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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 hours:  Daily 9-5pm.  (As staffing permits)

Summer hours:  Daily 8-5pm.  (As staffing permits)

Fall and Spring: Tues to Sat 8-3pm.  (As staffing permits)

 
Amenities
Flush toilets, picnic areas, meetings and overnight rental facilities
 
Summer Activities
Fly fishing, horseback riding, hiking, historic Railroad Ranch tours
 
Dry Ridge Outfitters Horseback Rides
One and 2-hour, or half-day trail rides are available from June 1 through October 31.  With advance reservations, educational field trips and special rides for handicapped guests can be scheduled.  Call Dry Ridge Outfitters at (208) 558-RIDE (7433)
 
Unique Overnight Retreats
Dorms, bunkhouse, Scovel Center, cabins, yurts
 
Groups
Group dorms, kitchens, meeting and conference rooms, cabins
 
Winter Activities
A premier Nordic ski area with over 24-miles of groomed trails for skate and classic skiing, snowshoeing and fat bike riding
 
Trails
Hike, bike, horse, Nordic, snowshoe, fat bike trails
 
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
Henrys Fork of the Snake River, Henrys Lake State Park, Mesa Falls Recreation Area, Mesa Falls Scenic Byway (Idaho Highway 47), Big Springs Nature Trail, golf, Snowmobile trails, Yellowstone National Park
 
WiFi
WiFi is available at the Ranch Manager's House, Cattle Foreman's House, Bunkhouse, Cookhouse, Boys House, Scovel Center, Dormitory, Ranchview Parking Lot, Visitor Center and the Dry Ridge Outfitters concession.
 
Pets
During winter, dogs and their owners are encouraged to use the Harriman Hounds Trail, which can be accessed via the Visitor Center parking lot.  Other than on the Harriman Hounds Trail, pets are allowed in the parking lot only and must be on a 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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Harriman State Park: Ranch.  Refuge.  Retreat.

Harriman State Park lies within a 16,000-acre wildlife refuge in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.  Known for its beautiful scenery and wildlife, Harriman State Park offers 22-miles of hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding trails that slink through meadows, meander along river banks and through lush evergreen forests.  Some of the best fly fishing waters in the nation flow through 8 miles of Harriman State Park, known by anglers the world over as “the Ranch.”  Moose, elk and Trumpeter swans, the world’s largest waterfowl species, are a common sight at Harriman. 

Visitors can stay overnight in Harriman’s unique overnight facilities, such as the rustic Yurts or Ranch Manager’s House.  Harriman’s rental facilities are perfect for family events, weddings, retreats and learning conferences.  During the summer, tours of the historic Railroad Ranch buildings and interpretive nature programs are offered on weekends and holidays by our knowledgeable park rangers.  Winter activities include over 24 miles of groomed Nordic skiing trails, snowshoeing, and fat biking.  The historic Jones House serves as a warming hut on weekends, offering views of Henrys Fork and its wintering wildlife.  

Be sure to check out Harriman State Park on Facebook for up-to-date information about what's happening at 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

 

 


Fat Bikes at Harriman

At Harriman State Park, biking is a year round sport –and Fat Bike riders can now enjoy access to 24 miles of groomed Nordic trails.  With fatter tires that provide traction in snowy conditions, Fat Bikes can ride groomed trails with ease, giving people of all skill levels a new way to explore the park.  With Harriman’s established winter grooming program and unique overnight rental facilities, adding Fatbikes to the park’s recreation experience is a great fit.  Welcoming Fat Bikes into the park has had many benefits, such as the creation of new and unique recreation experiences and opportunities, continued access to recreational trails, and having drawn new user groups to the park.  These benefits not only accomplish many goals of the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreations’ Strategic Plan, but will generate revenue to help make Harriman a self-sustaining park that continues to offer exciting and diverse recreation opportunities.  In addition to the daily Motor Vehicle Entry Fee of $5, riders are charged a $5 per day Winter Access Fee, which supports Harriman’s trail grooming program.

Fat Bike Etiquette

Fat Bike riders are the new users on the trails; here are a few tips to keep in mind when riding:

  • Please respect others. Bikes yield to all other users. Downhill users yield to uphill users. Stop completely and step off the trail.
  • Please have a minimum width of 3.7-inch diameter tires with pressure of 5 P.S.I. or less.
  • Trails Conditions– Ride on the most firm part of the track.  Do not ride in soft snow conditions; if you leave a rut deeper than 1 inch, it’s too soft.
  • Please be prepared before venturing out.  Check local weather and road reports.
  • Dress in layers and bring a headlight if planning on riding into dusk.
  • Spread the word about Fat Biking, make it fun, keep it safe.
  • Be an ambassador for the sport – stay polite, educate other bikers, discourage bad behavior, follow the rules, and we’ll all have a good time this winter.
  • Please remember to pay your entrance and use fees.  Passes are available at the Visitor Center: Daily Winter Access Fee: $5  / Motor Vehicle Entry Fee: $5
  • Grooming operations are planned for two days a week (Monday and Friday evenings), weather and snow permitting.  Trail junctions are marked with a map and intersection number.
  • This is Harriman State Park’s first winter season building Fat Bike trails; please share your comments and suggestions to help us improve your recreation experience.

For more information, please contact Harriman State Park at 208-558-7368 or har@idpr.idaho.gov.


 

Harriman Fees

 

Motor Vehicle Entry Fee
 

Winter Access Fee

 

$5 per vehicle
   

Daily: $5 per person, Season Pass:  $35 Individual, $50 Per Couple, $75 Per Family

(Winter Access Fees are charged in addition to your Motor Vehicle Entry Fees)

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

 

 



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.

 


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

 
 
 
 

See video

The Idaho State Parks Passport: Your State Park Saving Option!

The Idaho State Parks Passport allows Idaho motorists 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 allows 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
  • 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 State Park Pasture Lease

The Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation is offering 585-acres for cattle grazing at Harriman State Park – East Harriman Unit.  The East Harriman Unit is a partly irrigated pasture.  Up to 400 AUMs and no less than 100 AUMs may be turned out on the East pasture. Turn in will be on or after June 5 and turn out no later than August 31 of each year, for the duration of the lease.  Dates may vary due to forage availability.

This lease is for four years with the option to renew for an additional five years.  Lessee is required to carry commercial general liability, automobile, and workers’ compensation insurance. Lessee will be responsible to pay all property taxes, 59% of fees associated with a corresponding Idaho Department of Lands lease, along with preliminary and routine maintenance on fences, ditches and facilities which pertain to livestock. Repairs must be completed and inspected prior to turnout.  Bidders must be familiar with the lease provisions prior to bid; copies of the lease are available upon request.

An open public bid auction will take place at: Harriman State Park, 3489 Green Canyon Rd, Island Park, ID 83429 @ 10:00 AM, March 30, 2015, in the Dining Hall. Bidders must appear in person, or by proxy, to bid in the public auction process. A proxy must be authorized, in writing, by the lease applicant prior to the start of the auction. Qualified bidders must also sign, and submit, a “Lease Provisions/Terms Acceptance” form. Bids will be based on an amount per AUM, and a starting bid of $10.00/AUM, with bid increments of $0.25 cents being set.

Bid Forms

Standard Grazing Lease

Lease Terms Acceptance Form

Additional Information

Contact Harriman State Park Management for additional information:

John Sullivan – Park Manager at (208) 558-7368

Bert Mecham –Assistant Park Manager at (208)558-7368

 
 
 

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 hours:  Daily 9-5pm.  (As staffing permits)

Summer hours:  Daily 8-5pm.  (As staffing permits)

Fall and Spring: Tues to Sat 8-3pm.  (As staffing permits)

 
Amenities
Flush toilets, picnic areas, meetings and overnight rental facilities
 
Summer Activities
Fly fishing, horseback riding, hiking, historic Railroad Ranch tours
 
Dry Ridge Outfitters Horseback Rides
One and 2-hour, or half-day trail rides are available from June 1 through October 31.  With advance reservations, educational field trips and special rides for handicapped guests can be scheduled.  Call Dry Ridge Outfitters at (208) 558-RIDE (7433)
 
Unique Overnight Retreats
Dorms, bunkhouse, Scovel Center, cabins, yurts
 
Groups
Group dorms, kitchens, meeting and conference rooms, cabins
 
Winter Activities
A premier Nordic ski area with over 24-miles of groomed trails for skate and classic skiing, snowshoeing and fat bike riding
 
Trails
Hike, bike, horse, Nordic, snowshoe, fat bike trails
 
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
Henrys Fork of the Snake River, Henrys Lake State Park, Mesa Falls Recreation Area, Mesa Falls Scenic Byway (Idaho Highway 47), Big Springs Nature Trail, golf, Snowmobile trails, Yellowstone National Park
 
WiFi
WiFi is available at the Ranch Manager's House, Cattle Foreman's House, Bunkhouse, Cookhouse, Boys House, Scovel Center, Dormitory, Ranchview Parking Lot, Visitor Center and the Dry Ridge Outfitters concession.
 
Pets
During winter, dogs and their owners are encouraged to use the Harriman Hounds Trail, which can be accessed via the Visitor Center parking lot.  Other than on the Harriman Hounds Trail, pets are allowed in the parking lot only and must be on a 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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Harriman State Park: Ranch.  Refuge.  Retreat.

Harriman State Park lies within a 16,000-acre wildlife refuge in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.  Known for its beautiful scenery and wildlife, Harriman State Park offers 22-miles of hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding trails that slink through meadows, meander along river banks and through lush evergreen forests.  Some of the best fly fishing waters in the nation flow through 8 miles of Harriman State Park, known by anglers the world over as “the Ranch.”  Moose, elk and Trumpeter swans, the world’s largest waterfowl species, are a common sight at Harriman. 

Visitors can stay overnight in Harriman’s unique overnight facilities, such as the rustic Yurts or Ranch Manager’s House.  Harriman’s rental facilities are perfect for family events, weddings, retreats and learning conferences.  During the summer, tours of the historic Railroad Ranch buildings and interpretive nature programs are offered on weekends and holidays by our knowledgeable park rangers.  Winter activities include over 24 miles of groomed Nordic skiing trails, snowshoeing, and fat biking.  The historic Jones House serves as a warming hut on weekends, offering views of Henrys Fork and its wintering wildlife.  

Be sure to check out Harriman State Park on Facebook for up-to-date information about what's happening at 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

 

 

Fat Bikes at Harriman

At Harriman State Park, biking is a year round sport –and Fat Bike riders can now enjoy access to 24 miles of groomed Nordic trails.  With fatter tires that provide traction in snowy conditions, Fat Bikes can ride groomed trails with ease, giving people of all skill levels a new way to explore the park.  With Harriman’s established winter grooming program and unique overnight rental facilities, adding Fatbikes to the park’s recreation experience is a great fit.  Welcoming Fat Bikes into the park has had many benefits, such as the creation of new and unique recreation experiences and opportunities, continued access to recreational trails, and having drawn new user groups to the park.  These benefits not only accomplish many goals of the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreations’ Strategic Plan, but will generate revenue to help make Harriman a self-sustaining park that continues to offer exciting and diverse recreation opportunities.  In addition to the daily Motor Vehicle Entry Fee of $5, riders are charged a $5 per day Winter Access Fee, which supports Harriman’s trail grooming program.

Fat Bike Etiquette

Fat Bike riders are the new users on the trails; here are a few tips to keep in mind when riding:

  • Please respect others. Bikes yield to all other users. Downhill users yield to uphill users. Stop completely and step off the trail.
  • Please have a minimum width of 3.7-inch diameter tires with pressure of 5 P.S.I. or less.
  • Trails Conditions– Ride on the most firm part of the track.  Do not ride in soft snow conditions; if you leave a rut deeper than 1 inch, it’s too soft.
  • Please be prepared before venturing out.  Check local weather and road reports.
  • Dress in layers and bring a headlight if planning on riding into dusk.
  • Spread the word about Fat Biking, make it fun, keep it safe.
  • Be an ambassador for the sport – stay polite, educate other bikers, discourage bad behavior, follow the rules, and we’ll all have a good time this winter.
  • Please remember to pay your entrance and use fees.  Passes are available at the Visitor Center: Daily Winter Access Fee: $5  / Motor Vehicle Entry Fee: $5
  • Grooming operations are planned for two days a week (Monday and Friday evenings), weather and snow permitting.  Trail junctions are marked with a map and intersection number.
  • This is Harriman State Park’s first winter season building Fat Bike trails; please share your comments and suggestions to help us improve your recreation experience.

For more information, please contact Harriman State Park at 208-558-7368 or har@idpr.idaho.gov.

 

Harriman Fees

 

Motor Vehicle Entry Fee
 

Winter Access Fee

 

$5 per vehicle
   

Daily: $5 per person, Season Pass:  $35 Individual, $50 Per Couple, $75 Per Family

(Winter Access Fees are charged in addition to your Motor Vehicle Entry Fees)

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

 

 

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.

 

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

 
 
 
 

See video

The Idaho State Parks Passport: Your State Park Saving Option!

The Idaho State Parks Passport allows Idaho motorists 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 allows 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
  • 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 State Park Pasture Lease

The Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation is offering 585-acres for cattle grazing at Harriman State Park – East Harriman Unit.  The East Harriman Unit is a partly irrigated pasture.  Up to 400 AUMs and no less than 100 AUMs may be turned out on the East pasture. Turn in will be on or after June 5 and turn out no later than August 31 of each year, for the duration of the lease.  Dates may vary due to forage availability.

This lease is for four years with the option to renew for an additional five years.  Lessee is required to carry commercial general liability, automobile, and workers’ compensation insurance. Lessee will be responsible to pay all property taxes, 59% of fees associated with a corresponding Idaho Department of Lands lease, along with preliminary and routine maintenance on fences, ditches and facilities which pertain to livestock. Repairs must be completed and inspected prior to turnout.  Bidders must be familiar with the lease provisions prior to bid; copies of the lease are available upon request.

An open public bid auction will take place at: Harriman State Park, 3489 Green Canyon Rd, Island Park, ID 83429 @ 10:00 AM, March 30, 2015, in the Dining Hall. Bidders must appear in person, or by proxy, to bid in the public auction process. A proxy must be authorized, in writing, by the lease applicant prior to the start of the auction. Qualified bidders must also sign, and submit, a “Lease Provisions/Terms Acceptance” form. Bids will be based on an amount per AUM, and a starting bid of $10.00/AUM, with bid increments of $0.25 cents being set.

Bid Forms

Standard Grazing Lease

Lease Terms Acceptance Form

Additional Information

Contact Harriman State Park Management for additional information:

John Sullivan – Park Manager at (208) 558-7368

Bert Mecham –Assistant Park Manager at (208)558-7368