Summer Recreation

Tourists and residents alike list outdoor recreation as the number one reason they are in Southeast Idaho.

Camping – Two National Forests and two state parks provide tent and RV space with nature. More are available from privately owned campgrounds. Fishing – 44 lakes and reservoirs plus numerous rivers and creeks create a memorable fishing experience.

Trails – More than 1000 miles of groomed trails for motorized ATVs and mountain bikes are within the public lands of Southeast Idaho. Non motorized trail for hiking, backpacking and riding horses area available in several areas. The most impressive is the 55-mile Highline Trail traveling the mountain tops from Soda Springs to the state border on the south.

Idaho Vacation Recreation in the SummerWater Sports
– Water skiing, jet skiing and pleasure boating are mostly done on the three largest lakes and reservoirs at American Falls, Bear Lake, Soda Springs and Twin Lakes, plus the Snake River at Massacre Rocks. Blackfoot has a fund spot right of the freeway called Jensen Grove.

Idaho Water Park Water SlidesWater Parks and Swimming Pools – Southeast Idaho has Swimming Pools in nearly every city. We have several fun Water Parks with water slides and kiddie water playgrounds.


Rodeo – Nearly every weekend during the summer there is a small town rodeo somewhere in the area, usually accompanied by several events of local flavor to make them memorable spectator outings.

Golf – 12 beautiful and challenging golf courses are open to the public. You can even golf right over the ruts the Oregon Trail Pioneers left with their wagons in Soda Springs!