Get the Whole Gang Together for a Fun Family Adventure
Temperatures are finally beginning to heat up here in the Treasure Valley, and that beautiful Spring sunshine never fails to draw me outside! My family loves the outdoors and we love to eat, so a spring picnic is the perfect way for us to spend quality time together.
If you’re new to the area or just searching for some fresh ideas for your next family adventure, you’re in luck – Idaho offers so many fabulous picnic places to choose from! From tranquil lakefront scenery to dramatic mountain vistas, here are ten great Idaho picnic spots to consider for your next jaunt. Some might require a bit of a drive, but they are so worth it. Take a look!
- Harriman State Park
- 3489 Green Canyon Road | Island Park, ID 83429
Once a cattle ranch and private retreat for the Harriman and Guggenheim families, this is a restful place to spread your blanket for a serene Spring outing
- City of Rocks National Reserve
3035 Elba-Almo Road | Almo, ID 83312
Towering granite pinnacles and gorgeous views make this scenic locale a terrific choice for your back-country adventure.
- Eagle Island State Park
165 S. Eagle Island Pkway | Eagle, ID 83616
At Eagle Island, you’ll find broad stretches of lush grass, huge shade trees, a swimming beach, and miles of hiking trails.
- Ponderosa State Park
190 N. Davis Avenue | McCall, ID 83638
Beautiful Payette Lake provides a peaceful backdrop for your picnic outing.
- Heyburn State Park
57 Chatcolet Road | Plummer, ID 83851
Soaring Ponderosa pines, placid waters, and flower-filled meadows grace the Pacific Northwest’s oldest park!
- Ann Morrison Park
1000 S. Americana Blvd. | Boise, ID 83706
This 153-acre park is made for family fun! Along with a reservable picnic pavilion, it boasts bocce courts, disc golf course, horseshoe pits, sand volleyball, kids’ playground, and so much more!
- Shoshone Falls Park
4155 Shoshone Falls Grade Road | Twin Falls, ID 83301
Spring is the peak season for viewing this spectacular waterfall canyon, known as the “Niagara of the West.”
- Land of the Yankee Fork State Park
24424 Highway 75 | Challis, ID 83226
Rich with Idaho’s frontier and mining history, this state park offers scenic views of Idaho’s tallest mountain range.
- Idler’s Rest Nature Preserve
1187 Idler’s Rest Road | Moscow, ID 83843
This peaceful, wooded locale is an ideal picnic getaway for nature lovers and hiking enthusiasts!
- Idaho Falls River Walk
Broadway and River Park Way | Idaho Falls, ID 83402
Spanning five miles on both sides of the Snake River, this beautiful, tree-lined path makes it easy to walk off your picnic lunch!
I hope all these terrific Idaho picnic destinations inspire you to get outside and enjoy some sunshine with your family in the weeks to come – Happy Spring adventuring!