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Heyburn State Park
Heyburn State Park © Melissa Coggin
Heyburn State Park © Melissa Coggin
57 Chatcolet Lower Rd
Plummer, Idaho   83851
(lat:47.3738 lon:-116.7632)

Phone: (208) 686-1308
Reservations: 208-686-1308
Heyburn State Park is the oldest park in the Pacific Northwest. Created in 1908, it is comprised of approximately 5,500 acres of land and 2,300 acres of water. The park includes three lakes; Chatcolet, Benewah, and Hidden Lakes, with the shadowy St. Joe River meandering along the eastern boundary of the park.

Natural and cultural history is plentiful at Heyburn. Before it was a park, the general area was a gathering place for the Coeur d' Alene Indian tribe. In the 1930's, the park was a Civilian Conservation Corps camp and those hardworking crews built many of the park's buildings.

Heyburn is a natural park with a variety of different habitats. Large, tall Ponderosa pines tower over grassy hillsides covered in wildflowers. On shadier slopes, cedar trees mix with hemlocks and huge white pines. On the edges of the lakes, the wetland/marsh areas are home to many types of wildflowers and plants.
History of the Area
The Coeur d?Alene Indians were the first inhabitants of the area now known as Heyburn State Park. It was an ideal place for an encampment. Then, as today, the lakes provided an abundance of fish, the marsh areas had plentiful waterfowl and the heavily timbered slopes and open meadows were ideal habitat for deer, bear and upland birds.

Heyburn State Park was created from the Coeur d?Alene Indian Reservation by an act of Congress, on April 20, 1908. The deed, signed by President William Howard Taft, granted 5,505 acres of land and 2,333 acres of water to the State. The park was named in honor of U.S. Senator W.B. Heyburn of Idaho.

Much of the early construction was performed by Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Camp SP-1. Starting in 1934, Camp SP-1 members built roads, trails, bridges, campgrounds, picnic areas, picnic shelters and the Rocky Point Lodge (now the Rocky Point Interpretive Center). Today, many of these facilities are still in use?the CCC's proud legacy.
 Hiking Trailyes
 Swimming Beachyes
 Bike Trailsyes
 Bridle Trailsyes
BoatingLaunch Rampsyes
Cottage Amenities: Each two bedroom cottage sleeps up to eight and has a furnished kitchen, furniture, etc. Visitors need to provide their own linens.

$115 per night (plus MVEF and Idaho State Sales Tax) Requires a (5) five night minimum stay from June 15th-Sept 15th.

Reservation Season: Reservations for cottages within Heyburn State Park are available year-round.

To reserve, call (866) 634-3246.
Benewah Campground

Available Campsites: Standard Campsites, Serviced Campsite/W, Serviced Campsite/W,E and Serviced Campsite/W,E,SWR.

Amenities include individual campsites, some with and some without electricity, water, and sewer available at the site. All campsites share access to central water, shower and restroom facilities.

Reservation Season: Campsites within Benewah Campground are non-reservable and are available from May 15th - September 15th on a "first-come, first-served" basis.

Chatcolet Campground

Available Campsites: Standard Campsites

Amenities include individual campsites with central water and flush toilets.

Standard Campsites - $12 per night (plus daily MVEF and Idaho State Sales Tax)

Reservation Season: Chatcolet Campground is open from May 1st - May 24 and September 9th - October 1st on a "first-come, first-served" basis (weather permitting). Campsite reservations are available from the Thursday prior to Memorial weekend through Labor Day weekend.

Make a reservation online, or call (866) 634-3246.

Available Campsites: Standard Campsites, Serviced Campsites/W,E and Serviced Campsite/W,E,SWR

Amenities include individual campsites, some with and some without electricity, water, and sewer available at the site. All campsites share access to central water, shower and restroom facilities.

Reservations Season: Hawleys Landing Campground is open for reservations from the Thursday prior to Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. Camping on a "first-come, first-served" basis is available from the beginning of May (weather permitting) to the Thursday prior to Memorial Day weekend and from the day after Labor Day to October 1st (weather permitting).

Make a reservation online, or call (866) 634-3246

Multiple Site Reservation Considerations

For groups wishing to book multiple sites (seven (7) campsites or more) Hawley?s Landing and Chatcolet Campgrounds are available: multiple site reservations for seven (7) campsites or more must be made through the call center at (866)-634-3246.
Boats and RVs
Boat Rentals
We provide the largest range of water sport activities in North Idaho. We supply Lake Coeur d alene with boat rentals, pontoon rentals and waverunners often refered to as a sea doo. We located in the quaint little town of Harrison on the southern end of Lake Coeur d Alene.
5.5 miles from park*

Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes

The Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes, a 72 mile paved bike trail, goes right through Heyburn State Park. You can bike or walk the 3100 foot bridge/trestle across the St Joe River to the other side of Lake Coeur d?Alene. The gentle grade is easy for just about anyone. Bicycle rentals for adults and children are available at the park headquarters.

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
September 11 PEACE QUIET AND NATURE by Regulars Again
We continue to love this park and use it for relaxing, biking, camping and hiking. There is no better place in Idaho for the real outdoorsman/woman!
August 6 lovely by Nikki Inc
a nice park, many of the sites are fairly private--we had tent site 133, it was perfect for 3 small tents and it was surrounded by a green belt. other campers were quiet. flush toilets were handy. the lake is cold and beautiful--osprey nests. long walking and biking path. beautiful forest surrounding, lots of shade at the campsites. best of all--hardly any mosquitoes! my family prefers backpacking rather than state park camping, but we would stay here again because it was so peaceful and green.
June 17 OUTSTANDING! by Regulars
Except for the occasional drunken boaters and campers making noise (very rare), this is the most peaceful and clean, tranquil place around. Lots of wildlife and photography moments. This place is paradise, even with all the construction going on and the lack of drinkable water. Just look past these things - it is beautiful.



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