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The Island Park, Idaho area is teaming with both summer and winter activities. From our famous Island Park snowmobiling, cross country skiing and snowshoeing to our renown area. Enjoy fabulous fishing, horseback riding, mountain biking and scenic walking. Don’t forget to bring your camera, there’s always a reason to snap a photo in Island Park.
Of course you will want to check out our Island Park Cabins or perhaps our Yellowstone Cabins as your base of operations. Be sure to book fairly early as Island Park Vacation Rentals are increasingly high in demand due to Island Park’s proximity to Yellowstone National Park. You can reserve up to 3 years in advance to secure your perfect lodging getaway.
Largest Volcanic Caldera
Historic Henry’s Lake
Jonny Sacks Cabin at Big Springs
Coffee Pot Rapids
Harriman State Park
Island Park Summary
Nez Perce Indians
Earthquake Lake “Quake Lake”
Island Park Reservoir
Old Union Pacific Rail Road
Yellowstone National Park
Drew & Julie Durrant, owned and operated Mack’s Inn Playhouse from May 2008 until September 2012. With the Durrant’s at the helm Mack’s Inn Playhouse became a destination for family friendly musicals spoofs for the Greater Yellowstone Area. They would perform 70 shows each summer and squeeze them all in between Memorial Day and Labor Day. In the summer or 2012, long time friends and patrons, Rob and Sherri Dias, approached the Durrants about working with the students at Diamond Ranch Academy and opening a new dinner theater in Keep Reading!
Established in 1872, Yellowstone National Park is America’s first national park. Located in Wyoming, Montana and Idaho, it is home to a large variety of wildlife including grizzly bears, wolves, bison, and elk. Preserved within Yellowstone National Park are Old Faithful and a collection of the world’s most extraordinary geysers and hot springs, and the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Keep Reading!
“You haven’t experienced Yellowstone until you’ve been to the Yellowstone IMAX Theatre.” OPEN ALL YEAR ROUND….. Located at the west entrance of the Yellowstone National Park, the Yellowstone Imax Theatre is a “must see” on your travel itinerary. Far more than just a theatre, the Yellowstone IMAX Theatre offers a rare educational opportunity. Through the stunning IMAX film “Yellowstone” as well as displays located in the lobby, visitors can see the true yellowstone as it is today and as it was a hundred and 100,000 years ago. The IMAX Keep Reading!
The 28th annual West Yellowstone SNOWMOBILE EXPO is where Arctic Cat, Skidoo and Yamaha will unveil their new 2019 snowmobile lines to the public for the 1st time in the Rocky Mountain West! The Western States Vintage Snowmobile Association Annual Show will bring a blast from the past with unique vintage snowmobiles to West Yellowstone, MT. It’s one of the largest gatherings of vintage and antique snowmobiles. Vintage racing will return again with the oval races. Come Saturday for the thrills of the power sports with UTV Show 7:00PM with two Keep Reading!
The history of Virginia City, Montana is important to the State of Montana and to its residents because Virginia City was the birthplace of Montana and the cradle of much Montana and United States History. The history of Virginia City, Montana is important to the entire United States because strategic events were worked out in Virginia City during the Civil War. That History begins on 16 June 1863 with the registration of the town site of the new settlement as “Verona”, their spelling of Varina, the wife of the President Keep Reading!
Contact area businesses who have the recreational vehicle for you! No matter if you want to ride the trails on an ATV, snowmobile in the winter or cruise the water in the summer they have a machine for you!!! Mt. Mayhem 208-558-7390 Island Park Adv. 208-558-7581 High Mt. 208-558-9572 Keep Reading!
Daily whitewater rafting adventures or scenic floats. The closest rafting to West Yellowstone and Old Faithful, we are located perfectly for those visiting Yellowstone National Park, Big Sky and Bozeman, Montana. Come experience the best! Wild West Rafting Call 406-848-2252 – 220 W Park Street, Gardiner, MT Geyser Whitewater Expeditions Call 406-356-9031 – 46651 Gallatin Road, Big Sky, MT Mack’s Inn – River Float Trips Call 208-558-7272 – 4292 N. US Hwy. 20 Island Park, ID Keep Reading!
The Playmill Theatre began as a dream of people who knew what good theatre can do for people’s lives and we are proud to continue on with that dream. As we begin each summer we carefully (and yes even prayer- fully) consider what shows we want to share with our amazing and loyal audiences. We know that we hold a sacred trust of sorts to provide the 35,000 people who walk in our doors a fun night that will provide beautiful memories for years to come. We don’t take Keep Reading!
Beginning in gently rolling farmlands, dipping into a tumultuous river confluence, and traveling over the rim of the nation’s largest volcanic caldera, Mesa Falls Scenic Byway takes you through some of southeastern Idaho’s most compelling scenery. In addition to enjoying breathtaking vistas along the route, devotees of intermountain recreation find countless activities to indulge their passions on the route’s 27 miles. Originally a popular path to Yellowstone National Park, the byway offers plenty of reasons to justify a trip in itself. Your journey begins in the rural town of Ashton. Keep Reading!
Book your Yellowstone Horse Back Ride by calling Eagle Ridge Ranch – 208-558-7077 Island Park has some of the most amazing trails to view by horseback. These trips are the most beautiful rides in the Western United States! The trails are steep, but not dangerous. We ride up onto the high mountain ridges and down into the beautiful ravines. We usually see wildlife and even in late summer there are still wild-flowers blooming in our higher elevations! These rides are fantastic! We conduct our rides to satisfy the desires of Keep Reading!
The Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center’s primary mission is to provide visitors to the Yellowstone area an opportunity to observe, learn & appreciate grizzly bears & gray wolves. For your convenience Save time and buy your tickets today! When purchasing tickets online your ticket confirmation will be included in your cabin confirmation that will be emailed to you. Please print out two copies so you can give a copy to the attendant for your activity…. Its that simple! Feel free to call us with any questions call 208-558-9675 The Keep Reading!
The Grand Targhee Resort is a full-service, self-contained, year-round resort located just a beautiful one-hour drive from Jackson Hole, in the heart of Wyoming’s majestic Teton Mountains. Keep Reading!
The Henry’s Fork of the Snake River, named after Andrew Henry known for discovering and exploring the area in the early 1800s, is arguably one of the finest trout streams in the lower forty-eight states. In fact Trout Unlimited voted the Henry’s Fork the number one stream in the country. The upper section of the Henry’s Fork is formed where Henry’s Lake Outlet, a lightly fished meadow stream bound by willow trees, meets Big Springs, the primary source of water to the Henry’s Fork. Downstream from where the Outlet is Keep Reading!
From Ashton, ID, take State Rt. 47 east 5.3 miles to Yellowstone National Park/Cave Falls sign. Turn right at sign and go 18.3 miles to campground sign. Turn right at sign into campground. NOTE: After 5.9 miles, the access road enters Targhee National Forest and becomes Forest Rt. 582 with gravel surface. After 16.7 miles, the road becomes paved again upon entering Wyoming. Overall, access to the campground is on RV friendly roads. Keep Reading!
There are many beautiful campgrounds around the Island Park area. There is a campground available that will suit your needs. Big Springs Campground The Big Springs Campground is located 22 miles south of West Yellowstone, Montana in beautiful Island Park, Idaho at an approximate elevation of 6,300 feet. Visitors love Island Park for its world-class fishing and outstanding scenery and wildlife viewing opportunities. Natural Features: Island Park is composed of two areas of extinct volcanic activity. The Henry’s Fork Caldera sits inside the larger Island Park Caldera. The area is known Keep Reading!
Big Springs is one of the headwaters of the Snake River. Located in Island Park, Idaho, this large springs gushes forth large volumes of crystal clear water. Big Springs is known for two things. First, the large trout that are visible from the bridge. Visitor love to feed the fish. Second, for Johnny Sacks cabin. It’s a River’s Birthplace One hundred and twenty million gallons of pure water a day — enough to meet the water needs of a million people — surge out of the ground here. A short Keep Reading!