning Guide
Vegatable Potato 2002
Volcanoes Volcanoes
Water Area 823 Square Miles
Weather Weather
Width 305 Miles


Other Idaho Sights to Consider

Idaho National Forests
Boise
Caribou
Challis
Clearwater
Curlew National Grassland
Coeur d'Alene
Kaniksu
Nez Perce
Payette
Saint Joe
Salmon
Sawtooth
Targhee


Idaho National Historic Site
Nez Perce


Idaho National Historic Trails
Lewis and Clark Oregon


Idaho National Monuments
Craters of the Moon Hagerman Fossil Beds


Idaho National Reserve
City of Rocks


Idaho State Parks
  • Bear Lake
  • Box Canyon
  • Bruneau Dunes
  • City of Rocks
  • Coeur d'Alene Parkway
  • Dworshak
  • Eagle Island
  • Farragut
  • Harriman
  • Hells Gate
  • Henrys Lake
  • Heyburn
  • Lake Cascade
  • Lake Walcott
  • Lucky Peak
  • Malad Gorge
  • Mary Minerva McCroskey
  • Massacre Rocks
  • Mesa Falls
  • Niagara Springs
  • Old Mission
  • Ponderosa
  • Priest Lake
  • Round Lake
  • Three Island Crossing
  • Winchester Lake
  • Yankee Fork
  • Idaho State Parks by Area
    North

  • Coeur d'Alene Parkway
  • Dworshak
  • Farragut
  • Hells Gate
  • Heyburn
  • Mary Minerva McCroskey
  • Old Mission
  • Priest Lake
  • Round Lake
  • Winchester Lake
  • Central

  • Harriman
  • Henry's Lake
  • Lake Cascade
  • Mesa Falls
  • Ponderosa
  • Yankee Fork
  • South

  • Bear Lake
  • Box Canyon
  • Bruneau Dunes
  • City of Rocks
  • Eagle Island
  • Lake Walcott
  • Lucky Peak
  • Malad Gorge
  • Massacre Rocks
  • Niagara Springs
  • Three Island Crossing

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