Yellowstone National Park Area


Local Area Attractions

The Island Park, Idaho area is teaming with both summer and winter activities.  From our famous Island Park snowmobiling, cross country skiing and snowshoeing to our renown Island Park, Idaho fishing, horseback riding, mountain biking and scenic walking, you may not want your days here to ever end. 

Of course you will want to check out our Island Park Cabins or perhaps our Yellowstone Cabins as your base of operations.  Be sure to book fairly early as Island Park Vacation Rentals are increasingly high in demand due to Island Park's proximity to Yellowstone National Park. You can reserve up to 3 years in advance to secure your perfect lodging getaway.

Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park

Established in 1872, Yellowstone National Park is America's first national park. Located in Wyoming, Montana and Idaho, it is home to a large variety of wildlife including grizzly bears, wolves, bison, and elk. Preserved within Yellowstone National Park are Old Faithful and a collection of the world's most extraordinary geysers and hot springs, and the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.


Train - Virginia City, Montanta

Virginia City, Montana

The history of Virginia City, Montana is important to the State of Montana and to its residents because Virginia City was the birthplace of Montana and the cradle of much Montana and United States History. The history of Virginia City, Montana is important to the entire United States because strategic events were worked out in Virginia City during the Civil War.


John Sack Cabin - Big Springs, Island Park, Idaho

John Sack Cabin

John Sack Cabin is located at Big Springs, five miles east of Mack's Inn on Highway 20 in Island Park, Idaho. The cabin can be reached via a short, paved walking path starting in the campground at Big Springs. The cabin's unique location, construction, and furnishings provide for an interesting visit.


Big Springs, Island Park, Idaho

Big Springs

Big Springs is one of the headwaters of the Snake River. Located in Island Park, Idaho, this large springs gushes forth large volumes of crystal clear water. Big Springs is known for two things. First, the large trout that are visible from the bridge. Visitors love to feed the fish. Second, for John Sack Cabin.


Earthquake Lake

Earthquake Lake "Quake Lake"

On August 17, 1959 at 11:37pm several faults in the Madison River Area moved at the same time causing an earth quake that triggered a massive landslide. The slide moved at 100 miles per hour and happened in less than one minute. Over 80 million tons of rock crashed into the narrow canyon, burying and open meadow where some campers had stopped for the night. The landslide completely blocked the Madison River and caused it to form Earthquake Lake.


Mesa Falls, Island Park Idaho

Mesa Falls

Beginning in gently rolling farmlands, dipping into a tumultuous river confluence, and traveling over the rim of the nation's largest volcanic caldera, Mesa Falls Scenic Byway takes you through some of southeastern Idaho's most compelling scenery. In addition to enjoying breathtaking vistas along the route, devotees of intermountain recreation find countless activities to indulge their passions on the route's 27 miles. Originally a popular path to Yellowstone National Park, the byway offers plenty of reasons to justify a trip in itself.


Cave Falls, Island Park Idaho

Cave Falls

From Ashton, ID, take State Rt. 47 east 5.3 miles to Yellowstone National Park/Cave Falls sign.  Turn right at sign and go 18.3 miles to campground sign.  Turn right at sign into campground.
NOTE: After 5.9 miles, the access road enters Targhee National Forest and becomes Forest Rt. 582 with gravel surface.  After 16.7 miles, the road becomes paved again upon entering Wyoming.  Overall, access to the campground is on RV friendly roads.


White Water Rafting, Island Park Idaho

River Rafting

Daily whitewater rafting adventures or scenic floats. The closest rafting to West Yellowstone and Old Faithful, we are located perfectly for those visiting Yellowstone National Park, Big Sky and Bozeman, Montana. Come experience the best!
Wild West Rafting
Call 800-862-0557 or 406-848-2252. Located in Gardiner, MT
Geyser Whitewater Expeditions
Call  800-914-9031  46651 Gallatin Rd  Big Sky, MT
Mack's Inn - Float Trips
Call  888-558-7272 4292 N. Hwy. 20  Island Park, ID
Yellowstone IMAX Theater, West Yellowtone, MT

Yellowstone IMAX Theater

Located at the west entrance of the Yellowstone National Park, the Yellowstone Imax Theatre is a "must see" on your travel itinerary.
Far more than just a theatre, the Yellowstone IMAX Theatre offers a rare educational opportunity through the stunning IMAX film "Yellowstone" as well as displays located in the lobby. Visitors can see the true Yellowstone as it is today and as it was a hundred and 100,000 years ago.


Gift Baskets, Island Park, Idaho

Enchanted Forest Gift Baskets

We specialize in personalized gift baskets for all occasions! Baskets are made especially for you the day you arrive to guarantee the best in quality and freshness! Here at Enchanted Forest Gift Baskets we specialize in happy smiles and yummy goodies!

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Mack's Inn Playhouse-Island Park, Idaho

Mack's Inn Playhouse

Located in the heart of Island Park, the theatre at Mack’s Inn has become a family tradition for many. Formerly Mack’s Inn Dinner Theatre, the Mack’s Inn Playhouse has launched into a new direction offering fresh family musical parodies.

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Playmill Theater-Yellowstone Montana

Playmill Theater

The Playmill Theatre is located in beautiful West Yellowstone, MT. 2010 marks 47 years of the finest family entertainment.

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Sports Rentals-Island Park, Idaho

Sports Rentals

Contact area businesses who have the recreational vehicle for you! No matter if you want to ride the trails on an ATV, snowmobile in the winter or cruise the water in the summer we have a machine for you.
Mt. Mayhem  208-558-7390 ~ Island Park Adv. 208-558-7581 ~ High Mt. 208-558-9572
Fly Fishing-Island Park, Idaho

Fly Fishing

The Henry's Fork of the Snake River, named after Andrew Henry known for discovering and exploring the area in the early 1800s, is arguably one of the finest trout streams in the lower forty-eight states.


Camping-Island Park, Idaho


There are many beautiful campgrounds around the Island Park area. There is a campground available that will suit your needs.

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Grand Targhee Ski Resort

Grand Targhee Ski Resort

The Grand Targhee Resort is a full-service, self-contained, year-round resort located just a beautiful one-hour drive from Jackson Hole, in the heart of Wyoming's majestic Teton Mountains.

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West Yellowstone World Snowmobile Expo

West Yellowstone World Snowmobile Expo

The West Yellowstone EXPO is recognized worldwide as the "Largest Snowmobile Event in the West."Arctic Cat, Polaris, Skidoo and Yamaha will unveil their new 2013 snowmobile lines for the first time to the public at the same location.

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Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Island Park Area Chamber of Commerce calendar of events.

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Horseback Riding - Island Park, Idaho

Horseback Riding

These trips are the most beautiful rides in the world! The trails are steep, but not dangerous. We ride up onto the high mountain ridges and down into the deep ravines. We usually see wildlife and even in late summer there are still wild-flowers blooming up that high! These rides are fantastic! We conduct our rides to satisfy the desires of our guests which include things like rate of travel. You're in control, you set the pace. Bring your camera!

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Yellowstone Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center

Yellowstone Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center

The Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center's primary mission is to provide visitors to the Yellowstone area an opportunity to observe, learn & appreciate grizzly bears & gray wolves.

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