Henry's Lake State Park is set on Henry's Lake which is renowned for its trout fishing. It is considered by many to be the best trout fishing in Idaho. The park is set on a gentle slope on the south side of the lake and has almost no trees. There are paved nature trails along Howard's Slough and over to the outlet into Henry's Fork of the Snake River. The boating facilities are good with a great deal of parking. There is a fish cleaning station near the boat docks.
Campsites: There are 44 campsites and 2 cabins. The roads and driveways are paved surrounded by grass. There are only a few trees in the park. BJ stated they have planted over 200 seedlings so there will be trees! Each site has a picnic table and a fire pit with attached grill.
Host on Site: Yes, we were given a tour by "BJ".
Garbage Services: Yes.
Electricity Available: Yes, 20, 30 and 50 amp.
Restroom: The restrooms are clean and include showers!
Handicap Accessible: The park is handicap accessible. Even the trails are paved.
Firewood: Firewood is sold in the park.
Pets: Pets must be kept on a 6 foot leash and you are responsible for cleaning up after your pet.
Picnic Area: Yes, there is a small picnic area in the boating area.
Recreation: Camping, sightseeing, photography, hiking, wildlife watching and much more. Yellowstone National Park is only a short drive to the east.
Fishing: Henry's Lake is one of the premier trout fishing lakes in Idaho. Check the regulations here.
Boating: Yes. The boating facilities are good. Check out our pictures.
Swimming: One could swim but this is not a swimming lake.
Wildlife: Moose are fairly common here. There are also deer, elk, grizzly bear and other forest animals. This is grizzly bear country so use caution. One would be unlikely to see a bear at the park but it could happen.
Additional Camping Opportunities: We have reviews for these nearby campground; Bill Frome County Park, Big Springs Campground, Flat Rock Campground, Upper Coffee Pot Campground, Buffalo Campground, McCrea Bridge Campground and Buttermilk Campground.
Fee Schedule: The cabins are $50.00 per day each (2 cabins), an individual site with electricity and access to water are $18.00 to $20.00 (15 sites) while the sites with electricity and water are $18.00 to $24.00 (19 Sites). 8 campsites are available on a first come first served basis.
Campground Reservations: You may reserve your campsite at reserveamerica.com.
Phone service: We had service on our ATT cell phones.
Nearby Services: Services and supplies are available in Island City. Gas, food, fishing supplies and more can be found in the stores, gas stations and lodges along Island City's 30 mile long "Main Street". Island City is a series of stations and stores scattered along the highway for 30 miles. It is a very unusual city.
RV Dumping Site: Yes, There is an RV dump station at the park.
Location/Driving instructions: From Boise, Idaho, check this GoogleMap.
Elevation: 6519 Feet
Reviewed: July 2012
This information is accurate as of the date of the review.
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