Heyburn State Park
Heyburn State Park is Idaho’s first – and, created in 1908, is actually the oldest state park in the Pacific Northwest. This large, 8,000-acre park has 73 campsites plus cabins and cottages, and is open year-round. Located at the southern tip of Coeur d’Alene Lake, the park is along the fabulous Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes – a 72-mile paved bike path extending to Wallace – and features a host of activities including picnicking, hiking, swimming, boating, fishing, waterfowl hunting and more.
For hikers, there are a number of trails of interest, many of them suitable for mountain bikes and featuring big lake views:
The Whitetail Loop trail is 6.2 miles with a good climb to elevation then relatively rolling terrain.
The Indian Cliff Trail is a 2.3 mile loop for foot traffic only.
Plummer Creek Fire Trail is 1.5 miles relatively flat walking.
The Lakeshore Loop Trail stays near the lake and is relatively flat for its .9 mile length.
For boaters, there is a launch, dock and marina.