With more than 60 percent of the state covered by forest and hundreds of miles of lakes and rivers to its name, Idaho is a recreational paradise. More than eight national forests blanket the state. Some 30 state parks are sprinkled throughout, offering the visitor a wide range of activities and attractions. Hiking, mountain biking, fishing, snowmobiling, skiing and snowboarding are among the most popular activities here, as well as scenic touring and wildlife viewing. With more than 16,000 miles of rivers and streams, Idaho is a top destination for whitewater rafting. Destinations such as Hells Canyon and Craters of the Moon National Monument attract thousands of visitors every year. A jet boat ride is a great way to experience the rugged Hells Canyon. Another great way to explore Idaho is by taking a tour. Find your ideal outdoor adventure in the Gem State.


Borah Peak, 12 662 feet
This page by provides pictures, links, geographical and historical information, location and more.
Community blog about climbing complete with photos and trip reports.


Regional Fishing Reports
This website is by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game. Find up to date information including stocking schedule, water levels at boat ramps and regulations. Use the Fishing Planner to find a stream to fish in.

Guides and Outfitters

Idaho Outfitters & Guides Association. PO Box 95, Boise, ID 83701. Phone: 208-342-1919; Toll-free: 1-800-49-IDAHO.

Idaho Fish 'n' Hunt
On-line fishing and hunting information "about Idaho, from Idaho, by Idahoans". Idaho Fish 'n' Hunt
On-line fishing and hunting information "about Idaho, from Idaho, by Idahoans".

Idaho Outdoor Guided Adventures (IOGA)
Home page for the Idaho Outfitters & Guides Association. Listings for over 400 outfitters and guides and related services.


Hike to the Plowboy Campground at Upper Priest Lake

Idaho Hiking and Hot Springs

Idaho Native Plant Society
The Society seeks to foster the understanding and appreciation of Idaho's native flora and to preserve this rich heritage for future generations. Local chapters conduct field trips.

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