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Idaho Recreation

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The Pacific Northwest, or the Northwest for short, is arguably one of the most scenic regions of the United States of America. WIth mountainous vistas, verdant forestry, bountiful rivers and, in fine, just about any piece of wilderness you could imagine or want, the Northwestern United States just about has it all. Idaho, the Gem State of the Northwest, is no exception, but one thing that sets Idaho apart from a good chunk of the Northwest is that, for the most part, the entire state of Idaho experiences all four seasons. This might seem like a no-brainer to most, but for Idahoans, such a fact is, in fact, quite the boon.

With that fact comes a host of possibilities for year-round enjoyment, whether it be something as simple as watching the seasons

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Idaho is a fisherman’s paradise. The Gem State prides itself on its gorgeous scenery and mountainous landscapes, ideal for any outdoor-lover. Wherever you go there is something new to behold! Idaho’s winding rivers, serene lakes, and large reservoirs carve their way through the rugged landscape and serve as the ideal fishing waters. Dedicated anglers from all over the country flock to these fishing hot spots each year.

You’ll find all kinds of fish species swimming their way through Idaho, including smallmouth bass, channel catfish, sturgeon, Chinook salmon, rainbow trout, and more. So grab your pole and tackle box! Here are the best fishing spots near Boise, Idaho.

South Fork of Snake River

About an hour from Boise is South Fork, where

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The western side of the United States has been known mainly for its majestic mountains, tall trees, and other beautiful scenery. The state of Idaho, in particular, may have some of the best ones! However, that is for you to decide. Down below are some of the greatest scenic overlooks in Idaho for you to visit. 

Confluence Overlook- This overlook is located in the town of Lewiston and is close to the edge of the historical Nez Perce land. From here, you can check out the Clearwater and Snake Rivers merging with each other, as well as Lewiston on the horizon. If you visit here on a clear, wintry day, you will also be able to check out Hells Canyon and the Bitterroot Mountains. This makes Confluence Overlook one of the most picture-perfect sights on

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There are a number of exciting and beautiful campsites spread throughout the state of Idaho. However, if you are simply visiting the Treasure Valley and don’t want to drive very far for some good, old-fashioned camping, here are a few campsites that are within a two-hour drive of the Boise area.

French Creek Campground- This shady campsite is a little under two hours away from Boise and is located on Lake Cascade. To get to the campground, you will need to drive on the eastern side of Lake Cascade (which has no shade whatsoever). Once you get to the tip of the lake, you will drive onto West Mountain Road, which will eventually lead to the wonderful shade provided by the Boise National Forest. The campsite itself holds a total of 21 different sites,

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Searching for great trails? Boise has exactly what you’re searching for. With such easy access to the great outdoors, it’s no wonder the city is one of the fastest-growing in the nation. Hikers, bikers and those simply out to enjoy the day from all over the Gem State flock to the foothills and mountains surrounding Boise to experience the various elevations and trails that exist there. There’s certainly something for every type of outdoor-lover and every hiking/biking level to be found near Boise.

In the summer, Boise can get very hot! Many of the scenic trails will leave you exposed to direct sunlight and the elements. Remember to prepare accordingly by making sure to bring enough water, high-energy snacks, and sun protection. Avoiding heat stroke

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The Downtown scene in Boise Idaho is very exciting and vibrant. There are a lot of different types of people with different tastes in music, clothes and, you guessed it, food. There are a lot of places that you can go when you are downtown that are great chain restaurants that you will recognize. This is good for picky eaters that are never sure if they are going to find a place that has food that they will like. In downtown Boise, it is guaranteed that you will be able to find a restaurant that will fit your specific likes and dislikes. If you are not a picky eater but you like places that have a warm and inviting place to enjoy a meal with friends and loved ones then you are also in the right place. There are plenty of restaurants that are

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Lucky Peak is located seventeen miles away from Boise. Once there was a victorious mining camp that was located just north of Lucky Peak and that is how Lucky Peak got its name. The Dam of Lucky Peak has offered flood protection of the Boise River since 1954. The Dam has prevented approximately one point three billion dollars in flood damages. Lucky Peak has approximately one million visitors annually who enjoy the lakeside outdoor activities the lake offers. Lucky Peak is home to deer and elk and is managed by the Wildlife department of the Idaho Fish and Game. Lucky Peak offers a great economic drive to the region as it offers irrigation water, wintering elk and water skiing.

Rooster Tail

One of the most common springtime attractions is the

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Camping in Idaho

Camping season is many people's favorite time of the year. Who would not love it, the fresh air, the constant sound of slapping mosquitoes, the rushing waters, and much more? If you are one of the ones who enjoys the search for new camping spots each summer, you might find one in the below list. You will find many gems in the list, anywhere from flatlands to the big mountain peaks. There are some for those who enjoy solitude, those looking for a little lesson in history, stargazing and must more.

French Creek

The campground of French Creek is located in a shady part of Lake Cascade. You will find the campground by driving past the campgrounds with no shade as it is treeless, into Donnelly. You will then continue on the road swinging around the

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Imagine vacationing at a lake near your home city where you live, playing on the shore in the sand building the sand castle of your dreams. Floating on the dock, taking the air mattress or flotation device on the water or sitting in the beach chair soaking up the rays of the sun enjoying the beauty of the outdoors. Build memories with those close to you by enjoying a day trip, vacation, and so forth by visiting the following lakes that are near Boise, Idaho.

Redfish Lake

Redfish Lake is located 3 hours away from Boise in Sawtooth national Forest near Stanley, Idaho. Redfish sits at 6,548 feet high in elevation. You will find that Redfish Lake is the most gorgeous lakes within Idaho’s borders as the mountain peaks frame the lake. You will find

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North Boise is filled with great shops, amazing people, and (most importantly) an array of delicious and unique restaurants that are sure to get your taste buds tingling with excitement! In this article are some options to help you start your mouth-watering journey for some authentic meals.

The Dutch Goose- Located at 3515 W. State Street, is an American pub with one of the cheapest places to eat in this part of town. If you are wanting to avoid the crowds to watch a game at the bar, this place has the ideal set-up. With multiple TV’s, pool tables, and horseshoe pits outside, this pub is fairly different from some of the other places out there. Some of their food items include authentic finger steaks (cut fresh every day), chicken

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