Idaho state parks - a beautiful place to play and stay!

Winchester Lake Snapshot

Location
38 miles S of Lewiston, ID
138 miles S of Spokane, WA
234 miles N of Boise, ID
 
Acreage
418
 
Elevation
3,900
 
Open
Year-round for day use, yurts and standard campsites. The restroom, showers, dump station and all serviced sites are winterized (water and power off) the first week in October. We begin opening those back up the first week in May. Vault toilets are available during the winter.
 
Overnight
46 serviced, 22 standard,  3 ADA campsites, 4 yurts (1 ADA). Reservations can be made for Memorial Day through Labor Day for campsites and year-round for yurts.
 
Amenities
Flush toilets and showers during the summer season, electricity. There is a dump station in the nearby town of Winchester
 
Boating
Dock, ramp, electric motor boats only 
 
Activities
Camp, picnic, hike, cycle, mountain bike, fish, boat, playground, wildlife and wildflower vewing, snowshoe, Nordic, ice skating, ice fishing
 
Groups
Shelter, ampitheatre, camp, yurts
 
Winter
Nordic, snowshoe, ice fishing, ice skating
 
Trails
Hike, bike, Nordic
 
Wildlife
Rainbow trout, perch, tiger muskie, bass, blue gill, white-tailed deer, muskrats, bald eagles
 
Learn
Guided walks, programs, Wolf Education and Research Center
 
Nearby
Wolf Education and Research Center, Nez Perce National Historical Park, Museum of Winchester History, Historical Museum of St. Gertrude.
 
Rent or buy
Canoes for rent when the water temp is 58 degrees or above
 
WiFi
Yes, all campgrounds and the visitor center
 
GPS coordinates
Lat  4246.23667 |  Long  -116.62944
 
Pets
Yes in park on leash
No in yurts
 
 
 

The most popular activity at Winchester Lake is fishing for rainbow trout, which are planted regularly by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game. Fishing for perch, tiger muskie, bass and blue gill is also popular. The lake provides excellent nutrients and supports large populations of all four species. Small boats are allowed; gasoline engines are not.

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Welcome to Winchester Lake State Park

Winchester Lake State Park is a popular spot if you enjoy fishing for rainbow trout, hiking, or meandering in a rented canoe in the summer or cross country skiing, ice skating or ice fishing during the winter.  Visit the Wolf Education Center near the park entrance and observe wolves in a near-natural habitat.
 
If you spend the night in our deluxe yurt, feel free to use the bicycles or canoe that come with it and take a spin around the lake.  Or stay in one of several peaceful campsites with a beautiful view of the lake and Craig Mountain. 

Winchester Lake Park Fees
 

Motor Vehicle Entry Fee

$5 per vehicle

Serviced camp site

$22-$38 per night

Standard camp site

$14 per night

Yurts

$50-$65 per night

Fees do not include sales tax

 

 


Winchester Lake State Park

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Winchester State Park, Winchester, ID 83555

 

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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.

 

Winchester Lake Snapshot

Location
38 miles S of Lewiston, ID
138 miles S of Spokane, WA
234 miles N of Boise, ID
 
Acreage
418
 
Elevation
3,900
 
Open
Year-round for day use, yurts and standard campsites. The restroom, showers, dump station and all serviced sites are winterized (water and power off) the first week in October. We begin opening those back up the first week in May. Vault toilets are available during the winter.
 
Overnight
46 serviced, 22 standard,  3 ADA campsites, 4 yurts (1 ADA). Reservations can be made for Memorial Day through Labor Day for campsites and year-round for yurts.
 
Amenities
Flush toilets and showers during the summer season, electricity. There is a dump station in the nearby town of Winchester
 
Boating
Dock, ramp, electric motor boats only 
 
Activities
Camp, picnic, hike, cycle, mountain bike, fish, boat, playground, wildlife and wildflower vewing, snowshoe, Nordic, ice skating, ice fishing
 
Groups
Shelter, ampitheatre, camp, yurts
 
Winter
Nordic, snowshoe, ice fishing, ice skating
 
Trails
Hike, bike, Nordic
 
Wildlife
Rainbow trout, perch, tiger muskie, bass, blue gill, white-tailed deer, muskrats, bald eagles
 
Learn
Guided walks, programs, Wolf Education and Research Center
 
Nearby
Wolf Education and Research Center, Nez Perce National Historical Park, Museum of Winchester History, Historical Museum of St. Gertrude.
 
Rent or buy
Canoes for rent when the water temp is 58 degrees or above
 
WiFi
Yes, all campgrounds and the visitor center
 
GPS coordinates
Lat  4246.23667 |  Long  -116.62944
 
Pets
Yes in park on leash
No in yurts
 
 
 

The most popular activity at Winchester Lake is fishing for rainbow trout, which are planted regularly by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game. Fishing for perch, tiger muskie, bass and blue gill is also popular. The lake provides excellent nutrients and supports large populations of all four species. Small boats are allowed; gasoline engines are not.

See all Winchester events

Welcome to Winchester Lake State Park

Winchester Lake State Park is a popular spot if you enjoy fishing for rainbow trout, hiking, or meandering in a rented canoe in the summer or cross country skiing, ice skating or ice fishing during the winter.  Visit the Wolf Education Center near the park entrance and observe wolves in a near-natural habitat.
 
If you spend the night in our deluxe yurt, feel free to use the bicycles or canoe that come with it and take a spin around the lake.  Or stay in one of several peaceful campsites with a beautiful view of the lake and Craig Mountain. 

Winchester Lake Park Fees
 

Motor Vehicle Entry Fee

$5 per vehicle

Serviced camp site

$22-$38 per night

Standard camp site

$14 per night

Yurts

$50-$65 per night

Fees do not include sales tax

 

 

Winchester Lake State Park

Javascript is required to view this map.
Winchester State Park, Winchester, ID 83555

 

Download Winchester Park Maps

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.