Experience the rich history and beautiful scenery of northern Idaho with your best friend at Farragut State Park! Nestled on the southern end of Lake Pend Oreille in the Coeur d'Alene Mountains, this 4,000-acre site offers a myriad of recreational opportunities that can be enjoyed by two- and four-legged visitors alike.
Originally a World War II naval training station, Farragut State Park is now a puptastic spot to unwind with the entire family, including canine members. Start at the park's west entrance, where you'll find the visitor center. Register for the campground and purchase a trail map, snacks, and souvenirs here. Because the trail system in Farragut is so extensive, picking up a map is recommended.
There are over 40 miles of trails for you and Fido to tackle, including the 3-mile Highpoint Trail. This route will take you and your pupper up to Bernard Peak, where you'll find pawmazing views of Lake Pend Oreille. While the first two miles are easy, the final mile is rocky and steep. If you'd rather not give your leg muscles a strenuous workout, consider the Squirrel Cache Trail, an easy, 1.2-mile loop that weaves through meadow and forest.
If you and your furry buddy enjoy camping, you'll be pleased to know that the park offers over 200 individual campsites, 10 camping cabins, and 7 group camps. All major campgrounds are equipped with a shower house and modern restrooms, and most of the campsites have central water. Other activities offered at Farragut include picnicking, wildlife viewing, mountain biking, model aircraft flying, disc golf, and swimming. Also located in the park are the Museum at the Brig and Memorial Plaza, both of which honor those who have served the country.
Note that doggos are not allowed on the beach, but are welcome to tag along anywhere else on park grounds as long as they are leashed. Remember to bring your own waste bags and clean up after your pup! Expect to have a pawsome time with Fido at Farragut State Park!