Winchester Lake State Park

May 21, 2008 

PETE ZIMOWSKY

Winchester Lake State Park, north of Grangeville, has it all: a lake, woods, trails and wildlife. It is a perfect place to just camp and hang out. It is family-friendly, and you might see whitetail deer, osprey, bald eagles and waterfowl.

Be sure to visit the nearby Wolf Education and Research Center.

How to get there: Drive four and a half to five hours north on Idaho 55 and U.S. 95 to Winchester. Go through town and follow the signs to the park. The drive is a little more than five hours.

Activities: Fishing, hiking, biking and wildlife watching.

Amenities: It has all the camping amenities, even hot showers and electric hookups and drinking water. Yurts also are available.

Nearest place to get supplies: Stock up in Winchester.

Fees/reservations: $12.60 for basic campground, $16.60 and higher depending on services. Four yurts are available for campers for $47.25 to $71.25. Also, a $4 motor vehicle entrance fee. For reservations, go to www.idahoparks.org.

Information: (208) 924-7563.

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