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Harriman Snapshot

Location
28 miles S of West Yellowstone, MT
130 miles N of Pocatello, ID
258 miles N of Ogden, Utah
 
Acreage
11,000
 
Elevation
6,210
 
Open/hours
Year-round
 
Park office hours

Winter and Summer: Daily 8-5pm. Fall and Spring: Tues to Sat 8-3pm.

 
Amenities
Flush toilets, picnic areas, meeting and overnight facilities
 
Activities
View wildlife, fish, cross country ski, horseback ride, hike, learn
 
Overnight
Dorms, bunkhouse, Scovel Center, cabins, yurts
 
Groups
Group dorms, kitchens, meeting and conference rooms, cabins
 
Winter
Premier Nordic area
 
Trails
Hike, bike, horse, Nordic
 
Wildlife
Trout, moose, trumpeter swan, elk
 
Learn
Writers at Harriman (a workshop for high school students), Mountains and Strings (a chamber music camp for kids)
 
Nearby
Snowmobile trails, Mesa Falls Recreation area, Scenic Byway 47, Big Springs Nature Trail, golf, Henrys Fork of Snake River, Henrys Lake State Park, Yellowstone National Park
 
Rentals
Rent horses and purchase guided tours from Dry Ridge Outfitters June 1 through October 31 call (208) 558-RIDE (7433)
 
WiFi
Yes, at the Ranch Manager's House, the Cattle Foreman's House, Bunkhouse, Cookhouse, Boys House, Scovel Center, Dormitory, Ranchview Parking Lot, Visitor Center and Horse Concession
 
Pets
Pets are allowed in the parking lot only and must be on leash.
 

Owned by Union Pacific Railroad investors from 1902 to 1977, the park acreage served as a cattle ranch and private retreat for the Harriman and Guggenheim families. Today, Harriman State Park provides visitors a perfect setting to enjoy the unique history and natural beauty of the area.

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Welcome to Harriman State Park

Some of the best fly fishing waters in the nation flow through Harriman State Park.  Known for its beautiful scenery and wildlife, Harriman offers 22 miles of hiking, mountain biking and horseback  riding trails that slink through meadows, meander along river banks and through forests.

The park lies within a 16,000-acre wildlife refuge in the greater Yellowstone ecosystem. The Henrys Fork, one of the best fly fishing streams in the nation, meanders for eight miles through Harriman. 

Moose, elk and swans are a common at Harriman State Park.  So are moments of bliss for our visitors.  
Visitors can stay overnight in several facilities perfect for groups, conferences, weddings, retreats and learning. During the summer, tours of the historic buildings are offered.  During the winter, guests can enjoy nordic skiing and the Jones House warming hut, which is open on weekends and offers views of Henrys Fork and wildlife.  Be sure to check out the park's Facebook site for up-to-date information about what's happening in the park.

The Railroad Ranch was the full-time or part-time home of Roland and Gladys Harriman, ranch managers, cattle foremen and cowboys. Now it can be your part-time home, too. Follow the links below for more details on the various lodging opportunities in Harriman State Park.

Railroad Ranch Dormitory & Dining Hall

  • Groups of 15 to 40 can reserve the rustic log dormitory and original Railroad Ranch Cookhouse

Bunkhouse & Cookhouse

  • Bunkhouse accommodates up to 13 people

Laura Clarke Scovel Education Center

  • The Scovel Education Center is a group facility with 10 cabins and a conference center surrounding a court yard

Boys House

  • The Boys House is a completely renovated meeting room with river front views

Ranch Manager's House

  • This 4-bedroom fully furnished log home has a modern kitchen, a rustic knotty-pine living room with a stone fireplace and an enclosed sun porch. It's perfect for that once-in-a-lifetime fly-fishing vacation

Cattle Foreman's House

  • This is a beautifully furnished three-bedroom cabin located within the historic Railroad Ranch. A wood burning stove, complete kitchen, bunk beds, and two queen size beds make this historic cabin an incredibly comfortable way to enjoy Harriman State Park. 

Harriman Yurts

  • Two Mongolian-style domed tents are available near Silver Lake

 

 


 

Harriman Fees

 

Motor Vehicle Entry Fee

$5 per vehicle

Ranch Manager's House

$190 per night, plus $12 per night for each person over the minimum (minimum 4 people, maximum 8)

Cattle Foreman's House

$140 per night, plus $12 per night for each person over the minimum (minimum 4 people, maximum 6)

Railroad Ranch Dorm & Dining Hall

$180, plus $12 per night for each person over the minimum (minimum 15 people| maximum 40)

Bunkhouse & Cookhouse

$200 per night (maximum 13 people)

Scovel Education Center Cabins

$100 per night per cabin (minimum 5 cabins). Call park for reservations (208-558-7368)

Scovel Education Conference Center

Free with cabin rentals or $150 per day. Call park for reservations (208-558-7368)

Boys House Meeting Room

$80 per day | $50 half day. Call park for reservations (208-558-7368)

RESERVATIONS

1-888-9-CAMPID (888-922-6743)

For Scovel Center and Boys House Meeting Room call the park, 208-558-7368

Fees do not include sales tax

 

 



Mesa Falls

Mesa Falls Recreation Area is owned by the US Forest Service and co-managed by Harriman State Park.

Summer/Spring

Big Falls Inn, an interpretive building and store, is open from Memorial weekend to mid-September from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Don't miss Lower Mesa Falls, which is about a mile away.

Winter

In the winter, Scenic Byway 47 does not remain open to vehicles but is groomed for snowmobile traffic.The falls are only accessible by snowmobile or cross-country skies and visitors can park at Bear Gulch on Scenic Hwy 47 east of Ashton and ski or snowmobile the packed road 5 miles to Mesa Falls. Snowmobilers can also reach Mesa Falls from Hwy 20 via Scenic Byway 47, which is a 14-mile scenic ride. The Big Falls Inn is open on weekends from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. from the first week in January to the second week in March and you can go in and warm up by the fire. The trail down to the falls is very snow packed and icy and visitors should use extreme caution if attempting this scenic view. 

More information

 
 
 
 

Harriman Links and Events

Friends of Harriman State Park build a new fence in the park.

Become a Friend of Harriman State Parka citizen support group, which serves as a fund raising and volunteer partner for Harriman State Park. FHSP works in cooperation with the park to enhance and preserve the park's natural and cultural resources and visitor experience.FSHP is a project-driven group. With proceeds from the "Buy a Buck" campaign, the group has replaced the historic jack fence along highw
ay 20, produced the "Harriman Legacy" DVD, teamed up with Writers at Harriman, started anative plants garden at the Harriman Visitor Center. They have also written a number of grants for projects that will directly 
benefit Harriman State Park.
 
Writers at Harriman is a one week workshop for high school students held the first week of August every year.
 
Mountains and Strings is a chamber music camp held for kids in mid July.

 


See video

The Idaho State Parks Passport: Providing Savings for 2013!

When implemented, the Idaho State Parks Passport will allow Idaho motorists to check "Yes!" to support Idaho State Parks by agreeing to pay an additional $10 in conjunction with renewing their license plates through the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) and County Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) Offices.  The Passport sticker will allow participating Idahoans unlimited daytime entry to Idaho state parks, IDPR operated recreation areas and boating access sites. The Passport will also provide nightly discounts on camping.  

When you pay the additional $10 for your passport, you'll receive a sticker that will adhere to your motor vehicle.  The sticker will provide unlimited access to all 30 state parks for the entire registration year.  

Out-of-state guests will have a savings option too, with the purchase of an Idaho State Park Motor Vehicle Entry Fee (MVEF) Annual.

 

What Will $10 Buy You and Your Family?

  • Admittance to all 30 Idaho State Parks for a year
  • Nightly discounts on camping
  • Hundreds of miles of hiking, cycling, mountain biking and Nordic trails
  • Your favorite boat launches
  • Countless historical and cultural sites within your state parks

Good for Idaho, Good for Idahoans!

Idaho‘s State Park Passport is simply a sustainable way to pay for the maintenance and management of Idaho’s 30 cherished state parks.  For those Idahoans who choose to participate in the program, the Idaho State Parks Passport sticker will replace the $5 per motor vehicle entry fee currently in place at state parks while also providing nightly discounts on camping.  

Out of State Guests

Our out-of-state guests have savings options too! You can purchase a $40 Motor Vehicle Entry Fee (MVEF) Annual and receive access to all of Idaho's State Parks and nightly discounts on camping. MVEF Annuals can be purchased at any Idaho State Park and online.

 

Harriman Snapshot

Location
28 miles S of West Yellowstone, MT
130 miles N of Pocatello, ID
258 miles N of Ogden, Utah
 
Acreage
11,000
 
Elevation
6,210
 
Open/hours
Year-round
 
Park office hours

Winter and Summer: Daily 8-5pm. Fall and Spring: Tues to Sat 8-3pm.

 
Amenities
Flush toilets, picnic areas, meeting and overnight facilities
 
Activities
View wildlife, fish, cross country ski, horseback ride, hike, learn
 
Overnight
Dorms, bunkhouse, Scovel Center, cabins, yurts
 
Groups
Group dorms, kitchens, meeting and conference rooms, cabins
 
Winter
Premier Nordic area
 
Trails
Hike, bike, horse, Nordic
 
Wildlife
Trout, moose, trumpeter swan, elk
 
Learn
Writers at Harriman (a workshop for high school students), Mountains and Strings (a chamber music camp for kids)
 
Nearby
Snowmobile trails, Mesa Falls Recreation area, Scenic Byway 47, Big Springs Nature Trail, golf, Henrys Fork of Snake River, Henrys Lake State Park, Yellowstone National Park
 
Rentals
Rent horses and purchase guided tours from Dry Ridge Outfitters June 1 through October 31 call (208) 558-RIDE (7433)
 
WiFi
Yes, at the Ranch Manager's House, the Cattle Foreman's House, Bunkhouse, Cookhouse, Boys House, Scovel Center, Dormitory, Ranchview Parking Lot, Visitor Center and Horse Concession
 
Pets
Pets are allowed in the parking lot only and must be on leash.
 

Owned by Union Pacific Railroad investors from 1902 to 1977, the park acreage served as a cattle ranch and private retreat for the Harriman and Guggenheim families. Today, Harriman State Park provides visitors a perfect setting to enjoy the unique history and natural beauty of the area.

Next Events

See all Harriman events

Welcome to Harriman State Park

Some of the best fly fishing waters in the nation flow through Harriman State Park.  Known for its beautiful scenery and wildlife, Harriman offers 22 miles of hiking, mountain biking and horseback  riding trails that slink through meadows, meander along river banks and through forests.

The park lies within a 16,000-acre wildlife refuge in the greater Yellowstone ecosystem. The Henrys Fork, one of the best fly fishing streams in the nation, meanders for eight miles through Harriman. 

Moose, elk and swans are a common at Harriman State Park.  So are moments of bliss for our visitors.  
Visitors can stay overnight in several facilities perfect for groups, conferences, weddings, retreats and learning. During the summer, tours of the historic buildings are offered.  During the winter, guests can enjoy nordic skiing and the Jones House warming hut, which is open on weekends and offers views of Henrys Fork and wildlife.  Be sure to check out the park's Facebook site for up-to-date information about what's happening in the park.

The Railroad Ranch was the full-time or part-time home of Roland and Gladys Harriman, ranch managers, cattle foremen and cowboys. Now it can be your part-time home, too. Follow the links below for more details on the various lodging opportunities in Harriman State Park.

Railroad Ranch Dormitory & Dining Hall

  • Groups of 15 to 40 can reserve the rustic log dormitory and original Railroad Ranch Cookhouse

Bunkhouse & Cookhouse

  • Bunkhouse accommodates up to 13 people

Laura Clarke Scovel Education Center

  • The Scovel Education Center is a group facility with 10 cabins and a conference center surrounding a court yard

Boys House

  • The Boys House is a completely renovated meeting room with river front views

Ranch Manager's House

  • This 4-bedroom fully furnished log home has a modern kitchen, a rustic knotty-pine living room with a stone fireplace and an enclosed sun porch. It's perfect for that once-in-a-lifetime fly-fishing vacation

Cattle Foreman's House

  • This is a beautifully furnished three-bedroom cabin located within the historic Railroad Ranch. A wood burning stove, complete kitchen, bunk beds, and two queen size beds make this historic cabin an incredibly comfortable way to enjoy Harriman State Park. 

Harriman Yurts

  • Two Mongolian-style domed tents are available near Silver Lake

 

 

 

Harriman Fees

 

Motor Vehicle Entry Fee

$5 per vehicle

Ranch Manager's House

$190 per night, plus $12 per night for each person over the minimum (minimum 4 people, maximum 8)

Cattle Foreman's House

$140 per night, plus $12 per night for each person over the minimum (minimum 4 people, maximum 6)

Railroad Ranch Dorm & Dining Hall

$180, plus $12 per night for each person over the minimum (minimum 15 people| maximum 40)

Bunkhouse & Cookhouse

$200 per night (maximum 13 people)

Scovel Education Center Cabins

$100 per night per cabin (minimum 5 cabins). Call park for reservations (208-558-7368)

Scovel Education Conference Center

Free with cabin rentals or $150 per day. Call park for reservations (208-558-7368)

Boys House Meeting Room

$80 per day | $50 half day. Call park for reservations (208-558-7368)

RESERVATIONS

1-888-9-CAMPID (888-922-6743)

For Scovel Center and Boys House Meeting Room call the park, 208-558-7368

Fees do not include sales tax

 

 

Mesa Falls

Mesa Falls Recreation Area is owned by the US Forest Service and co-managed by Harriman State Park.

Summer/Spring

Big Falls Inn, an interpretive building and store, is open from Memorial weekend to mid-September from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Don't miss Lower Mesa Falls, which is about a mile away.

Winter

In the winter, Scenic Byway 47 does not remain open to vehicles but is groomed for snowmobile traffic.The falls are only accessible by snowmobile or cross-country skies and visitors can park at Bear Gulch on Scenic Hwy 47 east of Ashton and ski or snowmobile the packed road 5 miles to Mesa Falls. Snowmobilers can also reach Mesa Falls from Hwy 20 via Scenic Byway 47, which is a 14-mile scenic ride. The Big Falls Inn is open on weekends from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. from the first week in January to the second week in March and you can go in and warm up by the fire. The trail down to the falls is very snow packed and icy and visitors should use extreme caution if attempting this scenic view. 

More information

 
 
 
 

Harriman Links and Events

Friends of Harriman State Park build a new fence in the park.

Become a Friend of Harriman State Parka citizen support group, which serves as a fund raising and volunteer partner for Harriman State Park. FHSP works in cooperation with the park to enhance and preserve the park's natural and cultural resources and visitor experience.FSHP is a project-driven group. With proceeds from the "Buy a Buck" campaign, the group has replaced the historic jack fence along highw
ay 20, produced the "Harriman Legacy" DVD, teamed up with Writers at Harriman, started anative plants garden at the Harriman Visitor Center. They have also written a number of grants for projects that will directly 
benefit Harriman State Park.
 
Writers at Harriman is a one week workshop for high school students held the first week of August every year.
 
Mountains and Strings is a chamber music camp held for kids in mid July.

 

See video

The Idaho State Parks Passport: Providing Savings for 2013!

When implemented, the Idaho State Parks Passport will allow Idaho motorists to check "Yes!" to support Idaho State Parks by agreeing to pay an additional $10 in conjunction with renewing their license plates through the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) and County Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) Offices.  The Passport sticker will allow participating Idahoans unlimited daytime entry to Idaho state parks, IDPR operated recreation areas and boating access sites. The Passport will also provide nightly discounts on camping.  

When you pay the additional $10 for your passport, you'll receive a sticker that will adhere to your motor vehicle.  The sticker will provide unlimited access to all 30 state parks for the entire registration year.  

Out-of-state guests will have a savings option too, with the purchase of an Idaho State Park Motor Vehicle Entry Fee (MVEF) Annual.

 

What Will $10 Buy You and Your Family?

  • Admittance to all 30 Idaho State Parks for a year
  • Nightly discounts on camping
  • Hundreds of miles of hiking, cycling, mountain biking and Nordic trails
  • Your favorite boat launches
  • Countless historical and cultural sites within your state parks

Good for Idaho, Good for Idahoans!

Idaho‘s State Park Passport is simply a sustainable way to pay for the maintenance and management of Idaho’s 30 cherished state parks.  For those Idahoans who choose to participate in the program, the Idaho State Parks Passport sticker will replace the $5 per motor vehicle entry fee currently in place at state parks while also providing nightly discounts on camping.  

Out of State Guests

Our out-of-state guests have savings options too! You can purchase a $40 Motor Vehicle Entry Fee (MVEF) Annual and receive access to all of Idaho's State Parks and nightly discounts on camping. MVEF Annuals can be purchased at any Idaho State Park and online.