Harriman State Park


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Harriman State Park


Location:Eastern Idaho, 18 miles north of Ashton on US 20.
Facilities:Yurts, rental cabins (4-bedroom log home and 3-bedroom cabin, both fully furnished), dormitory facility with meeting room and kitchen (for groups of 15-40), showers, restrooms, trails, picnic area, warming hut for skiers, historic buildings.
Activities:Fishing, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, wildlife viewing, guided nature walks, historic building tours.
Special Features:Park lies within an 11,000-acre wildlife refuge in the greater Yellowstone ecosystem. Moose, elk, and sandhill cranes are common here, as is North America's largest waterfowl, the trumpeter swan. Henrys Fork, which meanders through the park, is considered one of the best fly-fishing streams in the country. From 1902 to 1977 the park acreage was owned by Union Pacific Railroad investors and served as a cattle ranch and private retreat of the Harriman and Guggenheim families. Tours of the railroad ranch buildings are available during the summer months.
Address:3489 Green Canyon Rd
Island Park, ID 83429

Phone:208-558-7368
Fax:208-558-7045
Phone:866-634-3246
Web: www.idahoparks.org/parks/harriman.aspx
Size: 11,000 acres. Elevation: 6,120 feet.

See other parks in Idaho.

Harriman State Park


Location:Off Palisades Parkway, 30 miles north of New York City.
Facilities:Campgrounds (including tent and trailer sites), group camps (including Scout camping), comfort stations, showers, cabins, full-service cottages, picnic areas, playgrounds, playing fields, tennis courts, beaches, boat launch sites, boat rentals, trails, food concessions, museum/visitor center, gift shop, scenic views.
Activities:Camping, boating, fishing, swimming, hiking, bicycling, horseback riding, ice fishing, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling.
Special Features:Harriman is New York's second largest state park and includes 31 lakes and reservoirs, 200 miles of hiking trails, three beaches, two public camping areas, a network of group camps, miles of streams and scenic roads, lookout points, and numerous wildlife species. The park's major facilities include: Lakes Welch, Sebago, Tiorati, and Silver Mine, the Anthony Wayne Recreation Area, Sebago Cabins, and Beaver Pond Campgrounds. The largest of Harriman's beaches is at Lake Welch, a man-made lake in the wooded hills of the Ramapo Mountains.
Address:c/o Palisades Interstate Park Commission
Bear Mountain, NY 10911

Phone:845-786-2701
Web: nysparks.state.ny.us/parks/info.asp?parkId=143
Size: 46,613 acres.

See other parks in New York.
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Work is underway on Camp Junior, a $2 million effort to rebuild a deteriorated youth camp in Harriman State Park, a 47,500-acre wilderness park 30 minutes from the Bronx.
Cuomo announced that construction has begun on Camp Junior, a summer camp at Harriman State Park for youth from targeted neighborhoods in the Bronx.
Curry was hiking with her family on Bear Mountain in New York's Harriman State Park on April 5, when she hurt her leg.
I took this photo at our camp in Harriman State Park. The decorative band that was around this basket had been eaten by mice, leaving a one-inch wide space.
"Doin' the 'du'" is less demanding than starting out with a triathlon, but is still challenging enough to be fun--especially on courses like that of NYTC's "New York Biathlon," held twice each season in Harriman State Park. And so, while some people go on to triathlon from duathlon, many others stay out of the water and stick to two-sport races.
and Harriman State Park. With my daughters, I've hiked the Blue Mountains near Sydney, Australia, and Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada.
[A proposal to develop Harriman State Park on Idaho's Fork of the Snake River has generated much discussion among concerned fly fishers.
Wooded and remote, Lake Welch and Beaver Pond Campground are jewels of New York's Harriman State Park. Remote--but just an hour or two from the urban concentrations of New York City and New Jersey--Lake Welch offers a beautiful, half-mile long beach, one of the largest freshwater beaches in New York state.
Other nearby attractions include Harriman State Park (hiking, horseback riding) and self-guided float trips on the Henry's Fork from Big Springs to Mack's Inn Resort (208/558-7272 for boat rentals).
Whether it's providing $1.9 million to improve the Group Camps and Carriage Roads at Harriman State Park, opening up a new scenic corridor through the Black Rock Forest easement, forever protecting viewsheds along Harriman and Schunnemunk, rescuing precious lands from development at Goosepond, saving habitats at Roaring Brook or preserving the natural adventure near youth camps at Bear Mountain that will invite future generations to be our next open space stewards, OSI is excited to play a vital role in the environmental conscious momentum happening here in New York State."
Currently, he is providing architectural services for Pfizer Inc., Barnard College, the State University of New York Construction Fund, Harriman State Park, and Rutgers University.
''I felt bad about telling people they're too big to ride,'' said Russ Little of Dry Ridge Outfitters, which offers rides at Harriman State Park in Idaho.