The history of camping by Snake River in the rural city of Heyburn goes back to the early 1900s, when the building of a bridge across the river saw tents popping up everywhere along the water’s edge.
Today, this area is Heyburn Riverside RV Park, where travelers can pull up in their RVs and get connected to electricity (30/50 amp), water, and sewer. The park has undergone many changes, with growing trees for shade plus renovated showers and restrooms with a coded access. The setting is pleasant, with some traffic noise from the highway depending where your site is placed
This is a well-maintained, city-owned park run by hosts who are there to ensure guests have a memorable time. Pull-through and back-in RV sites are spacious and level on gravel or concrete pads with plenty of grassy spaces for family games. All sites are provided with a picnic table, and fire rings are allowed. Snake River is an opportunity to kayak or fish for brown trout or bass.
Heyburn Riverside RV Park is an ideal stopover or place to camp if you’ve come to see the Minidoka National Wildlife Refuge, created by a former American president for the protection of native birds. Hikers will enjoy the unmarked trails and views of local wildlife.
You can bring pets to the park, but dogs must stay on a leash. Owners are expected to pick up their waste, so bring plenty of litter bags. The park is super tidy with a pretty landscaped appeal where dogs can dip their paws in the river or wag their tail while exploring the grounds. A charming, dog-friendly trail alongside the river is perfect for leisurely walks.
If you’re looking for child-friendly things to do, take a 3-minute drive to the nearby city of Heyburn, where Kasota Park is all about fun in the water. A few miles up the road finds you in Burley, where Storybook Park has an awesome playground and the Burley Skate Park is hours of entertainment. Heyburn State Park is one of the oldest in the country with almost six thousand acres of magical lakes, flowering fields, and older, established pines. Dogs can enjoy the park, and it's recommended they stay on-leash, as wildlife roams the area.
The peak times at the park are holidays and summer months, so make a booking early as the sites are quick to fill up.