- Visit Island Park, Idaho for year round activities for the whole family
- Watch the elk, antelope, deer and moose in their native habitat
- Hike the Big Springs Nature Trail
- Do some trout fishing in Henry’s Fork of the Snake River
- Get the thrill of some winter snowmobiling around Island Park
Enjoy your vacation in Island Park any time of year, with plenty to do for the whole family.
- Wildlife and Bird Watching
The spring brings new life and in Island Park this means the wildflowers bloom and wildlife make an appearance. Trout start jumping and here come the elk, antelope, deer and moose from their wintering grounds. You might spot some bear. The birds flock and sing to welcome warmer weather. See the swans, geese and ducks as well as some sand cranes.
Henry’s Lake is one terrific fishery, where you can catch some trout and kokanee salmon. You’ll also find that Henry’s Fork of the Snake River provides some great catches. Cast a line into the Island Park Reservoir as you enjoy views of the surrounding mountains.
Just a few miles north is the Big Springs Nature Trail where you can enjoy a wonderful half-mile hike. Mesa Falls is another place where trails lead from the upper falls to the lower, as well as around the backcountry.
- Float Trips
Downstream from Henry’s Fork spawning grounds you’ll discover the Big Springs National Water Trail. Here you can take a four-hour-long float trip with gorgeous scenery and premium wildlife viewing.
There’s plenty of camping to be had around Island Park, with campgrounds close to big attractions and surrounded by nature. Sleeping out under the stars here couldn’t be better.
- Island Park Snowmobiling
Island Park Idaho snowmobiling is an extremely popular snow sport. Because of the high elevation, the snow is a fine powder, making the riding ideal. With over 500 miles of groomed snowmobile trails, you will have a perfect winter vacation. If you don’t have your own snowmobile, you can find one at any of the many Island Park Snowmobile Rentals.
- Cross-country Skiing
There are plenty of groomed trails in Targhee National Forest and Harriman State Park, which make cross-country skiing a fantastic pastime for snow lovers. The Rendezvous Trail System is the perfect place for skiers.
- Downhill skiing
There are two ski areas not far away - Grand Targhee and Big Sky. Find premiere downhill skiing at both.