Island Park Idaho
(Near the West Entrance to Yellowstone Park)
Island Park Idaho... Henry's Fork of the Snake River.
Island Park Idaho
Island Park Idaho probably has the longest main street in the world....it's over 33 miles long!
Island Park Idaho is only 15 miles from the west entrance of Yellowstone National Park, and is a very popular place for visitors to enjoy the great outdoors in and around the Yellowstone Park area.
The town of Island Park is only about 500 feet wide but is 33 miles long! Their claim to fame is that they have "The Longest Main Street in the World!", as well as some of the best outdoor recreation in the country.
There are a good number of motels, lodges, campgrounds and vacation rentals throughout the Island Park Area to accommodate all the visitors who come to enjoy the area during their vacation to Yellowstone National Park.
Island Park is a wonderful area to explore, and is conveniently located only 15 miles from the west entrance to Yellowstone Park and the town of West Yellowstone Montana.
One of the most popular activities in and around Island Park Idaho is trout fishing.
Henry's Fork of the Snake River runs right through the town, and is a world famous blue ribbon trout stream.
And just northwest of Island Park is Henry's Lake, which is teeming with trout. To help you learn how to fish these amazing waters, there are several fishing guides and lodges in the Island Park area.
We've done a lot of fishing here and have enjoyed it tremendously. Henry's Lake has a variety of trout, including cutthroat trout and rainbow trout. And there is also a hybrid trout that is a cross between a cutthroat and a rainbow that are a blast to catch! Henry's Lake is a wonderful lake that is really fun to fish on.
Island Park Idaho near Yellowstone National Park gets about 9 feet of snow each winter, which makes this area one of the leading snowmobile destinations in the country.
Island Park Idaho gets about 9 feet of snow each winter, which makes this area an absolute winter wonderland. There are about 500 miles of groomed trails, and endless off-trail powder you and your family can enjoy. And when you combine these 500 miles of groomed trails with West Yellowstone's 1,000 miles of groomed trails, now that's called "Snowmobile Heaven". And what's so great about this trail system is that West Yellowstone Montana and Island Park are hooked together by trails, making it the best snowmobiling on earth.
Floating the Henry's Fork of the Snake River at Island Park Idaho is an extremely popular activity during the summer months for Yellowstone National Park vacationers.
Henry's Fork of the Snake River, which runs directly through Island Park Idaho, is one of the best and relaxing river floats we've ever been on.
You can rent rafts and canoes from various businesses throughout Island Park Idaho, and float one of the prettiest rivers in the west!
The most popular float begins near Big Spring, and ends up at the big bridge along the main highway.
Henry's Lake, which is located just a few miles northwest of Island Park Idaho is a great place to go boating, wave running, and all the other fun things you can do on a beautiful mountain lake.
Aside from having Yellowstone National Park right next door, Island Park Idaho has several wonderful attractions, such as Mesa Falls, Harriman State Park, Henry's Lake State Park and Big Spring. There are also many hiking trails throughout this amazing area. So if you like playing in the outdoors, then you should definitely check out Island Park Idaho while on your next Yellowstone National Park vacation!
Shannon enjoying the view of Henry's Fork of the Snake River at Island Park Idaho.