Bellevue is located in the central portion of Idaho, and was originally settled by prospectors in search of silver. Today, the town offers residents and visitors alike a welcoming atmosphere and a friendly, small-community atmosphere. Should the need arise while you are in town, the Sawtooth Animal Center is the perfect place to take your pup for care.
Bellevue offers plenty of outdoor activities geared for you and your fur-ever friend’s enjoyment. Head to the Bellevue Memorial Park or O’Donnell Park for some relaxation and a picnic lunch in their open spaces. Sports courts and playgrounds are on site at both, and be sure to keep your pup leashed.
In search of a bit more exercise? The Howard Preserve covers 13 acres, and features dedicated walking trails throughout. There is also a great fishing spot along the Big Wood River which runs through the preserve. Fido can relax while you try to catch some dinner! Seek out the spots where you and your pup can jump into the river to cool yourselves on hot days. Leashes are required here as well.
So, pack a day bag and head to Bellevue for some extraordinary adventures with your pup!
The city of Hailey lies to the south of Bellevue and offers dog-friendly adventures throughout. The Hop Porter Park has lots of open space surrounded by mountain views, and provides a perfect spot to relax and unwind. Or why not head to the Draper Wood Preserve for some outdoor activities throughout their 84 forested acres? You can walk on the boardwalk through wetland areas, or fish in Big Wood River. Be sure to keep your fur-ever friend on leash and bring along plenty of water. Binoculars and a camera are a must to capture pawtastic memories!
The Arco Mini Park, located in the city of Arco, just east of Bellevue, is a great, dog-friendly small park with open areas to wander or sit and enjoy the great outdoors. A small playground for the kiddies is on site as well. For campers, take your pup on an overnight adventure at Arco’s dog-friendly KOA campground. This pawtastic area offers a fenced, K-9 pet playground, a perfect area to let Fido stretch his legs off-leash. Afterwards, you can wander through landscaped grounds or relax under the campground’s many trees. There is also a pool for humans!
The city of Fairfield, west of Bellevue, is home to the Camas Prairie Centennial Marsh Wildlife Management Area. This outdoor paradise covers a whopping 3,100 acres, and features miles of hiking trails throughout. With something for everyone, this pawrific spot is pet-friendly. There are prime fishing locations, beautiful areas to view wildflower fields, and marshes to marvel at the native wildlife. Jump on the trails at the Miller Creek trailhead which connects with a system of hiking paths. Pups are allowed off leash on these trails. Restrooms are located on site, but please remember to bring water bottles and clean up bags.
The city of Ketchum lies just northwest of Bellevue and has a pawtastic place for your pup! The Ketchum Dog Park is known for its huge size, with acres of open space that are perfect for pups of all ages to roam. There are plenty of trees to provide shade as well. Or head to Atkinson Park where you can check out their sports fields and playground. Picnic pavilions, restrooms and drinking fountains are also on-site. This park is adjacent to the Wood River systems of Trails, which offers over 30 miles of paved passageways to adjacent communities.
The town of Sun Valley, which lies to the north of Bellevue, is considered a resort area and offers superb skiing. The Sun Valley Park is the perfect place to take your fur-ever friend. It covers 343 acres, and connects to hundreds more acres of public open spaces, just waiting to offer you adventures! There are miles of trails for either mountain biking or hiking in the summer, while snowshoeing is popular in the winter. Your pup will love following you around through the disc golf course, enjoying a picnic, or doing some bird watching. Restrooms are on-site.