We want to help you plan ahead for your next extended adventure in the Island Park and Yellowstone National Park area!

Scroll through to read more about 10 incredible activities beyond Yellowstone National Park to enjoy while visiting Island Park, Idaho.


provides float trips for a memorable family adventure down the North Fork of the Snake River, Henry's Fork! During the five-mile float, views of the mountains contrast the crystal clear waters. Be prepared to see moose, elk, deer, trout, Kokanee Salmon (during the fall), eagles, swans and more!

Macks Inn River Adventure is a 3 hour river float. You can choose between a River Float Tube, Tandem Kayaks, SUP Board, Rafts, Canoes and, Sit-in/Sit-on Kayaks. The rental will include paddles and transportation to the launch site. You can visit https://www.macksinn.com/River-Adventures to book now!

#2 Mesa Falls

At Upper Mesa Falls, a thunderous curtain of water – as tall as a 10-story building – pours over remnants of an ancient volcanic super-eruption. A mile south, Lower Mesa Falls repeats the performance, the river continually chiseling away at the solidified ash and lava. The beautiful Upper and Lower Mesa Falls are the last prominent waterfalls on the Snake River unaffected by manmade influences. A scenic walking path leads to excellent viewpoints. Come and enjoy the beauty of the famous Snake River!

Mesa Falls is only 21.3 miles from the SpringHill Suites in Island Park. It is a beautiful and scenic drive through Harriman State Park! The Mesa Falls Visitor Center is open daily in the summer and has limited hours on certain weekends during the winter. From the Visitor Center, an accessible trail and boardwalk provide spectacular views of Mesa Falls.

#3 Island Park Reservoir and Henry's Lake

These two lakes are a family fun destination! Enjoy all water activities on Island Park Reservoir and Nationally Recognized fishing on Henry's Lake. These beautiful lakes are within minutes of the SpringHill Suites Island Park Yellowstone.


Rent your water equipment at Mountain Mayhem in Island Park. As with any activity around the water keep on eye on the weather conditions and bring lots of sunscreen!

#4 Big Springs

Big Springs is one of the headwaters of the Snake River. A short distance from the glassy pool is a bridge. Toss bread crumbs into the water from it, and you’ll see that constant flow (at a year-round temperature of 52 degrees) and the clean gravel bottom make for perfect trout habitat. Big Springs’ trout get BIG! Leave your fishing pole in the car, though: No fishing is allowed until below the outlet to Henry’s Lake, several miles away. The spring supports enormous rainbow trout which are protected from fishing. A .5 mile handicap accessible trail offers wildlife viewing of osprey, bald eagles, waterfowl and the occasional moose, white-tailed deer, and muskrat. Wildlife can be seen year-round although winter access is restricted by snow. Go east on Big Springs road in the Macks Inn area and it will take you right to this site.

Warm River Springs is a must see as well! Warm River Springs comes right our of the mountain and is only 23 miles from Big Springs.

#5 Fly Fishing

Island Park's Henry's Fork of the Snake River is one of the most famous trout streams in all of the United States. Anglers come from all over the world to this river to fish it's diverse and productive waters.

Henry's Fork Anglers provideds guided fly fishing tours and will have all the gear neaded to cast out into the Henry's Fork River!

#6 Island Park Hiking

Experience Targhee National Forest through hiking. Coffee Pot Rapids Trail hike is one of many hikes in Island Park and is along the Henry’s Fork of the Snake River samples the birds and wildlife of the river in a tranquil stretch. The river flows so gently here that algae make the water green. Because the trail is shaded, the hike is pleasant on a hot day. The destination, Coffee Pot Rapids, sprays white water in a dark, narrow section of the canyon.

Experience the beauty of Island Park and surrounding areas with the many hikes in the area! Please visit Island Park Trails for all information on surrounding hikes.


#7 Horseback Riding

There are many trails with hundreds of miles. Island Park trails will take you over mountain ridges, into deep ravines, into grassy meadows, and into moose country. Come and expereince wildlife, wild-flowers, and more on horseback!

Book horseback rides with Eagle Ridge Ranch and Harriman State Park.

#8 ATV Riding

Come expereince a family fun outing with ATV riding! Island Park Idaho is a perfect destination for ATV outings and has hudreds of miles of old logging roads in the Targhee National forest.

Rentals available with High Mountain Adventures if needed. Abundant trailer parking provided at the SpringHill Suites Island Park Yellowstone.

#9 Island Park 9 Hole Golf

Come expereince Island Park Village Golf Course, set in the beautiful mountain setting. they have a 9-hole Golf Course with full amenities in beautiful Island Park Idaho, just 20 miles from the west entrance to Yellowstone National Park. The course is open 7:30am to 8:00pm seven days a week, May-October. (weather permitting)

Go to Island Park Village Golf to book your golf expereince.

#10 Yellowstone Playhouse-Island Park

Has been entertaining locals and visitors to Yellowstone and Island Park for over 10 years. Join them for a night of family friendly fun and entertainment in their brand new building just minutes from the SpringHill Suites in Island Park.

You can book your tickets for the summer shows at the Yellowstone Playhouse-Island Park. You will not regret seeing these shows!

If you're longing for socially-distanced adventure and new experiences in the great outdoors, the Island Park/Yellowstone area has so many incredible options to choose from! Visit Island Park, Idaho's Website to see the full list of activities boardering the West Yellowstone area and plan your perfect future trip to Island Park, Idaho!

Plan your future visit to West Yellowstone area and make Island Park your base for multi-day adventures!
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