10 Things to Do in Island Park That You Shouldn't Miss

December 7, 2017 Etsuko Causey

Island Park is a city in Fremont County, Idaho, United States. The city's population was 286 at the 2010 census, up from 215 in 2000. The city was incorporated by owners of the many lodges and resorts along U.S. Route 20 in 1947, primarily to circumvent Idaho's liquor laws that prohibited the sale of liquor outside of city limits. It is only 500 feet (150 m) wide in most locations and, at 33 miles (53 km), claims to have the longest "Main Street" in the world.
Restaurants in Island Park

1. Johnny Sack Cabin

Big Springs Park, Island Park, ID
Excellent
80%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 69 reviews

Johnny Sack Cabin

Reviewed By JAZEStopp

This was mine and my sisters second visit but a first for my friend. We were taking photos and then a moose and her baby came out of the forest and ate in the river. Great experience and a beautiful location. Lots of wildlife as well.

2. Mack's Inn Playhouse

4292 Highway 20, Macks Inn Resort, Island Park, ID 83433 +1 208-558-7272
Excellent
79%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 61 reviews

Mack's Inn Playhouse

Mack's Inn Playhouse is a summer stock dinner theatre located in Island Park, Idaho. In 2008, Andrew & Julie Durrant, began a lease on the building and changed the name from Mack's Inn Dinner Theater. The couple launched the theater into a new, fresh direction. The Playhouse offers family friendly musical spoofs. All food is cooked on site and meals offered include Prime Rib or Chicken. Past shows include: "Less Miserable;A Whole Lot LESS Miserable", "Butch Cassidy and the SUN Burnt Kid", "Phantom of the Grand Ole Opry", and "HOME School Musical". In 2012, the Durrant's packed up and moved to St. George Utah and started a year round dinner theatre called "Rattlin' D Playhouse". In May 2013, Lisa and Jeff Carter from West Yellowstone relocated the Pinecone Playhouse to occupy the space. Pinecone Playhouse at Mack's Inn continues to offer the very best in family friendly entertainment. Join us for live music and lots of laughs!

Reviewed By tootsweet2 - Twin Falls, Idaho

"Phantom of the Grand Ole Opry" was a rollicking good time-- excellent classic melodrama, well-written and well performed, the funniest jokes being improv and/or local.. Even the "turn off your cell phone" and "take whiny kids out" speeches were memorably funny. A look around the audience showed everyone fully engaged and having fun. The best bargain is the excellent prime rib dinner with the show.

3. Harriman State Park

3489 Green Canyon Rd, Island Park, ID 83429-5182 +1 208-558-7368
Excellent
76%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 61 reviews

Harriman State Park

Reviewed By OlalaPhoenix_Az - Phoenix,Az

My family was just taking it easy after the Yellowstone park adventure, so we decided just to dropped by, which ended up a day easy hike. The best part about it, it is untouch and natural. Lots of wild flowers, colorful butterflies, and moose sighting. Fresh air brushing my face, saw horseback riding in group, and hiking families. My daughter had fun catching blue dragonflies and releasing it to the wild. I took lots of pictures, make sure bring a fast macro lens for flowers and insects. Bring water, food, wear a hat, and good shoes. We have lunch on a picnic table. Watch a guy fly fishing, stroll along those historic houses during the gold rush. Needless to say, it was a memorable vacation.

4. High Mountain Adventures

4141 Sawtelle Peak Rd, Island Park, ID 83429-5054 +1 208-558-9572
Excellent
92%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 22 reviews

High Mountain Adventures

Reviewed By barkman24 - Utah

Rented 3 snowmobiles this last Saturday. The machines worked great. No problems with the rentals. They were very friendly and easy to deal with.

5. Pinecone Playhouse at Mack's Inn Resort

4111 N Big Springs Loop Rd, Island Park, ID 83429-5052 +1 208-558-7871
Excellent
72%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
7%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 53 reviews

Pinecone Playhouse at Mack's Inn Resort

Reviewed By L A - Idaho

Have gone to Mack's Inn before, so we were really disappointed with the changes. New owners, new meal (not as good), different talent. The actor's singing was great, but other things detracted from them. For example, after dinner and before the show, they now pass...MoreWe will keep trying to incorporate the things that make our little Playhouse unique and special. Live music, a hearty meal and family friendly entertainment. Hopefully you will come back and find something you like! Kind Regards, Lisa Carter

6. Yellowstone Horses - Eagle Ridge Ranch

3438 Old Shotgun Rd, Eagle Ridge Ranch, Island Park, ID 83429-5107 +1 208-558-7077
Excellent
93%
Good
5%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 160 reviews

Yellowstone Horses - Eagle Ridge Ranch

Horseback riding for the family! Go on a half day ride near the Continental Divide, come back and eat your lunch and then for no extra charge go fishing in one of the private ponds here at the ranch. Wildlife is seen on nearly every ride and you'll love the great western atmosphere. Be sure and bring you camera!

Reviewed By PNWTravellinMan - Vancouver, Washington

We signed up for this activity looking forward to the great scenery posted in so many of the photos and as described in the various reports.

When we reserved the day of the ride we were told that the price would be $75 rather than the advertised $55 due to staff shortages (it was eclipse day.) We cancelled at that point thinking that is not our problem. Later we received a text saying they could do it for the $55 so we went for it.

There were four adults and two children (3/5) in our party. After we got saddled up we spent approximately the next hour and one half meandering through the same lodgepole pine forest over a series of looping and intersecting trails seeing nothing but the same trees and cows the entire time. No mountains, no streams, no rivers, just the same trees, cows, and grass over and over.

The young man guiding the trip was very nice and answered questions but didn't provide much else by way of information. Those on horses in the back couldn't hear anything even if something of interest was said.

We have been on horseback rides in multiple countries around the world and this one rates at the bottom of the list.

7. Henry's Fork Anglers

3340 N Highway 20, Island Park, ID 83429-5134 +1 208-558-7525
Excellent
77%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 27 reviews

Henry's Fork Anglers

Henry's Fork Anglers is located on the banks of the world famous Henry's Fork of the Snake River. Henry's Fork Anglers is a full service fly shop offering the angler a full complement of flies, fly fishing tackle, and clothing. Known the world over for its prolific hatches, challenging trout and spectacular scenery, the Henry's Fork fishery has no equal and with over 30 years of angling experience, Henry’s Fork Anglers has established themselves as the premier fly shop!Henry's Fork Anglers also provides guided fishing trips on the Henry's Fork, South Fork of the Snake River, Madison River, Yellowstone National Park, and on numerous area lakes.

Reviewed By eihpd - tampa

We stopped in to get advice on where to fish. Perfect! He tipped my pole and set me up with some flies. We shopped the clearance section, beautiful tshirts! and gave advice on where to get some eats too!

8. Mack`s Inn Float Trip and Rentals

4292 N. Hwy. 20, Island Park, ID 83429
Excellent
61%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
6%
Terrible
10%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 46 reviews

Mack`s Inn Float Trip and Rentals

An adventure of a lifetime! Macks Inn Resort provides float trips for a memorable adventure down the North Fork of the Snake River, Henrys Fork. Macks Inn Resort is privileged to have a contract with the United States Forest Service to launch at the Big Springs boat launch to provide float trips on this unique section of the Snake River.

Reviewed By JCStover - Cranberry

Get here when they open or you run the risk of not getting to go. We arrived at 9:45 for a 10:00 opening. There was already a line. Only kayaks and canoes were being offered due to wind (the large flat bottom boats and rafts get pulled too much by wind). It took forever to get loaded up (we think we got in the water at 11). I had never kayaked but my 12 year old and I did great in a tandem one. It didn't take long to figure it out. The current takes you on a nice ride. We only got beached once towards the start. My husband loved his single kayak and my in-laws enjoyed their canoe. We saw a bald eagle and 3 moose. We wished there hadn't have been so many other people in the water. They were really really loud and we were looking for a quiet, serene trip. I think this event will be a fan favorite for all of our Yellowstone. Be sure to pack sunscreen. We all had on sunscreen, reapplied, but still got sun. Wear water shoes or flip flops too in case you get beached.

9. Big Springs

hwy 059A, Island Park, ID +1 208-523-3278
Excellent
80%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 10 reviews

Big Springs

Reviewed By jesse o - Jackson, Wyoming

While some sources list Henry's lake as the source of Henry's Fork of the Snake River, others claim this is, by dint of its prodigious flow. We came to see the amazing congregation of trout who gather there and to feed them! There are coin operated food dispensers there. The historic Johnny Sack cabin is on the far shore. But we came to see the trout and the water and felt well satisfied!

10. Mountain Mayhem-Day Rentals

3388 N Highway 20, Island Park, ID 83429-5134 +1 208-558-7390
Excellent
68%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
0%
Terrible
16%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 6 reviews

Mountain Mayhem-Day Rentals

Reviewed By Holly K - Tarpon Springs, Florida

Three of us rented 2 4 stroke snow machines for 1 week. Reserving the machines was simple as was the pick up. Kevin and Tonia were very nice, helpful and efficient. Unfortunately we had to avail ourselves of their great customer service more times than we felt should have been necessary. To make a long story short, we had numerous breakdowns..this first on the first day, we got a new machine, that one actually worked well and we had it the whole time, the other machine was replaced several times. We got stuck 30 miles away in West Yellowstone, and the last day we were stranded 15 miles out in the middle of nowhere... each time Kevin was helpful and responded quickly to our situation. Our problem was not with Kevin and his service, but with the machines...they are way too old (2006) to be rented for a week. We were compensated for our trouble, but I would have rather paid full price and never had any problems with the snowmobiles, that really put a damper on our trip...this was a lifelong desire to snowmobile the Yellowstone area and the problems with the machines was a bummer. Again, the service we got from Kevin was outstanding, but if you are renting a snow mobile for a week, get a newer machine.

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