Welcome To Southeast Idaho

          

Explore Rugged lava rock plateaus, trails, walls, and caverns. Relive the stories of the pioneers, the trappers, and the native Americans. Enjoy an abundancy of natural water parks, and springs. Fish, camp and hunt in scenic mountain, and high desert terrains. Relax in hot springs heated by an ancient volcano. Visit historical sites, museums, and restorations.

          In Southeastern Idaho you can hike, bike, swim, ski, fish, hunt, and camp surrounded by clean air, nice people, friendly communities, and natural beauty.

Southeast Idaho Relives the Days
of the Pioneer

          While visiting Southeast Idaho you can cross this great nation pulling a handcart, walking over rough terrain, or bouncing along in a covered wagon. Learn about old west bank robberies, possee rides, and living in a gold camp. Experience the Native American way of life, and what it was like in the early pioneer settlements and forts. Travel back in time to the Lava flows, and the geological development of the area. Communities from all eight counties are preserving Idaho's history in museums, and restoration projects.

          Click on the link for The Museums and Historical Sites Guide. The Markers and Monuments Guide is a directory of historical sites in Southeast Idaho. Both guides have links to printable area maps.

Come to Southeast Idaho for an Historical Experience.
Indian Springs located in Power County, IdahoRiverdale Resort located in Franklin County, IdahoMaple Grove Hot Springs located in Franklin County, IdahoBlackfoot River located in Bingham County, Idaho is fed by natural springsSoda Springs located in Caribou County, IdahoCampground Pool located in Beal Lake County, IdahoLava Hot Springs located in Bannock County, IdahoDownata Hot  Springs located in Bannock County, Idaho
Spring Time in the Rockies
          Natural springs are found in abundance in southeast Idaho. Bear Creek Hot Springs located near Pallisades is a natural soaking pool reached only by experienced trekkers. Plan on an overnight stay. The surrounding area is beautiful. Downata Hot Springs is a developed resort with a swimming pool, soaking pools, restaurant, picnic/reunion accomodations, camp ground, tepees, and cabins as well as lots of interesting places to see in the area. Indian Springs is a developed resort with swimming pool, soaking pools, camp sites and picnic/reunion facilities. Lava Hot Springs is a developed resort town with an Olympian size swimming pool, soaking pools, and plenty of places to stay and things to do. Maple Grove Hot Springs has three natural, therapeutic hot pools of varying temperature with a camp site and a travel trailer that can be rented. Facilities include shower rooms and a kitchen for the use of all patrons. The Riverdale Resort features a large outdoor swimming pool, hot tubs, a therapeutic jetted tub, a hydrotube pool, and a children’s pool. There is a gaming room, snack bar, changing and locker rooms, eight motel rooms with hot tubs in every room.
          The Cherry Springs nature trail north of Pocatello is fed by natural spring waters, as is the Blackfoot River. Free, clear sparkling soda water is still available in the beautiful Soda Springs park located two miles north of the center of town. A prime attraction for more than 160 years, soda water from these springs was known nationally after rail service reached this resort area in 1882.
Come to Southeast Idaho for Relaxation

Indian Springs located in Power County, IdahoRiverdale Resort located in Franklin County, IdahoMaple Grove Hot Springs located in Franklin County, IdahoBlackfoot River located in Bingham County, Idaho is fed by natural springsSoda Springs located in Caribou County, IdahoCampground Pool located in Beal Lake County, IdahoLava Hot Springs located in Bannock County, IdahoDownata Hot  Springs located in Bannock County, Idaho
Sportsman's Access to the Wild Wild West
          From one end of Southeast Idaho to the other, (and all points in between), fishing, boating, rafting, and tubing are available for the water enthusiast. Fly fishing, angling, and trolling the rivers, lakes, streams, and reservoirs are very popular past-times. Water skiing, wading, swimming and tubing in the many waterways are all part of the Southeat Idaho way of life.
          During hunting season sportsmen meet the challenges of the great outdoors in pursuit of deer, geese, grouse, and a bevy of other wild game.
          The area is perfect for photographers, birdwatchers, and wildlife spotters. The granduer of the mountains, the diverse grasslands and lava flows, the cedar, sagebrush and pine covered hills with all the creeks, rivers and marshes is nature at its finest.
          Trails throughout the area supply hikers, climbers and bikers unforgettable experiences. Southeast Idaho has hundreds of miles of Snowmobile trails, as well as cross country ski challenges. They say if you can ski Pebble, you can ski anywhere. Professional and novice skiers alike take the challenge every winter. Watch for trail map links in the county sections of the site, or visit the Southeast Idaho Outdoor Recreation Guide.
Come and see what all the excitement is about!

Now That's Entertainment!

          There's even more things to do and see in Southeast Idaho. Visit the Southeast Idaho Entertainment Guide for information about local galleries, concerts, symphonies and theaters. The guide also contains contact information for community and county festivals, fairs and rodeos.

          If you are sports-minded the Sports Guide has links and schedules for local sporting events including community, high school, and college games. The sports guide also lists where to go for swimming lessons, snowmobiling, skiing, and golf.

Other guides available on this site:
Southeast Idaho Events Calendar
Southeast Idaho Dance & Fitness
Southeast Idaho Gallery Guide
Southeast Idaho Movie Theater Guide
Southeast Idaho County & City Guide

A Few More Facts
Southeast Idaho County & City Guide

Area Chamber of Commerce Email Addresses

American Falls:info@americanfallschamber.org
Bear Lake:chamber@dcdi.net
Blackfoot:chamber@blackfootchamber.org
Idaho Falls:info@idahofallschamber.com
Malad:maladcity@hotmail.com
Pocatello: rsatter@pocatelloidaho.com
Preston:pacc@dcdi.net
Soda Springs:sodacoc@sodachamber.com
Lava Hot Springs:findout@lavahotsprings.org
Grace:info@graceidaho.com
Aberdeendyancey@miami.edu

          Idaho was admitted to the Union as the 43rd state on July 3, 1890, signed into law by President Benjamin Harrison.
          Nickname: The "Gem State"
          Motto: "Esto Perpetua" (Let it be perpetual)

    Southeast Idaho Counties:
      Bannock:Established March 6, 1893County Seat Pocatello
      Bear Lake:Established January 5, 1875County Seat Paris
      Bingham:Established January 13, 1885County Seat Blackfoot
      Bonneville:Established February 7, 1911County Seat Idaho Falls
      Caribou:Established February 11, 1919County Seat Soda Springs
      Franklin:Established January 20, 1913County Seat Preston
      Oneida:Established January 22, 1864County Seat Malad
      Power:Established January 30, 1913County Seat American Falls

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