The mission of Friends of Idaho State Parks is to provide education about Idaho’s state parks and to work in partnership with the State of Idaho to sustain a financially stable, healthy, and vibrant parks system for use by all.

Who are we?

The Friends of Idaho State Parks was formed in 2009 when a state budget crisis threatened to dismantle the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation and close many state parks. Initially, the group was just a Facebook page devoted to passing along news about possible closures. 

In 2013, the Friends of Idaho State Parks became a 501 (c)3 nonprofit, dedicated to supporting Idaho’s state parks.


Writers at Harriman is probably the best known program of Friends of Idaho State Parks. Find out more about that writing camp for high school students.

Become a member

Do you enjoy and support Idaho's state parks? Please help us assure they remain open for your kids and grand kids. 

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Friends of Idaho State Parks • PO Box 7164 • Boise ID 83707

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