Summer vacation helpContributors to this thread:
Hi all - I'm trying to plan a summer family camping trip to Idaho with my 7 and 10 year old boys but don't really know where to begin. Any suggestions for particularly nice places to see or those to avoid? Recommendations for dispersed camping areas to serve as base camp for hikes and fishing? Thank you for any helpful information you might have, I appreciate it!
From: Mt. man
I will give you one that we did with our boys a few years ago and we plan to do it again.
1. Camp at Heyburn St. Park. Lots of Bike trails, fishing and hiking nearby. Oldest State Park in Idaho.https://parksandrecreation.idaho.gov/parks/heyburn
2. Take at least one day to drive over to the Montana boarder and do the Hiawatha Trail. It's a bike trail on an old train line and it's very fun. http://www.ridethehiawatha.com/
3. Take another day to do the Gondola ride on Silver Mt. in Kellogg, Id. Breathtaking views. https://www.silvermt.com/Summer/Scenic-Gondola-Rides
4. Give the boys a day of amusement fun at Silverwood. https://www.silverwoodthemepark.com/
There is a ton of stuff to do up in that area, but those 4 spots are on our list again soon. Have fun!
Mt. Man, thank you for the suggestions!
Yup he is right. I have a home in Avery Id. along the St. Joe. Been in the area for 40+ years and just never get over my love for the area. 100 miles from my home and business in Post Falls but with the health problems the last few years do not get down there like I would want. Darn wolves have caused a severe shortage of moose, elk & deer.