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.