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Island-Park is a small town in Fremont County, located less than an hour from the Yellowstone National Park West entrance. The city was incorporated by owners of the many lodges and resorts along U.S. Route 20 in 1947 to circumvent Idahos liquor laws that prohibited the sale of liquor outside of city limits. It is only 500 feet wide in most locations and claims to have the "longest Main Street in the world," at 33 miles long. Island Park is known for its excellent fishing in both summer and winter. Henrys Lake and Island Park Reservoir offer cutthroat, rainbow and brook trout. There is an abundance of other recreational opportunities in Island Park, as well, including hiking and horseback riding trails and mountain biking. The scenery is incredible, with waterfalls, grassy meadows filled with wild flowers and mountains that rise more than 8,000 feet in elevation. Snowmobiling in the Island Park area is also fantastic, with hundreds of miles of groomed trails available. You can rent a snowmobile, or take a guided tour. Cross country ski trails also go from Island Park all the way to Harriman State Park. Island Park is also known for its historical landmarks such as Big Springs, Mesa Falls, Johnny Sacks Cabin, Quake Lake and more.

Surrounding areas: Ashton, Idaho (33.9 mi)

Island Park Vacation Rentals




Island Park Hotels and Resorts

 
Hotels & Motels
A-bar Motel & Supper ClubHC 66Island Park, ID (208) 558-7358
Harriman State Park DormHC 66Island Park, ID (208) 558-7368
Island Park Village ResortHC 66Island Park, ID (208) 558-7502
Comfort Inn638 Madison AveWest Yellowstone, MT13.3 mi.(406) 646-4212
Clubhouse West Yellowstone105 E Electric StWest Yellowstone, MT13.5 mi.(406) 646-4092
West Yellowstone Conference Hotel Holiday Inn315 Yellowstone AveWest Yellowstone, MT13.5 mi.(406) 646-7365
Traveler's Lodge225 Yellowstone Ave Box 1110West Yellowstone, MT13.6 mi.(406) 646-9561
Fairfield Inn-w YellowstoneWest Yellowstone, MT13.7 mi.(406) 646-4892
Kelly Inn West Yellowstone104 S Canyon StWest Yellowstone, MT13.7 mi.(406) 646-4544
Westward Ho16 BoundaryWest Yellowstone, MT13.8 mi.(406) 646-7331

Island Park Weather & Climate

The upper corner of southeastern Idaho has a unique four-season climate. The area's precipitation is approximately 20-30 inches, which is among the highest in southern Idaho, although the area is not in the mountains. This unusually high precipitation is due to the unique geography of southern Idaho and Yellowstone. The Snake River Plain was formed by the Yellowstone hot spot across southern Idaho, and it forms a moisture channel that extends from the Pacific Ocean to Yellowstone area. This southeastern corner at the head of the Snake River Plain and at the end of the Yellowstone moisture channel gets as much snow as the typical ski towns of Colorado. In contrast, summers are hot and humidity is low throughout the state.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 26°F 5°F 3.38 in. -
February 31°F 7°F 2.80 in. -
March 38°F 14°F 2.51 in. -
April 47°F 23°F 1.91 in. -
May 58°F 32°F 2.58 in. -
June 69°F 38°F 2.32 in. -
July 78°F 42°F 1.60 in. -
August 79°F 40°F 1.50 in. -
September 69°F 32°F 1.59 in. -
October 55°F 25°F 1.69 in. -
November 36°F 15°F 2.44 in. -
December 27°F 5°F 3.33 in. -

Island Park Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Yellowstone airport (WYS) located about 14 miles northeast of Island Park in West Yellowstone, Montana, the Driggs Reed Memorial airport (U59) located approximately 57 miles south of Island Park in Driggs, Idaho, the Dell Flt Strip airport (4U9) located roughly 69 miles west of Island Park in Dell, Montana, and finally the Jackson Hole airport (JAC) located around 71 miles south of Island Park in Jackson, Wyoming.

Island Park Attractions

 
Ski Areas
Big Sky MountainBig SkyMT50.4 mi.
Jackson HoleTeton VillageWY71.5 mi.
Bridger BowlBozemanMT79.0 mi.
Snow KingJacksonWY79.7 mi.
Maverick MountainPolarisMT103.7 mi.
 
State Parks
Henrys Lake State ParkID4.7 mi. 
Harriman State ParkID16.7 mi. 
 
Zoos and Aquariums
Tautphaus Park ZooIdaho FallsID82.8 mi.


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