Heyburn State Park
57 Chatcolet Lower Rd
Plummer, ID 83851
About Heyburn State Park
Heyburn State Park is the oldest park in the Pacific Northwest, founded in 1908, and covers an area of more than 4,500 square kilometers. The park includes the shady St. Joe River, which winds along its eastern border, as well as a number of other rivers, streams, lakes and streams.
Heyburn is a natural park with a variety of habitats and a wealth of natural and cultural history. In the 1930s, the park was a warehouse for the Civil Protection Corps, and the hard-working workers built many of its buildings. Although the area is a park in itself, it is part of the Coeur d'Alene National Forest, a national park within the US Forest Service.
Large, tall Ponderosa pines rise on grassy, wildflower-covered slopes, and there are wetlands and swamps on the edge of the lake. The original inhabitants of this area, now called Heyburn State Park, were Alene Indians.
An ideal camping spot is near the shores of Heyburn Lake, the state's largest lake and one of Oregon's most popular campgrounds.
Heyburn State Park was established on 20 April 1908 by an act of Congress in Coeur d'Alene and awarded to the state by a deed signed by President William Howard Taft. The park was named after the city's former mayor, John Hey Burner, and his wife Elizabeth. Then as now, the lake offers a great variety of fish, swamps are rich in waterfowl, densely wooded slopes and open meadows are habitats for birds of prey such as ducks, geese, turkeys, owls and other birds, as well as a great variety of mammals.
Much of the early construction work was carried out by the American Civil Liberties Union (CCC) and the US Army Corps of Engineers. From 1934 onwards, members of the SP-1 camps built their own campsites, and many of these facilities are still used today, a proud legacy of the CCCC.
The two-bedroom cottages can accommodate eight people and are equipped with kitchen and furniture, but guests must bring their own bed linen. A bed and linen and toiletries are required, and each two-bedroom cottage has a furnished kitchen with furniture.
Each campsite has access to central water, showers and toilets, and amenities include individual campsites with electricity, water and sewage. Amenities such as fireplace, picnic tables and picnic benches are available all year round, as are toilets.
The campsites at Benewah Campground are available to anyone who comes first, is served first and cannot be reserved. All campsites must comply with state regulations, such as toilets, fireplaces, showers and toilets.
The campsites at Benewah Campground are available to anyone who comes first, is served first and cannot be reserved. Reservations are possible online or by telephone, reservations can be made online, by phone at 1 - 888 - 743 - 4357 or in person at the park office.
Each campsite has access to central water, showers and toilets, and amenities include individual campsites with electricity, water and sewage.
Hawleys Landing Campground is open to all without reservation and weather permitting. Camping is possible on the main campsites of the park, on the beach and on some other trails in the state.
For groups who wish to book multiple seats with seven or more seats, Hawley Landing and Chatcolet Campgrounds are also available. Make sure to reserve Hawleys Landing Campground for $10 per person or $20 per group of up to seven people.
You can cycle or run directly from Heyburn State Park, or take the 3100 foot bridge and floor slide and walk, walk, bike, hike or bike directly to the park.
Bicycle rentals for adults and children are available in the park, and soft sounds are easy to find for pretty much everyone.
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