When you and your doggo are itching to get into the great outdoors, head over to Round Lake State Park, situated in the northern panhandle of Idaho. This forested park is about 114 acres that surround the 58 acre iconic Round Lake. This park has a different treat to offer every season, whether you’re in search of some cool shade in the summer, or want to get your heart pumping on the nordic ski trails in the winter. In the fall, you’ll be able to enjoy the spectacular fall colors along with the Canadian Geese flying over the lake. Dogs are welcome to join on the fun here of course, and are allowed everywhere except on the designated swimming beaches.
A great way to explore this park is by means of the trails. The park features three trails that you and your pupper will love: the Stewardship Trail, the Tapper Trail, and the Swamp Tromp. You can take your pick or you can combine them all for more of a challenge. The longest trail is the Stewardship Trail, which follows a variety of forest roads. Possibly the most scenic is the Tapper Trail, as it skirts along the shoreline and offers views of the lake, marshes, and beaver activity. Make sure your doggo stays leashed, on the trail, and leaves only paw prints!
If you and Fido want to spend a night under the stars, you’re in luck! The Round Lake State Park also features a campground. There are 16 serviced campsites and 35 standard, all including amenities such as nearby restrooms with showers, electricity, water, and a dump station. Be sure to reserve a campsite well in advance!
Some of the other activities that this park features include swimming, fishing, non-motorized boating, wildlife viewing, picnicking, and biking. The park is teeming with flora and fauna, of which you can enjoy the sights while your pup enjoys the smells. This convenient, family-friendly park is sure to get your dog’s tail wagging!