If you are looking for an amazing outdoor experience, try an R.V. or tent-camping vacation to beautiful Farragut State Park. Located 30 miles north of Coeur d’Alene, this 4,000 acre gem is situated on the shores of Lake Pend Oreille, Idaho’s largest lake. Farragut offers the traditional recreational opportunities of picnicing, boating, swimming, hiking, and camping and has some unique activities such as disc golf, a model airplane flying field, the Naval Training Center museum and an orienteering course. Silverwood Theme Park and Boulder Beach Water Park are only 7 short miles away.
First stop must be the visitors center where you can pick up trail maps, travel guides, campground information and registration. There are natural history and park displays as well as a gift shop with souvenir items and snacks.
Farragut offers over 40 miles of hiking and mountain bike trails. Try hiking the Highpoint trail to Scout trail and up Bernard Peak to look back across the lake at the park. Bernard Peak is famous for viewing mountain goats that live on it’s rocky face.
Visit the Museum at the Brig and meet Mack, the “rite of passage” artwork located in Memorial Plaza. This museum houses the U.S. Farragut Naval Training Station’s collection of memorabilia including two restored vehicles on display in the courtyard.
Play the 18 hole Wreckreator or North Star professional level disc golf courses or the Whole Nine Yards course offering 9 holes for beginners and young children.
The model airplane flying field is usually buzzing with kids and adults flying remote planes and helicopters.
Swimming anywhere along the shoreline of Lake Pend Oreille is refreshing, but the Beaver Bay Beach offers a unique horseshoe- shaped protected beach and swimming area perfect for younger children.
A park Naturalist is on staff implementing programs such as trail hikes, junior rangers, evening campfires and films in the Brig theatre on history and geology.
And don’t forget our abundant wildlife that lives in Farragut and the surrounding forests. Be watchful for deer, black bear, coyotes, bobcats, owls, hawks, hummingbirds, ducks and mountain bluebirds. If you look carefully, you will also spot mountain goats clinging to the cliffs across the bay. Lake Pend Oreille is a haven for a wide variety of fish such as rainbow trout, lake trout, perch, crappie, bas, whitefish and kokanee.
Farragut offers cabin rentals, full hook-up sites for R.V.’s as well as comfortable tent sites and all with modern facilities and hot showers. TMI Tours can help you plan a great outdoor vacation with an R.V. delivered and set up at the park, ready for you to arrive. For information and reservations please call Rhonda or Linda a 1-800-975-7775 or email us at [email protected]