Local Area Attractions
The Island Park, Idaho area is teaming with both summer and winter activities. From our famous Island Park snowmobiling, cross country skiing and snowshoeing to our renown Island Park, Idaho fishing, horseback riding, mountain biking and scenic walking, you may not want your days here to ever end.
Of course you will want to check out our Island Park Cabins or perhaps our Yellowstone Cabins as your base of operations. Be sure to book fairly early as Island Park Vacation Rentals are increasingly high in demand due to Island Park's proximity to Yellowstone National Park. You can reserve up to 3 years in advance to secure your perfect lodging getaway.
Yellowstone National Park
Established in 1872, Yellowstone National Park is America's first national park. Located in Wyoming, Montana and Idaho, it is home to a large variety of wildlife including grizzly bears, wolves, bison, and elk. Preserved within Yellowstone National Park are Old Faithful and a collection of the world's most extraordinary geysers and hot springs, and the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.
Virginia City, Montana
The history of Virginia City, Montana is important to the State of Montana and to its residents because Virginia City was the birthplace of Montana and the cradle of much Montana and United States History. The history of Virginia City, Montana is important to the entire United States because strategic events were worked out in Virginia City during the Civil War.
John Sack Cabin
John Sack Cabin is located at Big Springs, five miles east of Mack's Inn on Highway 20 in Island Park, Idaho. The cabin can be reached via a short, paved walking path starting in the campground at Big Springs. The cabin's unique location, construction, and furnishings provide for an interesting visit.
Big Springs is one of the headwaters of the Snake River. Located in Island Park, Idaho, this large springs gushes forth large volumes of crystal clear water. Big Springs is known for two things. First, the large trout that are visible from the bridge. Visitors love to feed the fish. Second, for John Sack Cabin.
Earthquake Lake 'Quake Lake'
On August 17, 1959 at 11:37pm several faults in the Madison River Area moved at the same time causing an earth quake that triggered a massive landslide. The slide moved at 100 miles per hour and happened in less than one minute. Over 80 million tons of rock crashed into the narrow canyon, burying and open meadow where some campers had stopped for the night. The landslide completely blocked the Madison River and caused it to form Earthquake Lake.
Mesa Falls, Island Park Idaho
Beginning in gently rolling farmlands, dipping into a tumultuous river confluence, and traveling over the rim of the nation's largest volcanic caldera, Mesa Falls Scenic Byway takes you through some of southeastern Idaho's most compelling scenery. In addition to enjoying breathtaking vistas along the route, devotees of intermountain recreation find countless activities to indulge their passions on the route's 27 miles. Originally a popular path to Yellowstone National Park, the byway offers plenty of reasons to justify a trip in itself.
From Ashton, ID, take State Rt. 47 east 5.3 miles to Yellowstone National Park/Cave Falls sign. Turn right at sign and go 18.3 miles to campground sign. Turn right at sign into campground.
NOTE: After 5.9 miles, the access road enters Targhee National Forest and becomes Forest Rt. 582 with gravel surface. After 16.7 miles, the road becomes paved again upon entering Wyoming. Overall, access to the campground is on RV friendly roads.
White Water Rafting, Island Park Idaho
Daily whitewater rafting adventures or scenic floats. The closest rafting to West Yellowstone and Old Faithful, we are located perfectly for those visiting Yellowstone National Park, Big Sky and Bozeman, Montana. Come experience the best!
Yellowstone IMAX Theater, West Yellowtone, MT
Located at the west entrance of the Yellowstone National Park, the Yellowstone Imax Theatre is a 'must see' on your travel itinerary.
Far more than just a theatre, the Yellowstone IMAX Theatre offers a rare educational opportunity through the stunning IMAX film 'Yellowstone'