What to do in Farragut State Park

*Note: All information presented is non-seasonal, as per the wishes of the State of Idaho.

Farragut State Park is situated at the foot of the Coeur d'Alene Mountains in the Bitterroot Range. This four-season vacationer's paradise awaits you with scenic mountains, pristine forests, abundant wildlife, and the crystal clear, azure waters of the largest lake in Idaho, Pend Oreille (pond uh-ray). Lake Pend Oreille, with its 1,150-foot depths, is spectacular, offering trophy fishing, sailing, swimming and wide-open water-skiing.

You can RV, tent camp or rent a cabin at Farragut. Individual site reservations are available up to 90 days in advance of your arrival date online or by calling 208-683-2425.

A diverse biological community exists in this scenic forest setting of lodgepole pine, ponderosa pine, white pine, Douglas fir, poplar, western larch and grand fir. The forests are home to whitetail deer, squirrels, black bears, coyotes and bobcats. Common birds include owls, hummingbirds, hawks, woodpeckers, ducks and Idaho's state bird, the mountain bluebird. The world-record kamloops (37 pounds) was caught in Lake Pend Oreille. The lake provides rainbow trout, lake trout, perch, crappie, bass and whitefish.

Recreation
Cross-country ski on groomed trails in the winter, walk for miles along the rocky lakeshore, snuggle up in front of a crackling campfire or search the steep mountainsides with binoculars for the elusive snow-white mountain goat. Our amphitheater and spacious group-activity facilities can accommodate large outdoor gatherings as well as intimate family reunions. Group campsites and day-use shelters can be reserved 11 months in advance.

Because of its size and variety of available activities, Farragut has hosted many large gatherings. These included the National Girl Scout Roundup in 1965, the World Boy Scout Jamboree in 1967 and the National Boy Scout Jamborees of 1969 and 1973. The park has also hosted tens of thousands of Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts for regional outings and campouts over the years.

Location
Four miles east of Athol on State Highway 54, near Bayview

Climate
The climate in Idaho varies with the elevation. The bottom of Hell's Canyon, Boise and other locations at low elevations receive hot summer weather. Temperatures at these elevations often reach 90 degrees or more during the summer months. At the same time the mountains will get mild temperatures with cool nights. Winters are just as extreme with the mountains experiencing extreme conditions and temperatures. An average of 500 inches of snow falls on the Idaho highlands. Temperatures are known to dip below zero degrees F on many winter nights. The lower elevations enjoy a more mild winter season with less precipitation than the mountains. The sun is a constant throughout the year. Be sure to wear sunscreen and layered clothing in Idaho's unpredictable weather.

Address
13400 East Ranger Road
Athol, ID 83801

Phone: 208-683-2425

Fax: 208-683-7416

Email: far@idpr.state.id.us
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