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Balanced Rock Park Salmon Falls Creek in the morning © Rick Otto
The beautiful Salmon Falls Creek meanders throught the canyon.
Bruneau Dunes State Park Reeds on fire © Rick Otto
An early morning sunrise lights up the reeds at the West end of the lake.
Bruneau Dunes State Park Sunrise on the Lake © Rick Otto
A beautiful sunrise lights up the island.
Balanced Rock Park Salmon Falls Creek in the morning © Rick Otto
The beautiful Salmon Falls Creek meanders throught the canyon.
Boise National Forest © Gary OToole
Coeur D ALene River National Recreation Trail © Gary OToole
Priest Lake State Park Lionhead Unit © Gary OToole
Mountain Bluebird © stateparks.com
Mountain Bluebird
Small Boy Fishing © stateparks.com
Gone fishin.
Afternoon Hike © stateparks.com
Campfire and Hotdogs © stateparks.com
Roasting hot dogs over an open fire.
Idaho's South-Central Region Parks

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National Wildlife Refuge
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National Monument
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State Park
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State Fish Hatchery
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National Park
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National Historic Site
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Metro and City Parks
Parks in this region are near these Idaho Cities (click city name to see parks within 25 miles)
TWIN FALLS
JEROME
BURLEY
Balanced Rock Park
South of Buhl in the Salmon Falls Creek Canyon stands world-famous Balanced Rock. Over 48 feet tall and 40 tons, the wind-carved rock balances precariously on a pedestal only 3 feet by 17 inches. Nearby Balanced Rock Park is an excellent spot for a picnic.........more >
City of Rocks National Reserve
Emigrants of the California Trail describe the rocks here in vivid detail as a city of tall spires, steeple rocks, and the silent city. Today, this backcountry byway attracts rock climbers, campers, hikers, hunters, and those with the spirit of adventure. There's inspirational scenery, exceptional opportunities ........more >
Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument
Did you know that horses evolved in North America The Hagerman horse, Equus simplicidens, is the first true one-toed horse. It's the park's most famous fossil, but we have fossils from over two hundred other species too From the saber-toothed cat, mastodon, bear, camel, and ground sloth, to smaller ........more >
Hagerman State Fish Hatchery
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Malad Gorge State Park
This 451-acre park is located just off Interstate 84 at the Tuttle exit. People pass the park in an eye blink, never suspecting the spectacular canyon views that await them just a mile off the highway. Malad Gorge is open for hiking, picnicking and day outings. Guided tours can be arranged by calling the park.........more >
Minidoka National Historic Site
The Pearl Harbor attack intensified existing hostility towards Japanese Americans. As wartime hysteria mounted, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 forcing over 120,000 West Coast persons of Japanese ancestry Nikkei to leave their homes, jobs, and lives behind, forcing them into one of ten ........more >
Minidoka National Wildlife Refuge
Minidoka National Wildlife Refuge extends 25 miles along both shores of the Snake River, upstream from the Minidoka Dam in south-central Idaho. Over half of the refuge is open water, with small patches of marsh that attract concentrations of up to 100,000 ducks and geese during spring and fall migrations. ........more >
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